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January, 2017


Human Rights Watch releases its World Report 2017

January 16, 2017 ·  By Rappler.com for www.rappler.com

WAR. In this picture taken on July 8, 2016, police officers investigate the body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape, on a street in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

Human Rights Watch releases its World Report 2017, and warns of a ‘new generation’ of populist leaders making a mockery of human rights MANILA, Philippines – International rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) has included Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte among populist leaders who have intensified the “flouting of human rights.” In HRW’s World Report 2017, […]

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The team fighting to remove online child abuse images

January 16, 2017 ·  By Liz Jackson, BBC News for www.bbc.com

The IWF believes its work has helped make many children safe

Twenty years after the founding of the Internet Watch Foundation, the organisation has removed more than 280,000 web pages showing child sexual abuse. But what is it like for those doing the work? “We see far worse in one day than most people will ever see in a lifetime,” says Peter, one of a team […]

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Justice for Abused Children

January 13, 2017 · 

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Justice for Abused Children Fr Shay Cullen 13 January 2017 She was a very traumatized and broken 15-year old child, continuously raped and abused by her own father until she was rescued by the Preda social workers and brought to the Preda Home for Girls. Had Gina not had a refuge free from fear and […]

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Protect migrant children

January 13, 2017 ·  By mattersindia.com

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Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ On January 9th 2017, in an address to the members of the Diplomatic Corps from 181 countries accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis said, “children and young people are the future; it is for them that we work and build. They cannot be selfishly overlooked or forgotten…I consider it a […]

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To big majority of Filipinos, martial law unnecessary – survey

January 13, 2017 · 

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Seven in 10 Filipinos disagree that martial law is necessary to solve the pressing national problems, a December 2016 Pulse Asia survey shows. The polling firm’s president notes that disagreement with the need to impose martial law increased by 10 percentage points from September. The respondents were asked to express their agreement or disagreement to […]

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A plague on children

January 13, 2017 ·  By Philippine Daily Inquirer for opinion.inquirer.net

That, according to Unicef country representative Lotta Sylwander, the Philippines now appears to be “some kind of center” for the sexual abuse of children is a damning indication of the plague on Filipino kids. Then again it’s hardly new; it has been reported before—that pedophiles from all over the world consider the Philippines happy hunting […]

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Seven Years, A Long Road to Justice

January 10, 2017 · 

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Seven Years, A Long Road to Justice She was a very traumatized and broken 15-year old child, continuously raped and abused by her own father until she was rescued by the Preda social workers and brought to the Preda Home for Girls. Had Gina not had a refuge free from fear and safe from her […]

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How Michelle Obama expanded the definition of a first lady

January 9, 2017 ·  By Margo Jefferson for www.theguardian.com

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When Michelle Obama entered the White House, she had to contend with two onerous legacies. The first was a stale clutter of expectations and prohibitions about the proper role of the first lady. The second was a cluster of stereotypes deeming black women unfit for any such role. A first lady was expected to display […]

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Respect for Life and Human Dignity

January 6, 2017 · 

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Respect for Life and Human Dignity Father Shay Cullen, mssc 6 January 2017 Bennie had a thin, hollow face, the picture of malnutrition at 22 years of age, he had never been to school for more than a few months, could not read or write and he was a one-meal man. He ate once a […]

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Duterte wants 6 executions daily

January 4, 2017 ·  By Alexis Romero for www.philstar.com

President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to execute “five or six” death row convicts daily once the death penalty is restored. PPD/Ace Morandant

MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte has threatened to execute “five or six” death row convicts daily once the death penalty is restored. Duterte, who has launched a bloody war against illegal drugs and criminality, said he wanted capital punishment restored “because I want to use it against you (criminals).” He implied that capital punishment failed […]

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