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PREDA Boys and Girls and the Japanese Group

May 30, 2016 · 

PREDA Boys Children and the Japanese Group

Preda boys and girls poise with the Japanese dancing group in Olongapo City on Sunday 29 May during the power dance tournament.The Japanese group visited the boys home after the event. Preda News.


Women in India want national policy for rape survivors

May 30, 2016 ·  By Ritu Sharma, New Delhi for

The mother of an Indian girl who was raped and set on fire cries out during her daughter's funeral in Greater Noida near the Indian capital New Delhi on March 9.

This is an urgent need because of the growing incidents of sexual offences, says Catholic nun Women activists in India have welcomed the Supreme Court directing the federal government to come up with a national policy for the rehabilitation of rape survivors. “There has been no policy in the past and nothing in the present,” […]


Indonesian church officials criticize sexual offenders law

May 30, 2016 ·  By Katharina R. Lestari, Jakarta for

This picture taken on April 19, shows gang rape and murder suspects of a 14-year old girl at the police headquarters in Curup, Bengkulu. Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced harsher punishments for sexual offenders who prey on children, including chemical castration. (Photo by AFP)

Chemical castration is cruel and unusual punishment, they say Indonesian church officials said a decree signed by President Joko Widodo allowing chemical castration for sex offenders who prey on children was unnecessary. President Widodo signed on May 25 the new regulation, which also requires parolees to wear electronic monitoring devices. The new regulations came in […]


The Destructive Trade in Dangerous Drugs

May 30, 2016 · 

Irish Laureate Women Of Europe Award. (T10).
17th November 1989.
Speculation regarding the Irish Laureate for the 1989 Women of Europe Award ended today when the Minister for Education, Ms Mary O'Rourke TD, announced that the Irish Laureate for this year is Grainne Kenny. Founder member of EURAD (Europe Against Drugs), and well known for her work as "The drugs lady" in Ireland, Grainne Kenny has been involved in the fight against drugs since 1980. She helped form CAD, Community Action and Drugs and later EURAD. EURAD is has the active co-operation of both the European Commission and Parliament.

Image shows the Minister for Education, Mary O'Rourke (left) preparing for the presentation with members of the organising committee.

The Destructive Trade in Dangerous Drugs Fr. Shay Cullen Fr. Shay Cullen 28 May 2016 Young people by the thousands are dropping dead by consuming chemicals into their bodies to forget their problems or just to get an exciting high and overcome inhibition. A few weeks ago in an open air dance concert in Manila, […]


Cancer risk to kids from cannabis use

May 25, 2016 ·  By Cathy O’Leary - The West Australian for

University of WA scientists found cannabis alters a person’s DNA structure.

WA researchers have warned that cannabis use causes genetic mutations that can be passed on to children and grandchildren. University of WA scientists found cannabis alters a person’s DNA structure, potentially exposing future generations to serious illnesses and diseases such as cancer. They said the implications for future generations had not been understood and were […]


Cebu gov’t supports Duterte’s planned curfew for minors

May 25, 2016 ·  By Richale Cabauatan for

UNANIMOUS. Provincial board members Julian Daan (left) and Sun Shimura lead their colleagues in passing the resolution that will take effect on June 30, when the new set of elected officials start their term. Photo by Richale Cabauatan

(UPDATED) A resolution supporting the reimposition of the death penalty, however, is deferred CEBU CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Cebu provincial board approved on Monday, May 23, the resolution supporting a 10 pm curfew for minors, effective June 30, when the new set of elected officials start their term. The provincial board passed the local […]



May 25, 2016 · 


On behalf of all the members of the Preda Fair Trade I send our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of  Klaus Wöldecke  and share our loss with our friends and supporters among the members of the World Shop Association.  Weltladen-Dachverband e.V. Mainz . Klaus’s passing is a great loss to all of us in this world. He has […]


Brazil bars Australian swim coach from Olympics over sex abuse claims

May 24, 2016 ·  By Agence France-Presse for

OLYMPIC DECISION. Brazilian officials decided that former Australian national women's coach Scott Volkers will not be welcome to participate in the Rio Games. File photo by Alexandro Vlachos/EPA

The Brazilian Olympic Committee has barred an Australian swim coach from participating in the Rio Games after accusations he sexually abused teenage girls RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The Brazilian Olympic Committee has barred an Australian swim coach who works in Brazil from participating in the Rio Games after accusations he sexually abused teenage girls, […]


Political Power and Sexism

May 20, 2016 · 


Political Power and Sexism Fr. Shay Cullen Fury, anger and outspoken protest was registered by a group of French women politicians in France demanding an end to the sexual harassment and sexism among male politicians and government officials which they themselves were subjected to. They directed their sharp criticism at an enduring attitude and what […]


The Harrowing Story Of Filipina Women Enslaved In Japan’s Wartime Rape Camps

May 20, 2016 ·  By Marilyn Campbell, QUT for

A Filipina “comfort woman” wipes away a tear during a January protest in Manila. Over 1,000 women and girls were captured and imprisoned in “rape camps” in the Philippines by the Japanese military during World War II.

“We need to understand their place in history,” says writer M. Evelina Galang. “We need to make sure it never happens again.” It has taken M. Evelina Galang almost 20 years to chronicle one of her nation’s greatest traumas. It’s the story of how women finally broke their silence in the wake of war and […]

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