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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 28 Aug 2013 04:30 AM
Author: Lisa Anderson
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Saudi Arabia's Cabinet has passed landmark legislation recognising all forms of abuse, including domestic violence, as offenses deserving investigation, prosecution and punishment by law enforcement agencies, according to local media reports.
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AMSTERDAM -- Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken proponent of girls' education who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, has been awarded a top Dutch children's honor for her activism.
* Struggling to make ends meet limits "mental bandwidth"
* Results comparable with loss of 10 to 13 IQ points
* Reduced brain power means bad decisions are more likely
* Study analysed farmers in India, shoppers in United States
By Kate Kelland
LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Poverty and the all-consuming fretting that comes with it require so much mental energy that the poor have little brain power left to devote to other areas of life, according to the findings of an international study published on Thursday.
By Andy Brown
Kindergarten comes to the young children of semi-nomadic herder families in Khuvsgul province, Mongolia, in mobile tents pitched seasonally in their remote districts.
KHUVSGUL PROVINCE, Mongolia, 17 July 2013 – Six-year-old Erbenebayar, 'Erka' for short, lives with her semi-nomadic herder family in the remote Khuvsgul province of Mongolia. They are based in a bagh about 20 km from the nearest settlement, Tsagaan-Uur soum. There are no proper roads.
Erka's parents have to look after their livestock and cannot take her to the soum centre every day. Luckily, there is a mobile kindergarten nearby that she can attend.
By Moses Mulondo
Findings by a study conducted by academicians from Makerere University School of Women and Gender Studies have established that cultural norms are the biggest hindrance to the realization of speedy progress in the move to promote girl education and women empowerment in Uganda.
19 August 2013 – Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, of South Africa, took the oath of office today as the new head of the United Nations body tasked with promoting women's rights and their full participation in global affairs.
Last summer, my sister was surprised when my 7-year-old son Abdullah told her, "Don't throw that on the street," referring to an empty ice-cream container.
Windhoek — Gender Based Violence (GBV) is one of the greatest threats to achieving some of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, the Director of Gender Equality and International Affairs in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Victor Shipoh, said.
A few weeks ago, I visited alongside fellow British MP Ivan Lewis — the U.K.'s shadow secretary of state for international development — the Chilomoni Resource Center run by international NGO Sightsavers in Blantyre, Malawi.
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