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FGM: the law is failing

Publicado 18 de junio de 2014 Avatar rek204

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been a crime in the UK since 1985 (the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985) and has since been revised and renamed to reflect the nature of the crime (Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003). Yet 65,000 girls under the age of 13 remain at risk, without a successful prosecution in 30 years to protect these girls. The law is failing as it is currently enacted. This is because girls are often the daughters of those who organise the ceremony;...


Let's treat this

Publicado 3 de abril de 2014 no picture Isaac_connect_zambia

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The definition for HIV is human immune deficiency virus and AIDS is acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The difference between the two is that HIV is a virus while AIDS is a condition. A person can be infected with HIV by having unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected person. Circumcision may also be a risk if they use the same blade that has been used by an infected person with HIV. HIV/AIDS REDUCES ones energy and weakens the immune system of the body and hence the abili...


Children of the New Generation

Publicado 24 de diciembre de 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The other day, I was watching a segment on the program NBC Nightly News in which a journalist was speaking with young Syrian children. I was astonished for two reasons: first, they spoke English at a higher caliber than most natives of my own country and carried themselves with such poise greatly unexpected from children of their age; second, they spoke of the war and the concept of death as if it were mundane, something to which they were obligated to acclimatize themselves. It fr...


Is Anti-Discrimination law going far enough in UK?

Publicado 30 de octubre de 2013 no picture BreedCompassion

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So I’ve been doing a lot of reading around discrimination and prejudice in civil law at the minute and I have to say I feel very proud to be Scottish reading how well equipped it is. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the legislation the Equality Act 2010 is the main piece of anti-discrimination legislation in the workforce. Within the act are a number of ‘protected characteristics’ that are protected by the act from prejudiced behaviour. These include age, disabilit...


Moderat's Newly Launched "Gita" in Support of #ENDviolence

Publicado 8 de octubre de 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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Check out Moderat's newly launched music video, "Gita," in support of UNICEF's #ENDviolence Against Children campaign.


Journalists in Peril

Publicado 29 de septiembre de 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Who brings the news to civilians in Syria? In the United States, we have the liberty of free press. Our news is so accessible we have a 24-hour news network. There are written sources, connections on social media, and endless television broadcasts. However, in more impoverished or politically restricted countries, journalism is restrained heavily. While speaking to the US Director of Reporters without Borders (or Reporters Sans Frontières - RSF), I learned a few things about the p...