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Why space can break India's sex trade cycle

Why space can break India's sex trade cycle | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
When Naina and Jyothi were born in the small community of Nat in India's Bihar province, it seemed their lives would follow the same path, the one traversed by their mothers, aunts, grandmothers and every woman they'd known.
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Forgotten horrors

Forgotten horrors | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
"At least they killed you in Rwanda," the woman said to us, her voiced laced with bitterness. As she spoke she held up her arms. Where her hands should have been were instead two mutilated stumps.
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The dating game

The dating game | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
Dating is an amazing, and surprising thing. Ok, sometimes dates themselves are not always so amazing, but the freedom embodied in the idea of dating is really incredible. Yet when you stop to think, it’s a freedom that is not universal.
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Why did we wait until there was a crisis in East Africa?

Why did we wait until there was a crisis in East Africa? | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
She grips her hands around the scuffed silver pump, half coaxing, half praying for water to emerge from the borehole drilled deep in the earth. Craig watches as this Kenyan mother, a baby strapped to her back, leans heavily on the pipe.
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Superate: Lessons on the quality of education

Superate: Lessons on the quality of education | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
Jaime Palacios was four years old when his mother, widowed and destitute, abandoned him in his small Salvadoran village. By chance, Jaime's paternal grandmother found him in the street and took him in.
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Necessity travels with indulgence: Coke's supply chain could distribute aid

Necessity travels with indulgence: Coke's supply chain could distribute aid | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
War-torn Sierra Leone, 2001, and our helicopter struggled to get airborne. Having begged a ride, we were squeezed in among hulking containers of precious cargo.
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Playing games for social change

Playing games for social change | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
Mission One: Tokyo, 2020. The city is on the verge of famine, with rice rations expected to run out in weeks. Pacific fisheries are at an all-time low. Temperatures are rising; crops are dying. The population is malnourished.
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Investing in services is investing in economy

Investing in services is investing in economy | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
This afternoon, a young, unemployed Canadian will come to two conclusions while navigating the depths of daytime television. The first is that the producers of Judge Judy are the only people profiting from the recession.
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Empathy is the antidote to bullying

Empathy is the antidote to bullying | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
Bullying is fast becoming the celebrity cause du jour. Perez Hilton's YouTube campaign "It gets better" reads like a who's who of Hollywood, TV, the recording industry, and North American politics.
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Child labour is Canada's invisible crisis

Child labour is Canada's invisible crisis | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
Two teens. Two deaths. Two unsafe summer jobs. Maxime Degray was loading corn cobs on a western Quebec farm late in August 2005 when he fell off a slow-moving trailer and was crushed to death by its wheels.
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The tarnish on the gold

The tarnish on the gold | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
You slide the shiny gold ring off your finger and there it is: that telltale green stain that says your new bling isn’t quite so many karats as you thought.
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Can a horrific act inspire a new generation to act?

Can a horrific act inspire a new generation to act? | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
It is said history repeats itself. True or not, history can present some powerful symmetries.
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Cooking up solutions

Cooking up solutions | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
Sharadaben bustled around the tent making tea for her visitors. Outside, the salt flats of Gujarat, India, stretched into the distance. This tent is her family's home for eight months of the year as they pan for salt, their main source of income.
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Literacy holds the key for troubled Aboriginal youth

After passing out from a cocktail of pills, Sally awoke to find a friend dead beside her. She knew she had to change. She was only 15. It would not be an easy path.
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Magic Johnson's battle with HIV and AIDS

Magic Johnson's battle with HIV and AIDS | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
Earvin "Magic" Johnson believed life's toughest challenges were behind him. He had earned good grades in high school and overcome financial barriers to become the first in his working-class family to go to college.
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Education helps the garden grow when rains don't fall

Education helps the garden grow when rains don't fall | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
David Arap Kilel nearly stumbles up the hill of his slanted farm in pin-stripe pants tucked into knee-high gum boots, wet despite the neighbouring dry fields. "I'm the first home in my community with irrigation!
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Dadaab refugee's dreams lead her to Canada

Dadaab refugee's dreams lead her to Canada | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
In 20 years, Fatumo Mohamed left the chain-linked confines of Dadaab only three times. Twice she travelled to Kenya's capital to take exams to qualify for a scholarship.
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Shame on China?

Shame on China? | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
Police are rounding up the bystanders who launched a nation-wide soul search in China.
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Resolve to take action

Resolve to take action | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
It’s been a week since New Years. That cracking noise is the sound of many New Year’s resolutions already being broken. New Year’s resolutions have become something of a cultural joke, however they can serve a purpose — allowing us to focus and...
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The dad factor

The dad factor | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
On Mother's Day, we wrote about feminism to honour our Mom. Strangely, even putting Father's Day on the calendar was a gender-based battle. Apparently, the idea of men receiving sentimental greeting cards was comical.
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Understanding empathy means laying off the Botox

Understanding empathy means laying off the Botox | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
Over coffee you confide to your friend: I'm in debt! I got dumped! My dog died! The words bounce off her taut forehead and her wrinkle-free face with no effect—or affect.
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Why we're all confused about climate change

Why we're all confused about climate change | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
You'd think most of us would have a knee-jerk instinct to protect Earth; good planets are hard to come by. If the Earth were in distress, say, heating up to dangerous temperatures, the public would band together.
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The business of making a difference

The business of making a difference | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
A telecom company uses its technology to locate earthquake survivors in Haiti. In Bangladesh, a yogurt company partners with a micro-finance institution to bolster milk producers and fortify their products with nutrients.
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It takes more than a field of dreams to make a difference

It takes more than a field of dreams to make a difference | Global Voices for Grade 8 | Scoop.it
In the Kevin Costner film Field of Dreams (based on the W.P. Kinsella book Shoeless Joe) a ghostly voice tells an Iowa farmer to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield, saying, “If you build it, they will come.” We suspect that...
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