Published on Aug 6, 2013
Chinese schools choose results and bonuses over disabled children
According to a recent Human Rights Watch report, almost a third of Chinese babies born with mental or physical disabilities don’t get to go to school, and those that do often have a tough time. The government has promised to make mainstream schools more accessible to disabled students and to raise their enrollment rate, but France 24 reporters discovered that many schools are more worried about results and bonuses than about social equality.
An exclusive in-depth report from a FRANCE24 correspondent, followed by comment and analysis with the author and the anchor in the newsroom in Paris.
Pop That: Probing Lil Poopy’s music video
I heard about this story and decided it was a great subject for a megapost.
Published on Feb 26, 2013
“Pop That” is the name of a rap video featuring a blinged out, booty-grabbing rapper. It’s making the rounds on YouTube right now.Nothing new, right? Well, the issue in this case is that the emcee grabbing the mic is not a man with gobs of street cred. He’s 10-years-old.In “Pop That” he says, “Coke ain’t a bad word.” Some of his other videos show him swearing and slapping a womanâs bottom.
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Published on Feb 16, 2013
When a student shows up to school out of dress code, the guidance counselor discovers that his disheveled demeanor is because he is currently homeless and does not have a place to wash his clothes.
Published on Feb 2, 2013
A school in Washington DC is making a difference for young African-American girls. Many of their families live below the poverty line of $35,000 for a family of four, in communities where more than half of all students drop out before they reach high school. VOA’s Chris Simkins has more on how this special school is turning around the lives of girls.
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Published on Dec 2, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
Investigations into a psychiatric hospital in the Guatemalan capital have uncovered evidence of sexual and physical abuse by staff. International human rights organisations told Guatemala that it must take steps to protect the patients. Al Jazeera’s David Mercer reports from Guatemala City.
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Published on Nov 23, 2012 by deutschewelleenglish
After the brutal murder of high school student Jonny K. in Berlin, politicians and experts are debating the issue of juvenile crime. Although the number of cases is on the decline, the actual crimes appear to be becoming increasingly violent. Is the law too soft on juvenile offenders? Is it time to get tough?
Published on Nov 29, 2012 by AssociatedPress
Shared Hope International released its annual report card for how different states are dealing with the problem of child sex trafficking. Fifteen states improved their marks this year, but 18 received failing grades.
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Published on Nov 28, 2012 by NTVKenya
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development on Wednesday released grim statistics on Violence against children in Kenya. The statistics indicate that violence against children is a growing vice that is hindering growth and development in the country.
BBBS Start Something Trailer
Big Brothers Big Sisters begins a new mentor program and online reality series following the lives of six matches in the Newark, NJ area. In this trailer you can meet the matches, see their challenges, celebrate their successes and start something by sharing the video.
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The video was filmed in front of a live audience at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on August 10, 2012. … She performed on a high-rise stage with a big screen behind her. As she sang, the screen filled with images of U.N. aid workers on the scene in various wars, famines, and floods around the world.
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The video first shows a young woman deciding to not get an abortion and running out of the hospital. Her child is born a girl and lives through tough times with her single mother, due to her father being in jail. When the girl is an adolescent, her mother’s boyfriend molests her. When she becomes a teenager, she is promiscuous. When she became an adult, she has two children and soon becomes a stripper. A customer from the strip club pays her to have sex with him and she is diagnosed with HIV. She runs out of the hospital, like her mother at the beginning of the video. The music video then rewinds and shows a different life that the girl could have lived. Her mother would move into her own mother’s house and even marry a better man, with her little daughter as flower girl. In the end, the daughter grows up to be smarter and more mature, and graduates from high school, making her mother and grandmother proud. When she becomes an adult, she is in the same hospital again awaiting a test result and the doctor tells her she is pregnant, she is happy and hugs her mother, thanking her for teaching her “how to love.”
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On The Wire, middle-schooler Dukie falls through the cracks in the system.
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http://www.WatchMojo.com learns more about how man’s best friend can benefit hospitalized patients with a visit.
The violence of children’s play, visualized.
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This is the story of Mike, who was beaten up at school for being homosexual in one of the most tolerant countries in the world. And he’s not alone. When he turned to the school for help, they ignored the problem.
This film is part of a children’s rights campaign in the Netherlands by the Dutch Children’s Ombudsman, an official government position. The film is meant to draw attention to Holland’s poor record on children’s rights and inform Dutch children that, despite what anyone might say, they too have rights.
The campaign is based on real stories by children whose rights have recently been violated. Wanting to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of their experience and precariousness of their positions, we recruited other Dutch kids to help them tell their stories. The campaign includes a total of 4 short films and a series of outdoor posters. To watch other films search for ‘Children’s Ombudsman, Every child has the right to…’ or for Dutch speakers go to http://www.dekinderombudsman.nl