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Opinion: Orange Shirt Day honours the students of residential schools, and educates others

Six-year-old Phyllis’s excitement about her first day of school was short-lived. She was thrilled to wear her brand-new orange shirt. But her school was St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake, B.C. 654 more words

National

Former doctor for the U.S. Gymnastics team hit with flurry of new sexual abuse allegations

An elite sports medicine doctor who had been the physician for the U.S. gymnastics team and was recently accused of sexual assault by two former patients is now facing allegations made by 16 more women. 454 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Anthony Weiner reportedly carried on long sexting relationship with 15-year-old girl

Terrible husband and father Anthony Weiner is making a strong case that he’s also just a terrible human being, according to the sordid new details in a report by The Daily Mail. 376 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Building on the UN Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants

BUILDING ON THE UN SUMMIT TO ADDRESS LARGE MOVEMENTS OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS

By René Wadlow

On September 19, 2016, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly held a one-day Summit on “Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants”, a complex of issues which have become important and emotional issues in many countries. 662 more words

Human Rights

Child marriage permitted in 117 countries, report finds

Laws in 117 countries around the world permit children under the age of 18 to marry, according to a report by Pew Research.

Relying on data from the United Nations and U.S. 307 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Children's Court

In Queensland, the Children’s Court has two key functions:  (1) hearing criminal charges against young people aged under 17 years old; and (2) hearing child protection applications brought by the Department of Communities (“DOCS”) in relation to care, custody and residence on children. 327 more words