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1 August 2007

[PDF] Breastfeeding: A weak formula for legislation – how loopholes in the law are putting babies at risk [UK]

Author: Charlotte Faircloth for UNICEF UK, The National Childbirth Trust, Save the Children UK

The UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in Europe. The promotion of artificial feeding undermines breastfeeding as the healthiest way of feeding a baby…The law is supposed to protect parents’ right to receive objective…information about...

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17 July 2007

Stolen Innocence: Inside the Shady World of Child Sex Tourism [USA]

Author: Brittany Bacon, ABC News

North America accounts for a quarter of all child sex tourism around the globe, according to humanitarian experts. This week…a New York sex tour operator will be sentenced...to up to seven years in prison for promoting prostitution. The multimillion...

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9 February 2007

To bust child-porn rings, larger role sought for Internet service providers [USA]

Author: Ron Scherer, Christian Science Monitor [USA]

To halt the child-porn scourge, law-enforcement officials…say such vigilance [is required]…[by] Internet service providers (ISPs), such as America Online, Verizon, or Time Warner, to root out people selling, trading, or displaying illegal pornographic...

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17 October 2006

Disney cleans its plate of junk food [USA]

Author: Deutsche Presse-Agentur

Disney…[will] license its characters' names only to foods that follow government guidelines for healthful diets…Disney [will] refuse to tie its brand to oversize portions, foods…[with high] per cent of…fat,…saturated fat or…added sugar. In its parks,...

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21 September 2006

Credit Card Companies Pledge Help in Fighting Child Pornography [USA]

Author: John Files, New York Times

Executives from credit card companies, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express, told a Congressional panel Thursday that they were determined to eliminate the use of their services in the Internet child pornography business. But they also...

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27 June 2006

Internet Firms to Step Up Child-Porn Fight [USA]

Author: Los Angeles Times

Five leading Internet service providers will jointly build a database of child-pornography images and develop other tools to help network operators and law enforcement better prevent distribution of the images. The companies are set to pledge a total...

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30 December 2005

Tourism fueling child sex in Mexico

Author: Ioan Grillo, Houston Chronicle

Despite a concerted effort to crack down on pedophiles in both Mexico and the United States, child prostitution continues unabated in Mexican tourist resorts such as Acapulco and Cancun...Investigators estimate the number of Mexican children who are...

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7 October 2005

Arabian Sex Tourism

Author: Daniel Pipes, FrontPageMAgazine.com

Misusing the sanctioned provision which allows a Muslim man to have four wives at a time, many old Arabs are not just marrying minors in Hyderabad, but marrying more than one minor in a single sitting. "The Arabs prefer teenage, virgin brides.”…The...

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1 June 2005

[PDF] Greater expectations. Summary final report: EOC’s investigation into pregnancy discrimination [UK]

Author: Equal Opportunities Commission [UK]

The EOC has undertaken a two-year investigation into pregnancy related discrimination at work. What we found was far worse than even we expected...A million pregnant women are likely to experience discrimination at work over the next 5 years, if...

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18 May 2005

Telenor and Swedish National Criminal Investigation Department to introduce Internet child porn filter

Author: Telenor Group

Telenor and the Swedish National Criminal Investigation Department introduced a child pornography filter for the Internet. The filter will block access to Internet sites containing material that involves sexual abuse of children. The filter is...

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