BRAZIL: Shocking Images of Children in Drug Gangs Carrying Guns Through 2014’s World Cup Location

By Damien Gayle on May 2, 2013— “The largest city on Brazil’s north-east coast, Salvador is a major tourist destination and the site of a 56,500-seat stadium being readied for next year’s World Cup. It is also in the grip of an unprecedented wave of violence that has seen murder rates soar by more than … More BRAZIL: Shocking Images of Children in Drug Gangs Carrying Guns Through 2014’s World Cup Location

U.S. Sanctions Rwanda and Others Over Child Soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters)— “The United States moved to block U.S. military aid to Rwanda because of its support for the M23 Congolese rebel group believed to use child soldiers, the State Department said on Thursday. The sanctions also apply to the Central African Republic, Myanmar, Sudan and Syria, according to the U.S. State Department. It was … More U.S. Sanctions Rwanda and Others Over Child Soldiers

Child Sex Abuse Live Streaming ‘On The Rise’

“Child sexual abuse streamed live online through services like Skype has been highlighted as an emerging threat by experts. Figures show an increasing number of offenders have been targeting vulnerable families overseas to set up live access to children over webcams in exchange for payment. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre’s (Ceop) annual report … More Child Sex Abuse Live Streaming ‘On The Rise’

Child Trafficking Real in Congo

(POINT NOIRE, CONGO) Forced child labour remains rampant in Central Africa, where poverty fuels the trafficking of children from poorer countries to oil-rich states such as Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo, according to experts. “Trafficking in children is real,” said Gabon’s social affairs director-general, Mélanie Mbadinga Matsanga. “Gabon, for example, is considered … More Child Trafficking Real in Congo