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YouthBuild: Giving Kids the Tools for a Better Future
April 30, 2012 | by Chuck Sudetic
Too many young people are born into chaos and poverty. YouthBuild enables them to master a trade like construction while they rebuild their lives.
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Posted in: Education & Youth, United States
Topics: Chuck Sudetic, education, juvenile justice, school-to-prison pipeline, Special Fund for Poverty Alleviation, YouthBuild
Bagram Prison Inmates Deserve Clear Answers About Their Fates
April 30, 2012 | by Christopher Rogers and Sarah Belal
The U.S. will turn over the political prisoners in Bagram prison to Afghanistan sometime in the next six months, but so far there are no clear answers about what happens to those prisoners, especially citizens of Pakistan.
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Posted in: Asia, Rights & Justice, United States
Topics: Afghanistan, Bagram, Christopher Rogers, National Security & Counterterrorism, Pakistan, Sarah Belal, South Asia
Charles Taylor Judgment: From the Public Gallery
April 30, 2012 | by Taegin Stevenson
In the aftermath of the verdict at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, voices weighed in on the conclusion of the nearly six-year long saga.
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Posted in: Africa, Rights & Justice
Topics: blood diamonds, Charles Taylor, Courtenay Griffiths, Naomi Campbell, RUF, Sierra Leone, Special Court for Sierra Leone, Taegin Ste
Forced Sterilization is Torture
April 27, 2012 | by Hailey Flynn
More than a thousand people marched along the streets of Taksim Square in Istanbul to demand full economic, political, and human rights for women. Many demonstrators highlighted the problem of forced and coerced sterilization, which disproportionately affects poor and marginalized women.
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Posted in: Africa, Asia, Europe, Health, Rights & Justice
Topics: Australia, AWID, Campaign to Stop Torture in Health Care, forced sterilization, Health, HIV/AIDS, India, intellectual disabilities, Kenya, public health, reproductive rights, South Africa, transgender, Turkey, Uzbekistan, women
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