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Climate Change and Our Children, a Continuing Saga

In my last post I covered the effects of climate change and global warning on our world's children. However I wanted to take this time to add to that posting, and give more focus on the subject. I wanted to especially give more attention to Save the Children's Legacy of Disasters; Children Bear the Brunt […]

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Children, the True Victims of Climate Change

Children, the True Victims of Climate Change

Climate Change and Global Warming are hot topics these days. We all hear the buzz around the water cooler, have had arguments with our friends and family, and listened cynically to the extremist co-worker, but the reality is no matter what we hear there is something happening to our world. As I sit here typing […]

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One Day Without the Inernet vs. A Life of Slavery, How Does Isolation Help it Spread?

I am sitting here today and I am at my wits end, just because I cannot get on the internet! Its like my life can't go on unless I am on the internet, like I cannot be part of the world if I don't have communication with those outside my geographic reach. So if I […]

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Awarness Saves Our Children

Awarness Saves Our Children

Today as I was taking my morning brake, I decided to watch The View on TV and it was a typical show full of quirky antidotes and sudden ramblings on celebrities, politics and whatever else the big story in the news is. The guest co-host today was Jamie-Lynn Sigler from the hit show the Sopranos. […]

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The True Victims of War: The Child Soldiers of Today

The True Victims of War: The Child Soldiers of Today

No child should ever fight the wars of their countries, nor should they ever have to live in such fear. But the truth is that millions are doing just that every day, there lives are lost and their innocence is never returned. Children, who never had a doll or a video game, but know how […]

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Infant's Rights to Nutrition

Infant's Rights to Nutrition

Children's rights are not always what you think they are, no one needs to tell you that sexual exploitation, slavery, rape, etc. are crimes against children and that these crimes infringe on a child's rights.  Issues such as poverty, nutrition, education, literacy, and other such issues areas are also part of children's rights, these are […]

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The Slaves Among Us: Children for Sale!

The Slaves Among Us: Children for Sale!

  Human slavery, child trafficking, its all something that happens in a country far away, maybe someplace you've never even heard of, right? Well yes it does and the problem is huge, but it's also right here at home. Yes, child trafficking and slavery is a major issue in the United States, the Land of […]

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Child Sex Tourism in Cambodia

Child Sex Tourism in Cambodia

This weekend I was trying desperately to avoid work and all that comes with it, but when you work in the NGO world work is hard to avoid. There I was desperately trying to decompress from a long week at my job working for an anti-child trafficking organization, but I couldn’t escape. I flip the […]

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Simple Statistics

Simple Statistics

When you begin to research the issues that affect our children world wide you never get over the shock of the numbers. The stories of so many never leave your mind, and even as these numbers grow you seem to never loose that one thought in your mind, "how is this possible?" I will, and […]

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How does the Internet drive crimes against children and how does it protect children?

Last night I attended a conference run by WIT (Woman in Technology) for the WIT Connect conference Using Technology to Aid Women and Children around the Globe. The conference was held in the greater DC Metro area and it looked to bring together woman leaders in technology.   Marla Ozarowski, Director of Technology Adoption for […]

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The Words of a Child…

I had no rights As I sat under a tree on day A man offered me sweets and Took me away. In a cupboard I was locked It seemed forever the light blocked. I had to work day and night We couldn't out up a fight. I didn't have no food When the man was […]

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The United States and The Rights of the Child

The United States and The Rights of the Child

“The well-being of children requires political action at the highest level. We are determined to take that action.” , World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children, 1990 As I mentioned in my last blog with the exception of the US and Somalia the UN party countries have signed and ratified the convention […]

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Convention on the Rights of the Child

“Human rights are inscribed in the hearts of people; they were there long before lawmakers drafted their first proclamation.” , Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights I know anyone reading this blog has an interest in the welfare of our children and I know most of you understand their fundamental rights.  However […]

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Welcome to the Children's Blog

Welcome to the Children's Blog

Something to Think About: Whose responsibility is a child?  The parents’ or guardians’, the state's, the international community's, the church's?  Who protects the child who lives alone on the streets or the child who is forced into slavery?  Who watches the child who lives each day staring death in the eye, as he fights a […]

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Hello world!

Hello Blog Readers! Welcome to the Children's Blog, my name is Cassandra Clifford.  I'm very excited to be one of the eight blogger/writers for the Foreign Policy Association's "Great Decisions" 2007 series.   I hold an MA in International Relations and have spent much of my career dealing with various topics in Central and Eastern Europe, mostly […]

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About the Author

Cassandra Clifford
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

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