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Afghanistan: Escalating Setbacks for Women | Human Rights Watch

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(Kabul) – Afghanistan's lower house of parliament, the Wolesi Jirga, should reject a proposed criminal law revision that would effectively deny women legal protection from domestic violence, Human Rights Watch said today.
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'Crack baby' study ends with unexpected but clear result

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Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a prechooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine.

Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.

Did cocaine harm the long-term development of children like Jaimee, who were exposed to the drug in their mother's womb?

The researchers had expected the answer would be a resounding yes. But it wasn't. Another factor would prove far more critical....

 


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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, July 22, 2013 2:51 PM

A great example of policy driven by punitive populist ideology rather than rooted in scientific evidence and specialist experience ... and with terrible consequences for the children and their parents.

Interesting use of science technology (IQ & MRI Scans) as evidence. Currently being used in USA and beyond as evidence that 'addiction' is a brain disease.

 

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http://articles.philly.com/2013-07-22/news/40709969_1_hallam-hurt-so-called-crack-babies-funded-study

Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, July 23, 2013 4:21 AM

"Poverty is a more powerful influencer on the outcome of inner-city children than gestational exposure to cocaine". The social context is crucial!

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UN human rights chief says whistleblowers need protection - RT News

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In her first reference to whistleblower Edward Snowden's case, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay has called on all countries to protect the rights of those who uncover abuses and stressed the need to respect the right for ...
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