Natalia Castano

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Plans to change child poverty measures hit impasse

Row between Iain Duncan Smith and Treasury halts coalition plans to add social indicators to existing financial measures<p>Plans to change how child poverty is officially measured have been shelved due to a row between the Treasury and the work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, coalition …

New UN goals call for end to extreme poverty by 2030

Panel co-chaired by David Cameron insists that going beyond millennium development goals 'can actually be done'<p>The world should set itself the ambitious goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030, a UN panel co-chaired by David Cameron and the presidents of Indonesia and Liberia said on Thursday in a …

Child labour: India’s hidden shame

<b>Rescued from forced employment, 13-year-old Lakshmi is frail and frightened.</b><p>Two child protection officers hold her on either side as she walks into the police station.<p>She was abducted four years ago from her village in north-east India.<p>Until her rescue, she had been working in people's homes across …

India

5 Shocking Ways Child Labor is Still Used in Food Production

Instead of going to school or playing with their friends, over 129 million children worldwide, between the ages of five and 17, are working within …

Child labor in India: Hidden shame or necessity

With over 1.2 billion people, India is the second most populous nation in the world, behind China. India has a poverty rate of almost 25 percent, …

Child Labor: Down by a Third Since 2000

The number of child laborers worldwide has dropped significantly according to a new report released this week by the International Labor Organization …

Nepal: One of The Worst Places To Be a Child?

Brishkae is ten years old and works a grueling 16 hours in the carpet making factory. Many of her friends in the factory who work with her are just …

What happens when Apple finds a child making your iPhone

There are more than 1.5 million workers making products for Apple, and some of them are children.<p>The company knows this, and it will tell you: In 2013, it audited 451 different facilities in 16 countries, and found 23 people who had been hired when they were younger than 16. Eleven were still …

Manufacturing

Egypt's Islamists warn giving women some rights could destroy society

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood warns that a U.N. declaration on women’s rights could destroy society by allowing a woman to travel, work and use contraception without her husband’s approval and letting her control family spending.<p>The Islamist party of President Mohamed …

Iraq's Only Known Billionaire Brought in Wireless, Hires Women

Faruk Mustafa Rasool first saw a mobile phone in 1998 while he was lying in a London hospital bed recovering from quadruple heart bypass surgery. …

Associated Press News

Thousands of Iraqi women arrested and tortured, says Human Rights Watch

Campaigners say women may be held for years without seeing a judge, and urges Iraq to acknowledge prevalence of abuse<p>Iraq authorities are illegally detaining thousands of women, many of whom are subjected to torture and ill-treatment including the threat of sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said on …

Atheism and Agnosticism

Ban Ki-moon rebukes Iranian president for human rights failings

UN secretary general condemns continuing abuse, highlighting 'executions, unfair trials and bias against minorities'<p>The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has sharply rebuked the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, for failing to improve human rights since taking office in August.<p>Despite …