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Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi has long campaigned against child labor

Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi has long campaigned against child labor

By Annie Gowen and Rama Lakshmi

NEW DELHI – During the three decades he has worked to free thousands of children laboring in dank mines and factories throughout India, Kailash Satyarthi has been shoved, kicked, threatened with deadly weapons and beaten numerous times.

His family hoped that he would cut back on child-trafficking raids when he turned 60, but just last month he directed the rescue…

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Filed under Bonded Labor Liberation Front Bupinder Zutshi Child Labor Child Trafficking Development and Child Right Globalization GoodWeave International India Kailash Satyarthi New Delhi Nobel Peace Prize Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Save the Childhood Movement Swami Agnivesh

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Mexico: Nearly 500 Children Held as Sex Slaves

Mexico: Nearly 500 Children Held as Sex Slaves

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Rosa del Carmen Verduzco,”Mama Rosa,” is a noted children rights activist whose group home was often visited by politicians.

MEXICO CITY (AP) –  Federal and state police officers raided a group home Tuesday in the western state of Michoacan and rescued 458 children who were forced to beg for money and suffered sexual abuse while being against their will in filthy conditions, Mexico’s top…

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Filed under Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam “La Gran Familia” Criminal Research Agency at the Attorney General&039;s Office Gov. Leonel Godoy La Jefa Mama Rosa Mexico Michoacan Michoacan Gov. Salvador Jara Rosa del Carmen Verduzco Tomas Ceron Veronica Gamina Vicente Fox Zamora

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Threatens to Sell Over 200 Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Nigeria: Boko Haram Threatens to Sell Over 200 Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Muslim women attend a demonstration calling on the government to increase efforts to rescue the 276 missing kidnapped school girls of a government secondary school Chibok, in Lagos, Nigeria, May 5, 2014.

Muslim women attend a demonstration calling on the government to increase efforts to rescue the 276 missing kidnapped school girls of a government secondary school Chibok, in Lagos, Nigeria, May 5, 2014.

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram on Monday claimed responsibility for kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria last month and threatened to sell them, while protesters…

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Filed under Abubakar Shekau Abuja Boko Haram Borno Cameroon Chad Chibok Islamist Militant Group Lawan Abana Naomi Mutah Nyadar Nigeria Patience Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan World Economic Forum for Africa

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Man Convicted of Raping 3-Year-Old Daughter Dodges Jail Because He “Will Not Fare Well”

Man Convicted of Raping 3-Year-Old Daughter Dodges Jail Because He “Will Not Fare Well”

by  Ashley Alman

A Delaware man convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter only faced probation after a state Superior Court judge ruled he “will not fare well” in prison.

In her decision, Judge Jan Jurden suggested Robert H. Richards IV would benefit more from treatment. Richards, who was charged with fourth-degree rape in 2009, is an unemployed heir living off his trust fund. The light…

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Filed under Capitalism In The 21st Century Child Rape Delaware Irenee du Pont Judge Jan Jurden Kendall Marlowe National Association for Counsel for Children Public Defender Brendan J. O&039;Neill Robert H. Richards IV sex offenders rehabilitation program the Du Pont family Thomas Piketty

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Hawaii: Cops Can’t Have Sex with Prostitutes Anymore

Hawaii: Cops Can’t Have Sex with Prostitutes Anymore

By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press

A key Hawaii lawmaker considering an anti-prostitution bill says he and Honolulu police have agreed to get rid of a longtime exemption that allowed officers to have sex with prostitutes.

State Sen. Clayton Hee, head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he and police agreed at a meeting that the exemption ran contrary to popular opinion.

Honolulu police said…

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Filed under Hawaii Honolulu Kathryn Xian Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery Police Prostitution Senate Judiciary Committee State Sen. Clayton Hee Teresa Bell

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Iraq’s New Child Marriage Bill Would Allow Men to Marry 9-Year-Olds

Iraq’s New Child Marriage Bill Would Allow Men to Marry 9-Year-Olds

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A draft law being considered in Iraq would allow girls as young as nine to get married, and strip all women of significant human rights.

by  SAMEER N. YACOUB and SINAN SALAHEDDIN

BAGHDAD (AP) — A contentious draft law being considered in Iraq could open the door to girls as young as nine getting married and would require wives to submit to sex on their husband’s whim, provoking outrage from…

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Filed under Abdul-Zahra Hendawi Baghdad Child Brides Forced Marriages Hadi Jalo Hana Adwar Human Rights Human Rights Violations Human Rights Watch Iraq Iraqi Justice Minister Hassan al-Shimmari Islam Islamic calendar Jaafar al-Sadiq Jaafari Personal Status Law Joe Stork Likaa Wardi Planning Ministry Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Qais Raheem Shiite Shiite imam