» 08/30/2004, 00.00
Trafficking in children for would-be foreign parents
Foreign and domestic companies grabbing farmers’ land with authorities’ complicity to build casi
Companies from Japan, South Korea, Thailand and China are getting concessions to exploit plantations or build casinos. Farmers are thrown off their land thanks to legal loopholes with little compensation for their lost land and homes. For some farmers, it is worst than under the Khmer Rouges.
Child illiteracy and child labour are the continent's main social ills
One fifth of India's GNP is generated by exploited minors working in farming sector.
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Saudi court confirms validity of marriage for eight-year-old girl
Criticisms from UNICEF and the U.S. State Department. The Riyadh justice minister himself says that he wants to put an end to the arbitrary power of parents who arrange marriages for minor children, but does not mention any ban.
Khmer Rouge tribunal: the testimony of a survivor
Vann Nath describes the tragic conditions of detainees in Tuol Sleng prison, where 17 thousand Cambodians were massacred. Of the seven survivors, only three are still alive. Comrade Duch, director of the prison also present. He is the only Khmer Rouge leader to seek forgiveness.
Education and learning against child exploitation, says Lenin Raghuvanshi
On World Day against Child Labour, the Indian activist calls for better schooling for everyone as the only solution to the problem. Some 55 million children live in slave-like conditions, especially among the lowest castes of society.
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