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Fight against FMG needs to be stepped up, says Unicef

More than 130 million girls and women have experienced some form of FGM in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East, says a UN report for the Girl Summit in London.
from UNICEF on Jul 22, 2014.
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Cost of making Bangladeshi factories safe put at $150m

It will cost $150 million to bring Bangladeshi factories used by North American retailers to adequate safety standards, says the Alliance for Bangladeshi Worker Safety.

It's a crime to be gay in most of the Commonwealth, says study

The Commonwealth is home to some of the most homophobic countries in the world, says a report as the Commonwealth Games get under way in Glasgow.
from ProBono News on Jul 23, 2014.

UN calls for increased aid to Central African Republic neighbours

Donors are asked to increase funding for emergency programmes in countries around the Central African Republic as the outflow of mostly Muslim refugees continues.
from UNHCR on Jul 23, 2014.

Campaigners call for end to UK arms sales to dictatorships

Campaigners call for the UK government to end all arms exports to repressive regimes and dictatorships.
from CAAT on Jul 23, 2014.
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How Britain profits from the attack on Gaza

The complex web of Israeli-British military contracts silences criticism of the attack on Gaza, says Ian Dunt.
from Politics.co.uk on Jul 23, 2014.

China’s waste-incineration deadlock

Protests have left waste incinerators sitting idle and rubbish piling up in Chinese cities. Can new pollution standards fix the problem?
from China Dialogue on Jul 23, 2014.
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Child of the slum rises as President of Indonesia

Joko Widodo, the Governor of Jakarta "with the common touch", is declared winner of Indonesia's presidential election.
from New York Times on Jul 23, 2014.
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