Category Archives: Children

Boy scares off lions with flashy invention

Richard Turere, 13, has found an innovative way to protect his family’s cattle from lions. He created “Lion Lights,” which keeps the predators away from the family’s enclosure. The Kenyan boy will speak about his invention at the TED 2013 … Continue reading

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Women and girls make up 75% of all trafficked people

An estimated 20.9 million people are trafficked worldwide — about 58% for purposes of sexual exploitation and another 36% for other forms of forced labor, according to a report of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. Traffickers target … Continue reading

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50 Million Missing

“The 50 Million Missing cause has been working hard to tell the world about the ongoing female gendercide in India which has killed about 50 million women in the country in 3 generations through practices like infanticide, feticide, deliberate starvation … Continue reading

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Malaria resistance in Asia stokes fears for Africa

In Thailand, growing resistance to the most effective treatment for malaria could portend “a global ‘nightmare’ in which millions of people could lose their lives,” writes Ian Williams. Resistance was first detected along the Thailand-Cambodia border. “We have to beat … Continue reading

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Pregnancy gets safer in Kenya with solar lamps

Solar-powered lights are making pregnancy safer for women in rural villages in northern Kenya, where kerosene for lamps is often too expensive or out of stock, and traditional birth attendants often must deliver babies by the light of the moon. … Continue reading

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Malala Plan unveiled for girls education worldwide!

PARIS: Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari Monday announced a 10-million-dollar donation for a global war chest to educate all girls by 2015 set up in the name of Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ … Continue reading

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Malala galvanizes Pakistan, world to fight for education for girls

Efforts to improve education for girls throughout the developing world now have “an icon for a global movement” in Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl seriously wounded last week by Taliban gunmen who viewed her advocacy for girls’ education as … Continue reading

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Prioritize improving the lives of every woman, every child!

As many in the development community say, investing in the health of women and children isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing to do. When women and children are healthy, they can learn more and … Continue reading

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Substantial drop in child mortality around the globe!

Child mortality down by nearly half since 1990 The number of deaths of children younger than 5 declined by nearly half from 1991 to 2011, with about 6.9 million deaths last year, according to UNICEF. Anthony Lake, head of the … Continue reading

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Cookstove program launches in Nigeria

Nigeria intends to supply 10 million households with cleaner burning cookstoves by 2020, some half a million within the next year. Radha Muthiah, executive director of the Global Alliance, said: “We feel the time is right and the time is … Continue reading

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