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Great Articles on Childrens Issues in Central Asia

I highly recommend that you read two of my esteemed fellow writer's, Bonnie Boyd's, posts on the Central Asia Blog.

Central Asia: Iodized salt and children's health, which looks at the Xinjiang province of China and the governments efforts to eradicate iodine deficiency's in children.

Tajikistan: 64% poverty, and portents for more, the post looks at three recent articles highlighting the growing poverty in Tajikistan. Bonnie also highlights the effects on children, as many children not only suffer malnutrition, but are forced to assist the family in earning an income and therefore forgo their educations.



Cassandra Clifford

Cassandra Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of Bridge to Freedom Foundation, which works to enhance and improve the services and opportunities available to survivors of modern slavery. She holds an M.A., International Relations from Dublin City University in Ireland, as well as a B.A., Marketing and A.S., Fashion Merchandise/Marketing from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cassandra has previously worked in both the corporate and charity sector for various industries and causes, including; Child Trafficking, Learning Disabilities, Publishing, Marketing, Public Relations and Fashion. Currently Cassandra is conducting independent research on the use of rape as a weapon of war, as well as America’s Pimp Culture and its Impact on Modern Slavery. In addition to her many purists Cassandra is also working to develop a series of children’s books.

Cassandra currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area, where she also writes for the Examiner, as the DC Human Rights Examiner, and serves as an active leadership member of DC Stop Modern Slavery.

Areas of Focus:
Children's Rights; Human Rights; Conflict