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India face dwindling number of girl children

A girl in Bangalore shouts against the abuse of a child in a city school
THE dwindling numbers of Indian girls, caused by the illegal abortion of millions of babies, has reached “emergency proportions”, fuelling an increase in crimes such as kidnapping and trafficking, the United Nations warned on Tuesday (July 22). Despite laws that ban expectant parents from running tests to determine the gender of unborn children, fe...




'Girl summit' on FGM held in Britain

BRITAIN and the UN's children's agency hosted the first ever "Girl Summit" to mobilise international efforts to end female genital mutilation and child marriage, practices that affect millions of girls around the world. Prime More News »

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Parents urged to stop youngsters travelling to conflict zone

The government must help to ensure young people aren't radicalised, the home secretary said at the launch of a campaign to stop youngsters from travelling to conflict zones. The initiative launched by Families Against Stress and Trauma (FAST), More News »

Instructor to appear in India court over alleged child rape

A ROLLER_SKATING instructor was due in court on Monday (July 21) over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student which sparked protests from outraged parents, an official in Bangalore said. The 30-year-old instructor at a top private school i More News »
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