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Tag Archives: Women and Children

Harbor House Purple Door Luncheon

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On Wednesday, October 18, Orlando’s Harbor House hosted their annual Purple Door Luncheon, a fundraiser to deepen awareness of domestic violence prevention. Harbor House is a domestic violence victim advocacy organization that provides critical services to survivors of domestic violence in Central Florida and also educates the community about the societal problem. Along with networking […]

Australian Catholic Church Struggles with Safeguard

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The Center for Global Research released a five-year study last Wednesday which traces the history of child sexual abuse in Australia’s Catholic Church (NY Times). Professor Cahill and Dr. Wilkinson’s study asserts that the Australian Catholic Church has become synonymous with the historic sexual abuse of children (Guardian). More children face sexual assault because of […]

Afghan Robotics Team Denied Entrance Into U.S.

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A team of teenage Afghan girls were denied requests for travel visas allowing them to enter the United States for a robotics competition set to take place this month (Washington Post). This decision comes amidst the partial reinstatement of U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Muslim majority countries. Although Afghanistan is not on the […]

Legislation Introduced in Norway to Ban Facial Veils

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Voting will commence this September in Norway on legislation which would ban face-covering veils from universities, schools, and kindergartens (Reuters). Conservative parties across European nations have introduced similar legislation, restricting the wear of burqas and niqabs in public spaces such as schools and transportation systems. Leaders from France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Bulgaria have expressed […]