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Eimear Clabby talks to Sarah Benson, CEO of Ruhama:  “Physically these women are debilitated, often malnourished, and overall –  in bad health...”


July 2012: "Where private firms may be tempted to cut corners and make savings, in the context of children’s prisons, the results are far-reaching...."


July 2012: By Peter Hilton - "For the UK, income from military exports to the Middle East alone, generating £395 million in 2010. Meanwhile, Women's Aid has had to turn away nearly 1 in 10 women seeking refuge..."


July 2012: Lambeth Women's Project has been providing support for women and girls for almost four decades. The eviction notice is ostensibly due to a dispute over claims that LWP leaves inappropriate material [about FGM] in view of schoolchildren.


Islington Council insisted it was following court orders when it paid a religious expert to investigate the possibility of sending a child in its care to DR Congo for an exorcism ritual.


June 2012: Online pornography is fuelling a rise in young Scots committing violent sex offences after an "alarming" increase in the crimes was revealed, campaigners claim.

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June 2012: Ralph Roothaert, of Oxfam, said, "This Scottish Government funding will help women and men small-holder producers to build those skills and, together with others, negotiate for better policies and practices...


June 2012 "Disposable nappies, although convenient, do have a huge impact on the environment with a staggering 450,000 ending up in landfill each day in Scotland" - Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead.


A 12-year-old boy raped a nine-year-old girl because he wanted "to feel grown up" after viewing graphic images of sex on the internet....


Emily Wassell spoke with two Spanish teachers: “A good health system and good public education are the pillars of a good country. In Spain, we are losing them... It affects morale”


May 2012: By Maria Stambler - "Advertising, as an industry, is still relatively new in Russia. The weak advertising laws are further undermined when the government blatantly breaks these laws...."


May 2012: By Victoria Pavlova - "The lack of central enforcement for women’s rights – particularly in the Roma community, has led to the creation of civil projects... 'Mother Center' is one such initiative, created by Roma women...."