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Syrian refugees struggle to cope and seek child marriage as a solution

Syrian refugees struggle to cope and seek child marriage as a solution

Recent concerns have sparked as child marriages spike among Syrian refugees in Jordan.  Difficult conditions in Jordan have many parents pushing to have their daughters married at an earlier age.   The issue has created a concern among many international aid organizations that the rise in child marriage has been brought on …

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Updates on Women, Children and Human Rights from Around the Globe

Updates on Women, Children and Human Rights from Around the Globe

Child marriages spike among Syrian refugees
The young teenage daughters of Syrian refugees in Jordan are increasingly being married to older Syrian men — against the laws of both countries — as a form of financial and other …

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Updates on Women, Children, and Human Rights from Around the Globe

Updates on Women, Children, and Human Rights from Around the Globe

London Summit offers crucial opportunities for women, health
The London Summit on Family Planning opened today and aims to prioritize and fund family planning globally. It aims to give women “the tools to make critical decisions about the size of their families and the spacing of their pregnancies,” writes Nafis Sadik, …

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A Year of Independence, but Still no Peace for the Children of Sudan

A Year of Independence, but Still no Peace for the Children of Sudan

On Monday, the Republic of South Sudan celebrated its first anniversary and independence from now-neighboring Sudan. Following decades of civil war, the nation separated from Sudan one year ago. Leaders of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda attended an official ceremony; meanwhile, thousands of people danced and waved flags during official celebrations of the newly formed …

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Updates on Women, Children, and Human Rights Around the Globe

Updates on Women, Children, and Human Rights Around the Globe

Children of the Earth summit — 1992 and 2012
As young people weigh in with their impressions of the ongoing Rio+20 conference, this documentary series, Zero …

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Clinton Releases 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report Despite the Failure to Reauthorize the TVPA

Clinton Releases 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report Despite the Failure to Reauthorize the TVPA

I am pleased to announce that this week in Washington, D.C., Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton officially released the 12th annual Trafficking in Person’s (TIP) report.  The report was openly released on June …

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UNICEF 2011 Annual Report and 2012 Annual Session

UNICEF 2011 Annual Report and 2012 Annual Session

UNICEF has released their 2011 Annual Report.  The report gives a global overview of the previous year’s achievements and highlights a number of various international, regional, and national collaborations. The report highlights UNICEF’s contributions …

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Fathers are the Cornerstones of Families

Fathers are the Cornerstones of Families

I came across this quote this morning, and it summed up everything one should say on a day like Father’s Day.
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty (Author Unknown).
Today, many fathers awoke to smiling children excited to give them special …

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World Day Against Child Labor: “Human rights and social justice…let’s end child labor”

World Day Against Child Labor: “Human rights and social justice…let’s end child labor”

Today, many children across the globe are beginning to look forward to a break from school for summer vacations.  However, for millions of children across the globe, there is no “break” and there is no classroom because they are forced to into child labor, often being denied an education all …

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The Worlds Poor Children Battle for Life Against Pneumonia and Diarrhea

The Worlds Poor Children Battle for Life Against Pneumonia and Diarrhea

As mentioned in the post, “UN Campaign Seeks to Give all Children a Shot at Life,” one in five children does not have access to vaccines that prevent deadly diseases, like measles, …

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Maternal Mortality Declining

Maternal Mortality Declining

As I wrote in the recent post, The Joy and Burden of Motherhood, “The greatest joy of motherhood is seen as the sheer gift of bringing a life into this world and helping to shape them from …

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Updates on Women, Children, and Human Rights Around the Globe

Updates on Women, Children, and Human Rights Around the Globe

Biogas saves Kenyan school money, conserves nature
A school in the rural Rift Valley of central Kenya is a model for successful small-scale response to climate change, according to this article. The school cooks with biogas produced …

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Girl Up tour kicks off at Atlanta girls’ school
Hundreds of children gathered April 30 at the Atlanta Girls’ School to help launch the Unite for …

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International Day of Families

International Day of Families

Today, May 15 is International Day of Families.  The day highlights the importance families play in our global world.  The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families.  The International …

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The Joy and Burden of Motherhood

The Joy and Burden of Motherhood

The joy of motherhood has long since been praised over and over again.  The greatest joy of motherhood is seen as the sheer gift of bringing a life into this world and helping to shape them from the moment of birth and then to watch them grow into a happy, …

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