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Posts Tagged / Children’s Issues

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Europe

“Accepting refugees is a win for everyone”

Gordon Brown talks to Ban Ki-moon. What is your vision of global citizenship? Many of the challenges we face are clearly ones that the governments and peoples of the world need to deal with collectively: violent extremism, climate change and the spread of infectious diseases. No one country, no matter how powerful or resourceful, can [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Africa

Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy Hearing; “U.S. Sanctions Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.”; Testimony by Sue Eckert, Senior Fellow, Watson Institute International And Public Affairs, Brown University, Providence , RI

Chairman Flake, Ranking Member Markey, and distinguished Members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you to discuss the effectiveness of targeted sanctions in Africa. I applaud you for addressing this important instrument of US and international peace and security policy, but one that does not receive adequate attention. My comments [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

Dave Morton: Hillary unworthy to be first female president

Ms. Jenny Willford’s puff letter for recruiting women into Democratic Party politics (“Historic year for women,” Daily Camera Open Forum, May 12) — and tangentially a Hillary promo — left a few things unsaid that should be said. Cynthia McKinney, formerly a six-term U.S. congressperson from Georgia, ran for president on the Green Party ticket [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa

The Chibok Girls Must Be Found aEUR” and Freed [Blog]

Apr 13, 2016 (International Crisis Group/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Muhammadu Buhari spoke out clearly when he took over Nigeria’s presidential seat from Goodluck Jonathan in May last year: “We cannot claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage by insurgents”. At that time, one year had [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Uncategorized

Children should carry school bags, not AK47s

Armed conflict hurts not only combatants, but also civilians and in many cases the most vulnerable among them. A significant and a very disturbing case is that of child soldiers. It is unforgivable that in the 21st century children are not protected from the evils of war and even worse are recruited to become combatants, [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Irwin Cotler: ‘Never again,’ again and again

This week marks an important moment of remembrance and reminder, of bearing witness and public warning. For it marks the 22nd anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide – an unspeakable atrocity where one million Rwandans were murdered in a three-month genocidal onslaught that began April 7, 1994. Indeed, what makes the Rwandan Genocide so unspeakable was [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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North America

PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL SAM HIRSCH SPEAKS ABOUT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S INITIATIVE IN SUPPORT OF THE INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT AT THE NATIONAL INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

WASHINGTON, April 4 — The U.S. Department of Justice‘s Environment and Natural Resources Division issued the following speech: This is a critical time for Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), our nation’s keystone federal law protecting Indian children. As you’ve already heard this morning and will hear more about during the conference, there is a lot of [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa

South Sudan the target of Sudan”s war crimes

By Rape: a war tactic used by groups allied to the government of South Sudan. On March 11, the United Nations Human Rights Office released a report detailing the host of crimes specifically targeting women and children in South Sudan. “The High Commissioner’s report alleges crimes against humanity and war crimes,” said David Marshall, officer [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Africa

Security Council Authorizes Mandate Renewal for United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo

Permanent Representative Voices Regret Over Text’s Failure to Heed Recommendation on Reducing MONUSCO Force Levels The Security Council today renewed until 31 March 2017 the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), including its Intervention Brigade, deciding to maintain its current force levels. Unanimously adopting resolution [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Europe

UK has ‘moral duty’ to help Jungle kids

Why are refugees choosing UK over rest of Europe? In 1940, thousands of children were evacuated from British cities and sent off with a label into an uncertain future. Likewise, in Europe, Jewish parents sent their children off in the Kindertransport and by other means. It was accepted that it was everyone’s responsibility to protect these children [...]

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