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Domestic Violence Still Not Grounds For Divorce In Mississippi

A bill that would have added domestic violence to the list of legal reasons a person can get a divorce in Mississippi died in a House committee on Tuesday after its chairman, state Rep. Andy Gipson (R), said it could open “the floodgates” to more divorces. “If there’s a case of abuse, that person needs to […]

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Why It’s Entirely Legal for a Man to Rape His Wife in India

In India’s constitution, under The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act of 2013, you can find the chilling statement: “Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen years of age, is not rape.” India is not alone. There are 48 other nations today where a husband can legally […]

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Girls of Any Age Can Be Married in Bangladesh With New Law

A vague new child marriage law in Bangladesh invokes the parental permission loophole setting no minimum age for marriage — an astounding turn of events that has human rights groups up in arms. In spite of protests over the law in Jan., the government’s parliament has approved what is called the “Child Marriage Restraint Act 2017,” which […]

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28 Girls Killed in Orphanage Fire in Guatemala After Protests Over Abuse, Overcrowding

  A deadly fire that killed 28 girls at an orphanage in Guatemala last Wednesday was started after resident children set mattresses on fire and launched a riot as a way of protesting the shelter’s poor conditions. The government-run children’s shelter was meant to be a safe shelter for vulnerable and abused teens in the semi-rural, […]

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Join us and #BeBoldForChange this International Women’s Day and Beyond!

March 8 is International Women’s Day — a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality. Last year, organizations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for […]

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International Women’s Day: #BeBoldForChange and Campaign Against Violence

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Last year, organizations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious […]

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Transcendent Media Capital partners with Hestia Charity to combat domestic violence worldwide

  Transcendent Media Capital Transcendent Media Capital Ltd is a global media production and consulting company, which specialises in the production of entertainment content focusing on high-quality social and environmental impact stories, in the form of feature films, short-films, documentary, digital and social media products, television, games, web apps, music and print media. One of our […]

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Malawi Amends Constitution to Remove Child Marriage Loophole

Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, where approximately one out of every two girls marry before age 18. It has the ninth highest rate in Africa. However, on Tuesday February 14, 2017, Malawi made a historic amendment to its constitution to fully outlaw child marriage following more than a […]

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Why ‘love is medicine’ for Indigenous youth

This season The Current has been holding public forums across the country, exploring various issues related to missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Their fourth town hall which aired on March 1st focused on how children and youth are affected.     I hope everyone that’s out in wherever this is going, indigenous or non-indigenous […]

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Mother who pleaded guilty in son’s death has terrible history of her own

Last month, Cruz pleaded guilty to manslaughter for failure to provide medical care, in the July 14, 2013 death of her baby son Nicholas. Monday, she was testifying at a Gardiner hearing — basically, a prelude to sentencing — in the case of Joel France. At the time of Nicholas’s death, France was Cruz’s live-in […]

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