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Children of the World: Victims of Violence and Climate Change

The ones most affected by climate change and violence in the world are people living in poverty. Where should they go? What should they do to save themselves? How can they live a normal life? These are the questions that bring tons of other questions with them. But who is going to take responsibility for them? Children, of all, suffer the most, but a solution is hard to come by.
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Sex tourism in the Philippines

Prostitution and Sex Tourism in the Philippines

Whilst finding exact numbers can be difficult, most sources estimate that 500,000 to 800,000 men, women and children are working in the sex trade in the Philippines. Sex tourism is mainly clustered around the major cities; however, its effects are felt countrywide where women and children are often forced or coerced away from their rural communities to work in the cities. Selling or paying for sex is actually illegal in the Philippines, however sex workers will be employed as a number of different roles that fall under ‘Entertainment’. Law enforcement turns a blind eye, and often accept bribes from sex workers in the form of sexual favors in order for their continued compliance with the industry.
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Affluenza and Ethan Couch

Affluenza, Ethan Couch and the Curse of Being Rich

Moments before affluenza-stricken Texas teen Ethan Couch killed 4 people while driving drunk in 2013, he was brazenly playing chicken with oncoming traffic at high speeds. His souped-up pick-up was full of other teens in varying states of drunkenness as he sped recklessly down Burleson-Rhetta road, where he then caused the devastating collision. Then just 16 and extremely intoxicated, Ethan managed to escape the wreckage with a few scrapes.
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Child marriage in America

Child Marriage in America is Still Happening

Forced child marriage is a human rights violation. It is a severe impediment to social and economic development. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is well known for its work to end forced child marriage almost all over the world and especially in developing countries.
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Rape, Torture, and Murder: Are Girls in Pakistan Safe?

When we look at our children, we see hope for a future that is yet to come. Regardless of the things we have seen in our lives, we want the future generation to have a safe and sheltered life that is free from all kinds of harm. The only trouble a child should ever have is deciding who toy to play with. But when you come across cases of rape and murder, this time of a 7-year-old, it breaks your faith in humanity. It makes you realize that not everyone out there has the same thoughts and the same heart as you. Where you want to protect the young and innocent, there are people out there in the world who would do unspeakable things to them and destroy them forever for the world.
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Easter Bunny Lie

The Easter Bunny Lie: Fuzzy Friend or Enemy?

It’s that time of year again: overpriced chocolate bunnies and colourful chocolate eggs litter the grocery stores, and pastels are the palette of choice for the holiday decor. Easter is primarily a religious holiday, but it’s often overshadowed by that big, unnatural bunny who lays eggs made of chocolate for children to search for and devour. The Easter Bunny is just one of the trifecta of lies that parents tell their children each year, partnered with the Tooth Fairy and Santa, but there are some who believe that, as fun as it can be, the seemingly innocent fibs may actually be harmful to a child’s mental well-being.
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Shield Children from Pedophiles and Sexual Predators Online

It is a parent’s primary job to take care of their kids. It doesn’t only mean that they have to be protected from physical harm but also psychological and sexual harm. Pedophilia is the worst crime to exist and it puts the very innocence of our young ones at stake. Researchers have found that pedophiles take as little as 120 seconds in chat rooms to start talking to kids about sex and arrange a meeting with them in as little as 40 minutes.
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Parental Regret: Parents Who Regret Having Children

One morning you come to find out you or your significant other is pregnant. For most people, this is a moment of pure bliss and joy but for others, it’s a scary scenario of uncertainty and fear. You might think an abortion is an option but if you’re the guy and the girl decides to keep it, or you live in a country where an abortion is illegal, well, then you’re done. Most of the times these parents regret having these children… But what kind of creatures does parental regret create? How does this influence our youth? And most important of all; is it for the worse?
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Technology: The Slow Death of Childhood

Every once in a while, we take a trip down memory lane and relive the days of our childhood, before technology, when everything was much simpler. Children today look at the world through a small lens, one at the back of a device they constantly hold in their hands. About 25 years ago, the idea of a child having fun was playing with friends in the park or building a fort inside the living room. Having fun didn’t require expensive devices or constant parental supervision. The world children lived in two decades ago was technology free and simple.
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Réunion Island: France’s Stolen Children

Réunion Island: France’s Stolen Children

Something unexpected happened between 1963 and 1982, 2150 children were taken from Réunion Island, a French region in the Indian Ocean. They were brought to France, promising food, education, health and general cares… but then more than 90% vanished from the map.
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