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Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel
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Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel

Third of four parts. It was after midnight, and her father was asleep. Fifteen-year-old Sophie Reeder slipped out of her Fort Lauderdale home wearing a short black skirt, high-top sneakers, a leopard-print coat and headphones. Her hair was neatly twisted into side buns. She took nothing with her. In her bedroom, she left a stack…

Malawian police arrest ex-president's stepson on human trafficking charges
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Malawian police arrest ex-president's stepson on human trafficking charges

Malawian police have arrested the stepson of former President Peter Mutharika in connection with the discovery last month of a mass grave, which contained 30 bodies believed to be those of illegal Ethiopian immigrants. Tadikira Mafubza who is a son of former President Peter Mutharika’s wife, turned himself in to police, according to the Malawian…

Organ Harvesting: Abuja Hospital Exonerates Self from Viral Allegation
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Organ Harvesting: Abuja Hospital Exonerates Self from Viral Allegation

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja An Abuja-based medical outfit, Alliance Hospital and Services Limited, has rejected an allegation that it carried out kidney transplant on a minor who is below 18 years. In the said video which had gone viral online, a young man alleged that Alliance Hospital harvested a kidney from a 17-year-old boy and…

32 per cent women experience violence in Pakistan: UNFPA – Daily Times
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32 per cent women experience violence in Pakistan: UNFPA – Daily Times

Violence against women is one of the most prevalent human rights violation across the globe as it is a life-threatening health and protection issue. According to the statistics, 32 per cent of women have experienced violence in Pakistan. Half of these women never sought help or told anyone about the violence they had experienced. Gender-based…

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Carla Bruni lambasts latest French MeToo scandal – News – Khaleej Times

The famous singer and wife of ex-president Sarkozy accuses the newspaper, Liberation, of flouting the presumption of innocence, ‘one of the foundations of our democracy’ Published: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 8:01 PM Former French first lady Carla Bruni lashed out on Friday against media coverage of France’s latest MeToo scandal involving an actor in her…

Zimbabwean Multimillionaire Frank Buyanga Attacked In SA Prison – iHarare
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Zimbabwean Multimillionaire Frank Buyanga Attacked In SA Prison – iHarare

Zimbabwean multimillionaire Frank Buyanga Sadiqi has reportedly been attacked in prison. Frank Buyanga who was arrested earlier this month in South Africa was reportedly attacked in a Johannesburg remand prison by other inmates. The Herald reports that following his attack, he is now currently seeking to be transferred to another prison as he awaits his bail…

Philippines: UN expert to examine sale and exploitation of children issues – OHCHR
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Philippines: UN expert to examine sale and exploitation of children issues – OHCHR

GENEVA (25 November 2022) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Mama Fatima Singhateh, will visit the Philippines from 28 November to 8 December 2022. The Special Rapporteur will examine the protection of children against sexual exploitation, child…

Child-friendly framework must fit 2022, not the 80s – UNICEF – Newsfirst
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Child-friendly framework must fit 2022, not the 80s – UNICEF – Newsfirst

COLOMBO (News 1st) – UNICEF says in order to prevent a child protection crisis in Sri Lanka, there needs to be a generation of data on the types of violence against girls and boys, the locations, the perpetrators and the accessibility of services. This will help improve the planning and implementation of programmes to prevent…

DMW warns vs illegal online recruiters – The Manila Times
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DMW warns vs illegal online recruiters – The Manila Times

THE Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) on Thursday issued a warning against an online illegal recruitment scheme perpetrated by a Chinese-run offshore gaming company operating along the border of Myanmar and Thailand. “The Department of Migrant Workers has issued an advisory against online offers for temporary work in Myanmar for POGO-run establishments that are really…

Child marriage rears its ugly head in Rajasthan – The Hindu
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Child marriage rears its ugly head in Rajasthan – The Hindu

On a sunny November afternoon in Banjaras, a tribal hamlet in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, 17-year-old Pooja Banjara sports a smile when asked what she aspires to be in life. Seated on a cot laid out on the mud porch of her brick house, she picks up her cell phone and reveals her WhatsApp profile picture,…