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February, 2016

Children at risk with death of Mindanao peace deal.

February 7, 2016 · 

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Children at risk with death of Mindanao peace deal Failure to pass Bangsamoro Basic Law could have dire consequences for the young   Barely two years after the Philippine government and the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed a peace deal, children in the country’s restive south face anew the risk of massive displacement. […]


Press Release: 150,000 views for Galway teenager’s powerful human rights song.

February 7, 2016 · 


PRESS RELEASE FREEDOM SONG 150,000 views for Galway teenager’s powerful human rights song . The proceeds all go to support the work of Fr Shay Cullen’s childrens charity PREDA in the Philippines. Preda Ireland supports the work of the Philippines based children’s charity PREDA in a voluntary capacity. We recently had a song competition based […]


PAKISTAN : Christian and Hindu girls are kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam

February 7, 2016 · 


PAKISTAN : Christian and Hindu girls are kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam By Paolo Affatato, Rome (Vatican Insider via CNUA) Young women are forced into Muslim marriages with the complicity of the police and the judiciary. The government refuses to approve a law on “forced conversions” Her name is Saima Bibi, she is […]


FGM: number of victims found to be 70 million higher than thought

February 5, 2016 · 

A woman in Mombasa, Kenya, shows the razorblade she uses to cut girls’ genitals. Photograph: Ivan Lieman/Barcroft Media

Half of girls and women cut live in just three countries as Unicef statistics reveal shocking global scale of barbaric ritual. The huge global scale of female genital mutilation has been revealed in disturbing new statistics, which show at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone ritual cutting, half of them living […]


The SPOTLIGHT on crimes against children

February 5, 2016 ·  By Fr. Shay Cullen


The SPOTLIGHT on crimes against children Father Shay Cullen Mssc 4 February 2016 There is time when the truth has to be revealed, when the secrecy of crimes can no longer be contained, denied and when the guilty must be held to account. History shows that secrecy and cover up keeps that day of reckoning […]


UN peacekeeper child abuse scandal: Tony Banbury cries as he reveals new allegations

February 2, 2016 ·  By The Telegraph for


The UN’s assistant secretary-general was overcome by emotion as he revealed new allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeeping troops from five African and Asian countries A senior United Nations official has named five African and Asian countries whose troops are accused of sexually exploiting children in the Central African Republic (CAR). Tony Banbury, the assistant […]



February 1, 2016 ·  By Richard Leonard for


Spotlight (M). Director: Tom McCarthy. Starring: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachael McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery. 129 minutes This is one of the angriest films you will ever see. In the Bible we hear about righteous anger, where God or humanity realises something is so wrong and sinful that ‘holy anger’ is the first and […]


The Power of the Human-Rights Movement

February 1, 2016 ·  By ARYEH NEIER for


NEW YORK – Most of those who devote themselves to safeguarding human rights worldwide would agree that this is a very bad time for our movement. The evidence is all around us. Today, the number of people who have been forcibly displaced by war and severe repression is higher than at any time since World […]


From Child Slavery to Freedom

February 1, 2016 ·  By KAILASH SATYARTHI for


NEW DELHI – It is a blot on the face of humanity that we have yet to eradicate slavery – of children, no less. Not only does child slavery persist; the number of child slaves, 5.5 million, has remained constant in the last two decades. They are bought and sold like animals, sometimes for less […]

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