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Iraq ready to legalise childhood marriage

Children under nine years old could be legally married and wives forced to comply with sexual demands under newly tabled legislation described by critics as a setback for women's rights<p>Children in Iraq could be legally married before the age of nine under sweeping legislation tabled on Tuesday that …

Half of Afghan children suffer irreversible harm from malnutrition

Poor nutrition in first two years has permanent effect on growth and development, and could spell disaster for country<p>Afghanistan is raising a stunted generation whose hobbled development could spell disaster for the country's feeble economy and undermine the impact of billions of dollars in aid …

Five Juveniles Recovered In North Texas Human Trafficking Sting

<b>DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) —</b> A joint operation involving 19 North Texas law enforcement agencies recovered five juveniles during an enforcement action …

Child Brides: Stolen Lives . NOW | PBS

<b>In an hour-long special report, NOW takes an unprecedented inside look at a global custom that devastates girls' lives and holds back communities.</b> …

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Climate Change Could Delay The Fight Against World Hunger For Decades: Report

Coffee, almonds and apples are just a few foods whose continued production is under threat due to climate change. But the implications of a changing climate have a much broader impact on global food supply, according to a new report.<p>The new report, which Oxfam released Monday, warns that climate …

Women hold the key to a world with zero hunger

The World Food Programme is working alongside companies such as Unilever and DSM to invest in and promote the important roles that women play in eradicating world hunger<p>Sponsor's feature<p>On International Women's Day we should remind ourselves that as both producers of food from the soil and …

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Global alliance warns of no end to poverty unless countries pull together

Mexico meeting concludes with call for greater collaboration and better mobilisation of resources to meet Busan targets<p>The fight to end poverty is at "a critical juncture" and will require greater collaboration and stronger political will, delegates at a high-level meeting in Mexico have warned.<p>The …