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September 25, 2020

Palm oil plantations: Child labour and other abuses exposed

Palm oil plantations of Malaysia and Indonesia are worked by “child labour and outright slavery,” a new investigation has found. The two countries supply 85 percent of the world’s palm oil,...

Nigeria's shocking trade in baby trafficking grows

Eze, as we’ll call him, is an agent involved in Nigeria’s infamous baby factories. In a local restaurant in Nigeria’s south eastern city of Enugu, dozens of people gather every evening to eat the city’s popular goat-meat pepper soup. It is also where a ...

Internet trolling is 'emotional terrorism and it's getting worse'

In the past nine months, Brianna Wu has received no fewer than 108 death threats. The majority of these have come through Twitter.That's why Wu, a video game developer, is calling for websites and law enforcement to starting taking action so the inter ...

China's last survivors of cruel foot-binding practice

The painful practice of binding young girls' feet seems like an ancient tradition. But photographer Jo Farrell has tracked down the last living survivors in the remote areas of China.In rural China, where the neon lights of the country’s big cit ...

Missing indigenous women and a US media blackout

On July 5, 2013, Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe, was reported missing by her family in Lame Deer, Montana, US. After search efforts by community members and law enforcement, she was found dead five days later. While there was some c ...

Muslim women 'must not be bullied off the internet'

There are many great things about Twitter. For one, I’ve gotten to interact with people who I would never have been able to otherwise. The downside, however, is the vile abuse one can be on the receiving end of from trolls.You know the type: nameles ...

Palm oil plantations: Child labour and other abuses exposed

Palm oil plantations of Malaysia and Indonesia are worked by “child labour and outright slavery,” a new investigation has found. The two countries supply 85 percent of the world’s palm oil, which is used in most cosmetic brands and around half of al ...