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  1. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Even before moving to Thailand, Malina Zlatkova Enlund had heard stories about children being subjected to sexual abuse and then sold to human ... of several safe houses for trafficked and sexually abused children in Cambodia in 2009. She has since helped put together a collection of victims' stories called For Their Tears I Died, ...

  2. Right balance vital to safeguard our children

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Striking a balance between protection of children and the rights of sex offenders who have paid their debt to society can be a difficult task. Yet Hong Kong's current system provides hardly any safeguards to shield children from sexual predators in child-related occupations. The Law Reform Commission makes the point that societies which have introduced comprehensive defensive ...

  3. Children forced to work in factories

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Children as young as 13 years old were sent to work in sweatshop factories in Dongguan, Guangdong under 'summer job' schemes backed by their parents ... to be technically legal because the parents signed waivers saying they would not ask for compensation if their children were injured in the workplace. According to the CCTV report, teachers brokering ...

  4. Protesting children bought off with gifts

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan About 25 children held a protest against welfare cuts outside the Social Welfare Department headquarters in Wan Chai yesterday, but seemed confused about their mission. The young protesters were chanting slogans such as 'Senior officials know nothing about the community's difficulties and ignore children's welfare', but became jubilant when ...

  5. Help the children

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a second'- is organised by young envoys of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). According to Unicef, about 1.2 million children are being exploited each year by adults around the world. Child trafficking, which is common in the poor regions of Africa and Asia, has become big business, generating US$10 billion every year. Many children are forced into prostitution, while others ...

  6. Real-life scenarios provide children reasons to read, write and think

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... schools in the Ipswich area, acknowledged that the approach was initially quite daunting for teachers. 'You think: 'How will the children respond?' But the more you do it the more it becomes ingrained,' she said. 'I now find it harder not teaching this way. It is more effort to get children doing things out of context than in.' The demolition company operated ...

  7. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a maid with childcare experience, only to discover that the woman's experience was in looking after elderly people. The maid had claimed to have looked after children for four years, but the employer soon learnt that she did not even know how to hold a baby, and on one occasion she mixed raw eggs into the children's food. The maid also had a disability affecting her fingers, ...

  8. Solo parents' dole

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government plans to make it harder for single parents to receive welfare payments- with children as young as six, they must work part-time. Do you agree with this idea? Share your views: write to us ...

  9. Need to regulate working hours

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many parents in Hong Kong have to work overtime to earn a living. They don't have enough time to take care of their children. Grandparents often look after the children but it's not easy. They are old and accidents could happen. I have two suggestions to help solve this problem. First, parents should make sure their children are well behaved. This could be done by pointing ...

  10. Betrayal of the innocents

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Labour. About 53 million girls, including 20 million under 12, were estimated to be involved in dangerous work. Studies indicated that girls accounted for the majority of children roped ... of education [uniforms, books, transport, etc] is also an important means of removing burdens that may otherwise prevent poor families from sending their children to school.' In the Southeast ...




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