New figures released by the NSPCC reveal that there has been a 12% increase in counselling sessions about forced marriage in the previous year. Summer is often a high-risk period for potential victims of forced marriage, as many are lured away on “holidays” only to be married off abroad against their will. 598 more words
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Note: For the purpose of this article, when discussing poverty, I’m referring to the sociological definition of relative poverty, (‘the condition in which people lack the minimum amount of income needed in order to maintain the average standard of living in the society in which they live… considered the easiest way to measure the level of poverty in an individual country’) … 961 more words
Written by Robert Barnett.
It is 66 years and counting since the People’s Liberation Army moved into Tibet, and 58 years since the initial surrender pact with the Tibetans collapsed, leading the Dalai Lama to flee to India with 80,000 or more other Tibetans. 1,430 more words