Category Archives: World News

The latest reforms in child-rearing, family policy and education from around the world

Peru ends the corporal punishment of children

In Peru, as of 10th December 2015, it is against the law for parents, teachers, anyone at all to hit or otherwise humiliate a child. No excuses. There are now 48 countries that have made it illegal to hit a … Continue reading

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Ireland bans all corporal punishment

This nation just keeps getting more amazing! Number 47 to ban the corporal punishment of children. Gay marriage, freedom to divorce, no punishment of children…I want to do some Justice Tourism in Ireland! It is exciting to see this long … Continue reading

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Somalia ratifies the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child!

That is it! That is the whole world! A new era is dawning for children. But wait…not yet. Just one single country remains. Just one. One country, where Police are allowed into schools to discipline the children. Where most childbirth … Continue reading

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Nigeria bans female genital mutilation – the whole world benefits

Just because it is ancient does not mean it is good. Just because it is cultural does not mean it is healthy or that we have to tolerate it. So when the government of Nigeria, one of the world’s largest … Continue reading

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Two more nations ban corporal punishment of children!

Congratulations to the West African nation of Benin, the newest country to protect their children under the law, in January 2015. Andorra also banned the smack, in December 2014. The countdown: 48 nations have banned, 47 more have committed to … Continue reading

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Divestment is the biggest boycott movement in history!

You are far more powerful than you realize. You can personally turn the tide on climate change, simply by how you use even the smallest amounts of money. Divesting means looking at where we save money, and removing it from … Continue reading

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Solar Plane’s First World Trip!

The solar revolution is here, it is real, you are living in it NOW. The Solar Impulse plane is showing us how clean energy can fuel all kinds of transport in the near future. Look at history: stunts like these … Continue reading

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To make you feel better…

Here are some of the most exciting news about huge wins for sustainability, justice and a better world all around. Fossil fuel divestment is taking off like wildfire around the world. This global divestment deluge is set to heavily disrupt the fossil … Continue reading

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One kid deals political corruption a HUGE blow

I want this kid to come to Australia! In fact, why can’t he travel to all ‘democracies’? He’s brilliant!! Get this: he is a 16 year-old computer whiz, in USA. He programmed a plug-in that allows any American with a … Continue reading

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Je suis L’ENFANT

Another act of brutality, a series of them, and the world comes together to protest. To defy.  To unify. People stand shoulder to shoulder in Paris, in shock, in bewilderment, in silence. We try to make sense of it. We … Continue reading

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