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The Lost Children of FARC Guerrilla Fighters

19/08/2014

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Columbia Female FARC Fighter on the March, Photo by Reuters, Courtesy of trust.org

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:50 p.m. DST, 19 August 2014 BOGOTA, Colombia — On the heels of a grandmother’s reunion with her missing grandson after his kidnapping by the Argentinian army 36 years ago, a wider secret is beginning to unravel. Government and guerrilla forces alike in South America have, for decades, stolen infants […]

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Women Seeking Safety Encounter Abuse in Syrian Refugee Camps

09/04/2014

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The Future of Syria - Birth Registration and Statelessness, by Photo Unit

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 00:33 a.m. DST, 10 April 2014 DAMASCUS, Syria – By every metric, the Syrian countryside is a war zone. Suburbs are subject to aerial attacks and corner stores have become foxhole retreats from city gunfights. The death toll now exceeds 150,000 lives. Massacres waged by Syrian troops and rebel […]

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Opposition to Child Marriage in Pakistan Gains Momentum

01/04/2014

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Girls in school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan by DFID - UK Department for International Development

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 01:10 a.m. DST, 01 April 2014 PAKISTAN – Child marriages are a major and disturbing problem in Pakistan and elsewhere. Eleven percent of the world’s children will be married before the age of 15 — amounting to over 2 million child brides. In Pakistan 7% of girls married […]

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The Pastor, The Witch, & The Children

07/06/2012

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Fon Children, Benin, Photo by Adriane Shepherd

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:41 PM EDT, 7 June 2012 BRITAIN — The ugly specter of witch hunting has once again found purchase in the United Kingdom. When Americans or Europeans think of witch hunts they recall a period in European history that lasted from the early 16th Century until the early 18th Century […]

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Dutch-Moroccan ‘Lover Boy’ Pimps

17/05/2012

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Female Sex Slave (Cropped), Photo by Ira Gelb

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 15:46 p.m. EDT, 17 May 2012 NETHERLANDS – Al Jazeera reported on the release of a film about the explosive increase in the Netherlands of forced prostitution of girls as young as 12 by their Dutch-Moroccan ‘boyfriends.’ The film by Julia Rooke and Caroline Pare features Ibrahim, a Dutch-Moroccan social […]

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