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Cameroon, WHO Launch Campaign To End FGM

VOA News: Cameroon, WHO Push for End to Female Circumcision “Cameroon and the World Health Organization (WHO) have a launched a campaign against female circumcision. The practice, which critics call female genital mutilation (FGM), is still practiced in the Central African nation for commercial reasons and traditional belief that it…

‘5th Birthday And Beyond’ Highlights Decline In Global Child Mortality

Washington Post: Clinton, Santorum, Kerry, Powell and Coburn were cute kids “Not many issues could create an alliance of Hillary Clinton, Rick Santorum, John Kerry, Colin Powell, and Tom Coburn. But a global health initiative to help children survive beyond their 5th birthday is a cause without a political party…

U.S. Border Processing Centers Scramble To Keep Up With High Number Of Child Migrants

New York Times: Border Centers Struggle to Handle Onslaught of Young Migrants “…[T]he swelling number of arriving youths [from Central and South America] — many of them making perilous journeys to flee gang violence in their native countries — has presented the Obama administration with political and humanitarian predicaments and…

Thousands Of Women In Pakistan Suffer From Obstetric Fistula, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: Obstetric Fistula Haunts Pakistani Women “…While virtually unheard of in the developed world, obstetric fistula is still common in many Asian and African countries: the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that it affects nearly three million women annually. While country-specific data is harder to find, local experts…

Princes Of Lesotho, Wales Work To End AIDS Stigma, Educate Children Of ‘Missing Generation’

Huffington Post: Rebuilding Lesotho’s Missing Generation Prince of Lesotho Seeiso Bereng Seeiso “…Today, [Sentebale, an organization established with Prince Harry, is] working in partnership with a number of community-run organizations, government ministers and other NGOs to provide health care and education to some of the most vulnerable children in Lesotho.…

Pulitzer Center Interactive Map Highlights Declines In Child Mortality

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Child Lives: The Pulitzer Center’s Interactive Map on Childhood Mortality Zach Child and Dan McCarey of the Pulitzer Center write, “It’s the nature of journalism to focus on what’s wrong and in a world that’s full of violence and suffering there’s no shortage of subjects.…

Syria’s Polio Vaccination Campaign Reaches 1.4 Million Children

Washington Post: Polio vaccine effort in Syria reaches 1.4 million children as volunteers brave violence “Despite grave danger, a campaign to combat the spread of polio in rebel-held Syria has been surprisingly successful, with volunteers inoculating about 1.4 million children since the beginning of the year…” (Root, 6/22).

2M Children Under Five Die Each Year In Central, Western Africa, UNICEF Says

Agence France-Presse: Two million under-fives die each year in central, west Africa “Two million children under five die each year in central and western Africa, accounting for almost a third of all deaths worldwide in that age range, the U.N. children’s agency said Sunday…” (6/22).

Gender-Based Violence Is ‘Global Problem Demanding Global Solutions’

Al Jazeera America: Global justice for rape survivors demands extraordinary efforts Jill Filipovic, lawyer, blogger at Feministe, and columnist at The Guardian “…Even nations with entrenched and functional criminal justice systems regularly drop the ball when it comes to violence against women. To be sure, if we are to get…