Poverty

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,…

Adventist Review: A Better World Canada is helping young people to help other students in need.
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Adventist Review: A Better World Canada is helping young people to help other students in need.

You’re never too young to give back. A Better World Canada (ABW), a lay-led Adventist supporting ministry, is witnessing firsthand the dedication that young people in Canada have toward helping others their own age. Among those who have contributed significantly are from École Lacombe Upper Elementary School in Lacombe, Alberta, and Ponoka Secondary Campus in…

The Case For Taxing Prison Labor
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The Case For Taxing Prison Labor

Stephanie Hunter McMahon of the University of Cincinnati College of Law discusses why labor performed by incarcerated workers should be subject to tax. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. David D. Stewart: Welcome to the podcast. I’m David Stewart, editor in chief of Tax Notes Today International. This week: prisoners’ dilemma. On…

Mukul Madhav Foundation and Finolex Industries Explore the Plight of Child Labourers
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Mukul Madhav Foundation and Finolex Industries Explore the Plight of Child Labourers

Child labour is evil not only because it steals away the carefree days of childhood, but also because it pushes children the way of serious harm. Child labourers are vulnerable to toxic workplaces, being employed in dangerous tasks where they can be seriously injured or die. Child labour can also lead to child trafficking, slavery…

'Live like a worm, or risk your life': Desperate Albanians plot escape to the UK | UK News
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'Live like a worm, or risk your life': Desperate Albanians plot escape to the UK | UK News

In the backstreets of Albania’s capital, Tirana, there is a little less light and less hope.The alleyways we navigate are home to some of the poorest people.  Here Inglita Vera lives with her children and extended family. The house consists of two small rooms where they cook, eat and sleep. She points to an outside…

LET THE CHILDREN PLAY | 600 paedophiles arrested for child abuse | The Sunday Mail
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LET THE CHILDREN PLAY | 600 paedophiles arrested for child abuse | The Sunday Mail

Veronica Gwaze In a space of a month, Zimbabweans have woken up to two bizarre cases of child sexual abuse. A nine-year-old girl from Tsholotsho last week became the youngest mother in the country after giving birth to a baby girl at the United Bulawayo Hospitals through caesarean section (C-section). Barely days before people could…

Human Trafficking: Everything You Should Know
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Human Trafficking: Everything You Should Know

When you think of human trafficking, what comes to mind? Who do you see as the victim? Who do you see as the perpetrator? It’s likely what first comes to mind when you think of human trafficking isn’t what’s most common. As we approach January—which is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month—it’s important we…

Lagos Assembly lists Nigeria’s major challenges, approves agency on organ harvesting
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Lagos Assembly lists Nigeria’s major challenges, approves agency on organ harvesting

Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday listed poverty, insecurity and devolution of power as major issues that must be addressed. The House charged the Federal Government to urgently solve the challenge of poverty in Nigeria. The Assembly also urged the National Assembly to deliberate on the calls by citizens for fiscal federalism and devolution…

Should aid agencies set their sights on modern slavery?
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Should aid agencies set their sights on modern slavery?

Given that this is the nub of it, it is wholly bizarre that the global estimates barely mentions the Forced Labour Protocol, an international law agreed in 2014. Because this protocol answers that very question. The Forced Labour Protocol is about several things. But at its heart, it requires those governments that ratify it to…