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November 20 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 20 2014, 09:04:55

After an outpouring of criticism for Bob Geldof's response to Ebola, Twitter shows its support for a different charity single with a practical message

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 20 2014, 08:57:09

In 1989, world leaders signed up to the UN convention on the rights of the child, enshrining in international law the principle that all children should be entitled to basic rights including a name and nationality, education, healthcare and protection in times of war. A quarter of a century on, we approached Unicef to find out from children around the world what rights were most important to them. Presented with a child-friendly version of the convention, this is what they had to say

Children's rights being 'violated with impunity'

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 20 2014, 08:30:58

Court's cancellation of Swiss asbestos polluter's jail sentence dismays activists in Brazil, where substance is widely used

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 20 2014, 07:20:01

A $5 medical mask, breastfeeding, and the Kangaroo technique are low-tech ways of helping to prevent the death of newborns

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From Global development | The Guardian Thu Nov 20 2014, 05:31:17

About 140 million girls around the world are living with the consequences of FGM. Kenya has banned the practice but it remains prevalent in some communities. Reuters photographer Siegfried Modola gained rare access to a ceremony:

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November 19 2014

From Global development | The Guardian Wed Nov 19 2014, 19:01:03

25 years after the convention on children's rights, Unicef warns of psychological impact of conflict on millions of children

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Nov 19 2014, 15:35:00

Paper by former PM and UN special envoy for global education calls for greater protection over forced marriages and trafficking

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Nov 19 2014, 09:07:00

Are you feeling flush with knowledge? Or do you hide in the closet when it comes to sanitation? Continue reading...

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Nov 19 2014, 07:46:30

On World Toilet Day, we look at how community monitors in Zimbabwe have been trained by NGO PhotoVoice to provide information on sanitation in their areas, and help local people build secure, hygienic structures to prevent the spread of disease

• The programme is led by Cafod Zimbabwe, Caritas Zimbabwe and the diocese of Mutare

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From Global development | The Guardian Wed Nov 19 2014, 06:46:52

In India's Sheohar district, women are keen to talk about the safety that comes with having a toilet at home

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