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Child brutally murdered in Sunamganj

Sylhet – A 5-year-old child was brutally murdered by some miscreants at Kezaura village in Derai upazila in Sunamganj district on Monday. The deceased was identified as Tuhin, son of Abdul Baser Mia of Kenaura village in the upazila. Victim’s relatives said Tuhin was picked up by the killers from his house sometime at night while he was asleep. The ... Read More »

From child refugee to a president

The little girl who fled from war-torn Latvia spent more than 50 years in exile – but soon after returning she became president. Not only that, Vaira Vike-Freiberga became the first female head of a former Soviet bloc state. “My parents never let me forget that I am Latvian,” she told the BBC. The Baltic state was invaded by Nazi ... Read More »

Massachusetts State Senate Votes to Ban Child Marriage

State House of Representatives and Governor Baker Should Act Next Nesha Abiraj, Schuette Fellow, Global Health and Human Rights abirajnesha Yesterday, the Massachusetts State Senate unanimously voted in favor of Senate Bill S.2294 to ban child marriage in the state. After each senator said “yes,” the public gallery, filled with members of the Children’s League of Massachusetts, other constituents, and ... Read More »

Holistic effort stressed to stop child labour

Concerted effort of all government and non-government entities has become an urgent need to prevent child labour for the greater interest of flourishing children’s physical and mental health. Many children especially coming from the poor and distressed families suffer from various physical and mental problems due to their engagement in risky labour. So, all the authorities concerned should come forward ... Read More »

Child trafficking victim wins £85,000 over attempted rape

Justice done

A Vietnamese boy has been awarded £85,000 in compensation from the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice after he was illegally detained at Morton Hall immigration center and sexually assaulted. Known as H, the boy had been trafficked by a criminal gang that forced him into growing cannabis in the UK in 2013. Yet when the property was raided ... Read More »

Forced child pregnancy and motherhood in Latin America

Research and campaigns by women’s rights advocates are beginning to focus on the problem of Latin American girls under the age of 14 who are forced to bear the children of their rapists, with the lifelong implications that entails and without the protection of public policies guaranteeing their human rights. Read More »

Ancient child burials found in Egypt

Four intact child burials made more than 3,000 years ago are among a series of recent discoveries near the Egyptian city of Aswan, officials say. One of the burials found by a Swedish-Egyptian team still had the linen used to mummify it, antiquities ministry head Dr Ayman Ashmawy said. The burials date from Egypt’s 18th dynasty (1549/1550-1292 BC). Read More »

Mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate son

A mother in the US state of Michigan has been sentenced to seven days in jail after she refused a judge’s order to have her son vaccinated. Rebecca Bredow would not let her nine-year-old be immunised after initially agreeing with the father to do so. Her ex-husband has now been awarded temporary primary custody in order to get the boy ... Read More »