How does the US treat its homeless? As one state passes a bill of rights for the homeless, others are making it illegal to sleep or beg in public places. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2012/06/201262761617710509.html
Advocates march to a shopping complex in Pasig City as they mark World Day Against Child Labor, which aims to make the Philippines a child labor-free country. Asti Flores http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/photo/21519/advocates-call-for-child-labor-free-phl
Some three million children in the Philippines, aged 5 to 17, are exposed to dangerous work environments, a survey of the National Statistics Office said. The results of the October 2011 Survey on Children were released Tuesday at the launching of “Batang Malaya,” a nationwide campaign to fight child labor. A news release from the … Continue reading
German ruling says “fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights of parents“. Circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to grievous bodily harm, a German court has ruled. The regional court in Cologne, western Germany, ruled on Tuesday that the “fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the … Continue reading
CNN PRODUCER NOTE For AyalaNancy, her greatest dream was to one day to be wearing a pair of dress blues in the United States Marine Corps, but says she has long given up on that dream. “I’m sad for giving up. I felt like I gave up when I left the country, when I should … Continue reading
IPS – Bringing People “Back to Life” in Uganda’s Slums | Inter Press Service.
Asia: ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Draft Ignores Rights Of Indigenous Peoples.
MÁLAGA, Spain, Jun 20 2012 (IPS) – The closure of one of Spain’s eight immigration detention centres on Wednesday was celebrated by human rights groups, which for years have denounced the prison-like conditions in the centres. The Interior Ministry had ordered that the CIE be shut down because of the “ruinous state of the installations.” … Continue reading
Refugees dig for water in a dried up watering hole in Jamam camp, in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. Credit: Jared Ferrie/IPS http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/06/sudanese-refugees-dying-of-thirst/ JUBA, Jun 14 2012 (IPS) – Sudanese refugees have started dying as a camp in South Sudan ran out of water four days ago after a massive influx of people fled … Continue reading
Thousands of Ivorian children were separated from their parents during the post-election violence in 2011. http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=108046