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Child Rape on the Rise in Sri Lanka

July 23, 2012

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By Feizal Samath Reprint COLOMBO, Jul 23 2012 (IPS) – A spate of child rape cases in Sri Lanka has angered child rights activists and moved the government to consider tightening the relevant laws and making the offence punishable with the death sentence. A government statement released in parliament in May said that of the […]

Death Stalks Pregnant Women in East Myanmar

July 17, 2012

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MAE SOT, Thailand, Jul 17 2012 (IPS) – From a wooden, weather-beaten building on the edge of this border town, Mahn Mahn charts dangerous missions deep Myanmar (also Burma) for the 2,000-odd health workers under his wing. These tours, through the mine-infested stretches of eastern Myanmar, include supplying basic maternity kits for pregnant women from […]