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Most Liberal City Introduces Racially Segregated Kindergartens - Israel

Most Liberal City Introduces Racially Segregated Kindergartens - Israel | Children Around The World | Scoop.it

When the children of south Tel Aviv head back to school on Tuesday, kindergarteners will attend facilities that are segregated by race. The children of asylum seekers from sub-Saharan Africa will go to their kindergartens and all the other kids will go to their own. As of this year, the municipality of Israel's most liberal city decided that separate-but-equal for three-to-six year olds was the way to go—in 2013.

According to a report published by Ynet (Hebrew edition), the city built the new preschools for black children after Jewish-Israeli residents of the inner city area threatened to keep their children at home rather than allow them to learn how to count, fingerpaint and play on the swings alongside their peers from Eritrea and Sudan.

Thu-An Duong's insight:

This is Israeli "liberalism", in 2013. Some countries don't seem to be aware that we live in 21st Century... How sad is this. 

I don't want to see what Israeli "conservatism" looks like...

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Yemeni 8 years old child dies on her wedding night after intercourse - Yemen

Yemeni 8 years old child dies on her wedding night after intercourse - Yemen | Children Around The World | Scoop.it

An eight-year-old Yemeni girl has died of internal bleeding on her wedding night after marrying a man five times her age, a social activist and two local residents said, in a case that has caused an outcry in the media and revived debate about child brides.

"On the wedding night and after intercourse, she suffered from bleeding and uterine rupture which caused her death," Othman said. "They took her to a clinic but the medics couldn't save her life."

 


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Authorities had not taken any action against the girl's family or her husband. How can we no stand up in front of this? 

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FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi visits disabled children - Thaïland

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi visits disabled children - Thaïland | Children Around The World | Scoop.it
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi took time away from Barcelona's busy Thailand training schedule to visit a group of children with learning disabilities.
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Celebrities' support: what do you think of that? 

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20% of Vietnam teenage girls have unwanted pregnancy - Vietnam

20% of Vietnam teenage girls have unwanted pregnancy - Vietnam | Children Around The World | Scoop.it

Health officials have flagged concerns again about adolescent pregnancy, with official statistics saying 20 percent of girls aged 10-19 become accidentally pregnant

Thu-An Duong's insight:

Teen pregnancy is becoming a serious concern for Vietnam. Apparently,  teenage girls are not aware of the risks they are putting themselves into. Moreover, I think having unwanted babies can lead to serious parenting issues, so maybe thinking about a prevention campaign does not seem so bad...

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Yemen May Consider Banning Child Marriage - Yemen

Yemen May Consider Banning Child Marriage - Yemen | Children Around The World | Scoop.it

Following reports that an 8-year-old girl in Yemen died after having intercourse with her 40-year-old husband, the nation's human rights minister is looking to pass a law banning child marriage.

Human Rights MInister wants to set the age at 18.

Human Rights Watch previously urged Yemen's government to ban marriages of girls under 18. It said nearly 15% of Yemeni girls were married before the age of 15 and more than half before 18. 

 

Thu-An Duong's insight:

Their childhood have been taken away, this nightmare might finally come to an end. Is this law going to be enought to stop this though? 

A similar story happened 3 years ago, and it still happening again today...

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Malala Yousafzai, a symbol of liberty and courage - Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, a symbol of liberty and courage - Pakistan | Children Around The World | Scoop.it

 On October 9, 2012, the young girl was shot in the head at point blank range by Taliban combatants. Her only crime was speaking out about the right of girls to get an education. Malala was nursed back to health. On July 12, Malala was honored for her incredible bravery in the face of adversity and violence at the UN.

Thu-An Duong's insight:

Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai sacrificed so much at such a young age. We have here a breathtaking story, a breathtaking fight and a breathtaking girl. 

"Books and pens are our most powerful weapons. Education First" 

 

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To moving forward: child soldiers released under joint action plan - Myanmar

To moving forward: child soldiers released under joint action plan - Myanmar | Children Around The World | Scoop.it

The Tatmadaw released 68 child soldiers on August 7, the largest of four such discharges since a joint action plan was agreed to end underage recruitment in June 2012, the United Nations Children’s Fund said last week.

Thu-An Duong's insight:

Every child deserves a childhood, and this should absolutely not take place in the army! 

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