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14-year-old girl with rare disease makes difficult decision to schedule her own death

In her 14 years of life, Jerika Bolen has endured a mind-boggling 38 surgeries. Recently, Jerika reached the difficult decision to end her life. She’s been battling a rare terminal disease called type 2 spinal muscular atrophy. 537 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Yemen Negotiations Move Ahead Slowly – Postwar Planning Needed


As a result of Saudi bombing raids, Yemen’s underdeveloped socio-economic infrastructure has been largely destroyed. Post-war planning will need to be followed by international aid for development, with post-war socio-economic construction developed on a basic needs approach. 723 more words

Human Rights

Heartbreaking image of severely burned 4-year-old girl illustrates plight of Iraqis

The face of a badly burned 4-year-old girl, her melancholy eyes staring out from behind bandages into a camera lens, is becoming the face of the suffering of all Iraqis in the wake of a recent eruption of violence in the war-torn country. 280 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Can culture be a bad thing?

Even with the growing body of empirical evidence on the negative impact of traumatic early life experiences such as physical abuse on children’s psychological development, some people and maybe entire cultures consider physical punishment an acceptable form of child-rearing practices. 1,118 more words


Doublespeak and Frontline

On 31st January 2013, I attended a promotion meeting for Frontline – a charity providing social work education. By then I had been a senior social work lecturer for over 10 years, was qualified in teaching Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, had written widely on the subject, been external examiner for two University social work programmes and had designed, delivered and evaluated modules in every aspect of children’s social work. 2,250 more words

Turning anger into action

I love children. I think they are our world’s most precious commodity.  As much as I love being around them, experiencing their creativity and special form of ageless wonder and genius, I can also become irritated by them and yearn for ‘adult conversation’.  548 more words

Children's Rights