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Are Liberian Girls More Likely to Be Wives Than Literate?

Are Liberian Girls More Likely to Be Wives Than Literate?

Pulitzer Prize winning American author Tina Rosenberg has claimed that a Liberian woman is more likely to be married by 18 than to know how to read. The claim is not supported by recent data. “This is education in Liberia,” Pulitzer Prize winning American author Tina Rosenberg wrote in The New York Times recently. “A […]

Millions of Iraqi Children Repeatedly And Relentlessly Targeted, Says UN

Millions of Iraqi Children Repeatedly And Relentlessly Targeted, Says UN

One in every five children in Iraq is at serious risk of death, injury, sexual violence and recruitment into armed groups, while nearly 1,500 have been snatched from the streets or their homes since 2014, says a new report (pdf). The UN children’s agency, Unicef, says 3.6 million children face this litany of risks – […]

If 18-month-old Girls Are Being Gang-Raped, Why Are The Suspects Still Free?

If 18-month-old Girls Are Being Gang-Raped, Why Are The Suspects Still Free?

A five-year-old sat shyly in her metal hospital bed as her mother described what had brought her to Panzi hospital in the city of Bukavu, in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A couple of beds down lay a tiny six-year-old girl, and further along sat a speck of a three-year-old […]

10 life Skills To Teach Your Child Before He Leaves For College

10 life Skills To Teach Your Child Before He Leaves For College

It can be overwhelming thinking about everything your teenager needs to know to be fully prepared for college. You can’t foresee everything that will crop up during those first few years away from home, but helping your son or daughter master these ten life skills will ease the transition. 1. How to approach problems No […]

How Having a Childlike Imagination Can Change Your Life

How Having a Childlike Imagination Can Change Your Life

When we were children, we believed anything was possible. We created worlds where we were the main characters and everything revolved around our wants. Our friends came over and became part of these worlds and we had the time of our lives laughing, playing and being who we wanted to be. It was magical. But […]

10 Rules For Teaching Children About Money

10 Rules For Teaching Children About Money

1. When you spend, they are watching. So talk through your shopping choices out loud, showing how you make decisions about what is and isn’t good value. This will make it clear that you don’t buy everything that you might like to have and that, instead, you work out what you can afford. 2. Give […]

‘They Think What They Did Was Normal’ – Central African Republic’s Lost Children

‘They Think What They Did Was Normal’ – Central African Republic’s Lost Children

Zoudam* sits on a bench and describes how she was raped by a rebel fighter two years ago in this village in Central African Republic. Her voice is flat, her head bowed, and her 12-year-old feet swing nervously above the concrete floor. “After the rape, he left me. I felt dizzy. I struggled home,” she […]

ANALYSIS: Children, Not Terrorists

ANALYSIS: Children, Not Terrorists

A recent report by The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on the impact of Boko Haram on children in Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon offers insight into the devastating effects that the group leaves in its wake. The report estimates that 1.3 million children were displaced in 2015, an increase of 60% from the […]

Redrawing the Middle East: A Generation Of Syrian Children Who Don’t Count

Redrawing the Middle East: A Generation Of Syrian Children Who Don’t Count

AALBEK, Lebanon – Seven-month-old Nour lives in a tarpaulin tent pitched on a muddy patch of earth in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley. The tent, one of a dozen in a small refugee camp, contains a metal stove, a prayer mat and worn rugs on the floor. A leather jacket and a plastic mirror hang from nails […]

The Witch Children: Tortured By Evil Exorcists, But ‘Multicultural’ Britain Is Too Liberal To Admit They Exist

The Witch Children: Tortured By Evil Exorcists, But ‘Multicultural’ Britain Is Too Liberal To Admit They Exist

Mardoche was 11 when I first met him, shivering in the corner of a youth psychiatric ward in Chelsea. Before I could speak, he looked up. ‘I am not a witch,’ he said. ‘I don’t even know what this kindoki [witchcraft] is.’ This wasn’t my first encounter with a sinister phenomenon taking hold across Europe […]