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Oakland schools' mission to end child trafficking

The girl in the halter top with long hair and pink lipstick stood on a corner at 19th Avenue and International Boulevard and stared at her phone.<p>Two blocks up, another girl, in white, knee-high boots and a short, leopard-print skirt, was ambling along the sidewalk.<p>"There's another one," said …

Middle School

Report: 20 cases of child trafficking investigated in Kentucky in four-month period

A first-of-its-kind report by Kentucky’s state health agency has found authorities in the Bluegrass State investigated 20 allegations of human trafficking involving 25 children over only about a four month period in 2013.<p>The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Cabinet for Health and Family Services …

Exposure to violence alters a child’s brain, says Camila Batmanghelidjh

Continuous exposure of violence actually changes the structure of a child’s brain, Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder and director of the renowned UK charity Kids Company, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday.<p>Batmanghelidjh has devoted her life to helping the most vulnerable children in the …

Police crack Filipino live-stream paedophile ring

Manila - Police around the world on Thursday said they had dismantled a paedophile ring that streamed live sexual abuse of Filipino children as young …

Sex crimes against young children rise, research suggests

<b>Recorded sex crimes against children under 11 in England and Wales went up by 16% last year, research suggests.</b><p>There were 5,547 incidents, against the previous year's 4,772, according to data from 41 police forces obtained by children's charity, the NSPCC.<p>This means that 24% of all recorded sexual …

Sociology

7 Ways You Can Help Fight Child Trafficking

<b>Tell Congress to protect children.</b><p>Abused or neglected young people are extremely vulnerable to trafficking. Two bills before Congress can reduce the …

Detroit News

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Massachusetts children under state protection die from abuse with alarming frequency

Kadyn Hancock’s aunt said she repeatedly tried to warn state officials that the 13-month-old’s mother might hurt him. But no one heeded her pleas, …

China's unwanted babies once mostly girls, now mostly sick, disabled

TIANJIN, China (Reuters) - Fangfang was just a few days old when she was abandoned on a near freezing New Year’s Day in north China.<p>Residents visit an abandoned baby (L) lying in a crib at a baby hatch in Guiyang, Guizhou province January 12, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer<p>She was relatively lucky. Unlike …

2 kids beheaded, nearly 6,000 forced into militias in Central African Republic: UNICEF

As political and religious turmoil rages in the Central African Republic, the country's tiniest citizens are suffering.<p>At least two children were …

Africa

New U.N. Report on Syria: 10,000 Children Killed

Children have endured "acts of terror" and "grave violations," the report states. They have been sexually abused and tortured, used as human shields …

Kenyan 'cutter' says female genital mutilation is her livelihood

Margaret, who has put more girls through FGM than she can remember, says cutters ask her how they will eat if they stop<p>• Sign the petition on FGM to Michael Gove<p>There can be few women who understand both the agonies and the economics of female genital mutilation better than Margaret, a grandmother …

Mother loses both children in same month

"What is it like to bury both of my kids?" Dinyal New's voice trails off, unable to continue.<p>She sits in the same pew of her church, listening to the same pastor on the same subject -- the loss of a child.<p>Her two boys, Lee and Lamar, were shot to death, 19 days apart, young victims of Oakland, …

New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women

Small change to criminal code has huge consequences in country where 'honour' killings and forced marriage are rife<p>A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country …

Colorado cops arrest six in twisted child sex ring

Five depraved men and one woman ran a vile child prostitution ring in suburban Denver in which they’d ply three teenage girls with crystal meth and …

Crime

Stories of UNICEF in Action » | UNICEF USA

Fleeing from Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Armed conflict has driven more than 800,000 young people from their homes in one of the …

Malala tells CNN: World risks losing generation of Syrian children

The world risks losing a generation of Syrian children if it ignores their plight, Malala Yousafzai – the Pakistani girl who made a miraculous recovery after being shot in the head by the Taliban – told CNN on Tuesday.<p>“It’s a risk to all of us if we ignore them,” Malala, as she is known to her …

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Dozens of students killed at Nigerian college

DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants killed 29 students in a pre-dawn attack Tuesday on a northeast Nigerian school, survivors said, setting ablaze a locked dormitory and shooting and slitting the throats of those who escaped through windows. Some were burned alive.<p>Soldiers guarding …

Fahma Mohamed: the shy campaigner who fought for FGM education

Fahma helped to persuade Michael Gove to contact every school about female genital mutilation, but now she wants more<p>Wearing a brightly coloured headscarf, leather jacket and a wide, lipsticked smile, student Fahma Mohamed insists she is naturally quite shy. "I was always the one in the background, …

A Mother's Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking

Danielle was 17 years old, a freshman at Northeastern University, when she met the trafficker who forced her into two years of sex slavery. She …

Indian child slavery - in pictures

Tens of thousands of girls as young as 12 are trafficked from India’s remote north east every year. Many are the daughters of tea estate workers, and end up working as servants in the Indian capital New Delhi or trafficked on to the Middle East and the UK. Many suffer physical and sexual abuse at …