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Human trafficking and south-east Asian women: it's not all about sex work

Initiative recognises widespread problem of labour trafficking and aims to help women working in garment and domestic industries<p>The way that the issue of women and the global trafficking industry is framed lags behind the reality, says Cathy Zimmerman, a global trafficking researcher at the London …

Educating girls in developing countries

In this week’s “Big Idea,” MSNBC’s Craig Melvin talks with Tammy Tibbetts, the founder of “She’s the First.”

What do rescued child sex trafficking victims need?

View Comments<p>Needs of Rescued Child Trafficking Survivors<p>This page is the result of extensive research <b>Ark of Hope for Children</b> has done to discover …

Clean water and soap 'boost growth' in young children

Poor growth is linked to dirty water<p><b>Access to clean water and soap not only improves hygiene but may boost growth in young children, research suggests.</b><p>A review of global data found evidence of a small increase in height - about 0.5cm - in under-fives living in households with good sanitation.<p>The …

World Health Organization

5 Reasons Why the Water for the World Act Is Worth Its Weight in Gold

Imagine a world where giving birth on the side of the road with two cans of dirty water is not an uncommon occurrence: a world where the water you drink induces near-perpetual diarrhea, and where girls are left with little choice but to drop out of school, simply because they have begun …

#TheA21Freedomchallenge @thea21campaign

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<i>Girl-centred design works. TechnoServe Kenya transformed its programme with guidance from girls. Entrepreneurship manager of TechnoServe Kenya,</i> …

Case Study: Plan UK

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Why Water - Access to clean, safe water in Africa

Illness from drinking dirty water and the time lost fetching it robs entire communities of their futures.<p>Hope is put on hold in over half of the …

Great to see @Tearfund investing in clean water for people in rural Rwanda setting up catchment-springs #Mdg2013 http://t.co/YizbKCf1ZT

Beyond Malala: Five stories of girls’ education in Pakistan

Like me, you’ve probably been following the remarkable story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani student targeted by the Taliban because of her …

Girl Rising: Nine Tragic Stories an Infinite Hope for Education

BY KRISTIN KOWNACKY<p>“This is not the end. It is the beginning.” Sokha was a Cambodian child of the dump: orphaned and forced to pick through garbage …

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Malala Yousafzai and girls' access to education – get the data | Global development | theguardian.com

Water Hauling and Girls’ Education

The power of girls’ education in producing economic and social dividends has now been well-documented – indeed, it has come to be seen as one of the …

WTNH Connecticut News | News

The New Haven fire chief just launched an internal investigation into whether some of his firefighters are abusing leave time.<p>Azura Stevens came off …

Five Creative (and Successful) Initiatives to Bring Clean Water to the Urban Poor

Access to clean, potable water is a central issue for slum dwellers around the world and is often a time-consuming endeavor that involves walking great distances and waiting in long lines. Water is often expensive, demanding a large portion of families' budgets. And it is often contaminated -- …

Living Water International

When you tell your friends about the water crisis, your message has more impact than ours ever could. Are you a blogger? Help us spread the word for …

Clean water is changing the lives of children in Central African Republic! Photo: @estherhavens