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Saudi Arabia passes historic domestic abuse legislation.

In a file photo from 2002, a young Saudi woman walks in downtown Riyadh. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet has passed landmark legislation recognizing all forms of abuse, including

unicef: Syria records its millionth child refugeeUNICEF says the global community has failed in its responsibility to the children displaced by the violence in Syria By Mark Tran Published in The Guardian – August 22,

Researchers estimate actual number of child fatalities due to neglect and abuse.

Approximately 1,700 children die of maltreatment every year in the United States, according to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System; however, researchers estimate that the actual number of child fatalities due to abuse

Alfredo Moser: Bottle light inventor proud to be poor.

Alfredo Moser’s invention is lighting up the world. In 2002, the Brazilian mechanic had a light-bulb moment and came up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity – using nothing

womenthrive: It only takes two minutes to take a stand against gender-based violence. If you believe women and girls deserve a safer world, click here: bit.ly/wtw-womenpeace RE-BLOG to help spread the word!

unicef: Battling the world’s largest polio outbreakThis one of those stories we don’t want to share with our friends on Tumblr…but we have to. It goes like this…one morning, Khadija made a discovery no mother

unicef: World Humanitarian Day 2013 recognizes all humanitarians who have lost their lives in the course of their work, and those who continue to serve. World Humanitarian Day was commemorated for the first time on

2013 State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws.

Polaris Project has rated all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 10 categories of laws that are critical to a basic legal framework that combats human trafficking, punishes traffickers and supports survivors.

Photographer Captures Waves of Trash in Indonesia.

Waves for days. Trash for eternity. That’s what photographer Zak Noyle discovered on a recent trip to Java, Indonesia. The waves of Java, always known for being pristine and barreling, were now rolling swells of

awkwardsituationist: in many african countries, women provide 70% of the agricultural workers 60-80% of the labour to produce food for home consumption and sale 100% of the processing for basic food stuffs 90% of household