LIBERIA: WaterAid Promises More Support for Liberia, Sierra Leone

WaterAid, an International Non-governmental Organization has expressed continuous readiness to help provide access to safe drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene services to poor people within the various Communities, Districts and Counties in both Liberia and Sierra Leone. Mr. Apollos Nwafor, WaterAid Team Leader in Liberia and Sierra Leone spoke last Thursday at the close [...]

Children’s Rights and Business Principles

Children under the age of 18 years-old comprise almost a third of the global population, however they are often left unconsidered in the creation of business practices and corporate social responsibility. Nonetheless rights of millions of children across the globe are violated on a daily basis, most of which have a direct correlation to business [...]

Sucesses in the Fight Against FGM

Across parts of Africa the following scene is played out on a daily basis. A young girl of only 4 to 12 years old is held down by while she struggles to break free and screams from the excruciating pain that is being inflicted upon her.  The image of a young girl being held down screaming in [...]

Childhood Before Marriage

For millions of little girls across the world, childhood is brief.  It is estimated that 10 million girls a year worldwide, the majority in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, are married under the age of 18, some as young as seven or eight.  According to UNICEF, more than 40% of the world’s child marriages occur in India. [...]

UNICEF State of the World’s Children Released

UNICEF has recently published their flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children, which each year examines a key issue affecting children.  Last year’s report,  The State of the World’s Children 2011: Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity, focused on adolescence; this year’s report highlights the shift of the world population to urban areas and [...]

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