Tyler Verner

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African Union head calls for end to child marriage

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma makes plea at family planning talks as she attempts to allay fears over African population surge<p>Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chair of the African Union (AU), has thrown her weight behind calls to end child marriage, which is increasingly being identified by human rights activists …

11-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Protests Child Marriage on YouTube

Nada al-Ahdal is an 11-year-old girl from Yemen, but instead of just playing with her friends after school or focusing on homework like other girls …

Iraq May Legalize Child-Marriage

Congo's Conflict Minerals Fund Rebels' Brutal War, Use Of Child Soldiers In Sub-Saharan Africa (PHOTOS)

The computer or tablet on which you're reading this post is more likely than not shrouded in blood.<p>You see, diamonds aren't the only minerals at the heart of violent conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa. In the October issue of National Geographic, reporter Jeffrey Gettleman and photographer Marcus …

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 …

WHO Report: Indoor Air Pollution Is Greatest Environmental Health Risk

Worldwide, one in eight deaths is attributed to pollution—frequently from fuel burned indoors for cooking.<p>Seven million people die each year because of exposure to air pollution. That's one in eight deaths across the globe, making air pollution the single greatest environmental health risk on …