Bonded Labourers

Bonded labour – or debt bondage – is probably the least known form of slavery today, and yet it is the most widely used method of enslaving people. In South Asia it is rooted in the caste system and flourishes

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20.9 Million men, women and children in slavery

Millions of men, women and children around the world are forced to lead lives as slaves. Although this exploitation is often not called slavery, the conditions are the same. People are sold like objects, forced to work for little or

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Education in Iran

Education is an opportunity to mold the minds of the young. In Iran, with a ‘good’ education system, the downside is the indoctrination that occurs when all of education is filtered through Islam.

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Muslims in Ramadan 9

According to UNICEF’s photo essay entitled ‘Children of the Islamic world’, 4.3 million children in Islamic countries die each year, millions don’t attend primary school, and in some countries one in every six women dies in childbirth. That is a

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Child labour in Yemen

While Yemenis pride themselves for their family values, hundred of thousands of families across the country continue to rely on their children to bring an extra income, to the detriment of their education, well being and development.

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Young girls are victims of FGM

Female genital mutilation is costing the lives of young girls, leaving others with severe physical complications, and causing deaths of young mothers who underwent the procedure. It is a cultural practice, that sometimes is given religious overtones, but practices by

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Tajikistan: Law on domestic violence

Tajikistan has had no laws to protect women who are victims of violence. Women have been offered neither protection or justice. The lower house of the parliament has passed a bill that may change that situation.

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Children in Bangladesh

There are over 60 million children in Bangladesh. Although Bangladesh has a stable and growing economy, half of these children continue to live below the international poverty line. There are 19 million children under the age of five in Bangladesh;

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