The sex trafficking victimwho needs training wheelsMexico, February 7 2018: t is the small things that break a heart.I am standing in the courtyard of a home for child trafficking survivors. A dozen girls have lined up to tell me their ages and to share their dreams for the future.They are 16, 15, 12 years old. One wants to be a teacher, one an attorney, another a hair stylist.The last girl, the one standing closest to me, looks up into my eyes. She is 6 years old. And she wants to become a veterinarian.Behind the girls is a row of bicycles. The smallest has a pink heart attached to the handle bars. And pink training wheels on the back.


Senators want special panel to investigate sexual abuse within Olympic gymnasticsUSA, February 7, 2018: A bipartisan group of senators is pushing for a special congressional investigation into how the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics may have enabled team doctor Larry Nassar to sexually abuse gymnasts over decades.At least one congressional committee is already expected to hold a hearing on how those bodies allowed the abuse to happen.But Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said it's better for Congress to create a temporary panel focused solely on the issue. It's also important, she said at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday, that at least half of the senators on the panel be women.


Little Love For The Blind - Jamaicans Slow To Enter Romantic Relationships With Those Who Can’t SeeJamaica, February 4, 2018: They say love is blind, but blind educator Camille Wilson finds that not many Jamaicans are willing to look beyond the fact that a person cannot see to enter an intimate relationship, and it is worse for blind women.“It is very difficult for a blind woman to get a partner. I think it has to do with how women and men are socialised in our country. There is a lot of prejudice against blind women,” said the mother of one who went blind at three years old.


Woman Finds Peace Through Counselling - After Being Abused By Stepdad, StepsisterJamaica, February 3, 2018: "I was sexually abused by my stepfather and stepsister when I was six or seven years old. When I told my mother about it, she didn't do or say anything," said Christina*, a now 23-year-old woman, who, sadly, shares a similar story as many women in today's society.Like the many who have been emotionally destroyed and willed into silence, she told Family and Religion that she hadn't talked about the experience for years. That's until one day when the overwhelming stress of the abuse and the thought of a mother who had chosen her husband's transgressions over her daughter's truth overcame her.


After Harvey Weinstein: These Celebrity Men Have Been Accused of Sexual MisconductFebruary 3, 2018: After the allegations against Harvey Weinstein came to light, many survivors of sexual assault and harassment have come forward, outing powerful men across industries. In what seems like a watershed moment against sexual misconduct, these men are being named and held accountable.Here are some of the famous men who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the wake of Weinstein’s case, in no particular order. (No. 9 is especially horrifying.)


Spending Time With Grandparents Makes Kids Less Prone To Ageism, Says StudyUSA, February 2, 2018: It’s a fact of life that everyone ages — and we all want to live to see old age. But, sadly, advanced age often earns people judgment rather than respect: Younger people pay less attention to what you have to say or joke about how you’re too old “to get popular culture.”Ageism doesn’t benefit anyone but new research shows it may be preventable if we foster positive relationships between our kids and their grandparents.


An Aids-free TTT&T, February 2, 2-18: It’s a success story that needs to be told, he said, and he credits six key policy interventions over the last 24 months for the breakthrough.In November 2015, the National Aids Coordinating Committee (NACC) was moved from the Ministry of Health to the Office of the Prime Minister, giving a greater priority and access to resources.


For Voluntary Service: Boys' Town - A Model For Every CommunityJamaica, February 1, 2018: Boys' Town has served over 75 years as a good example of partnership between government, private sector, civil society and community in promoting social development, particularly of children and youth; as well as promoting good governance at the community, local and national levels.



Two women say Marines did nothing after they complained of sexually explicit overtures by officerUSA, February 07, 2018: Two civilian officials with the Marine Corps say their boss, a Marine officer, repeatedly made sexually explicit overtures to them at work, and their complaints to leadership were minimized, according to interviews and documents obtained by USA TODAY.Maj. David Cheek works at the Marines' office of manpower and reserve affairs at Quantico, Va., the headquarters of the U.S. Marine Corps. At the time of the alleged harassment, he supervised the women as their section head in the Behavioral Health Branch.


Cruel And Short-Sighted - Blind Women Treated Worse Than Blind Men On The StreetsJamaica, February 5, 2018: As a blind woman, 34-year-old Camille Wilson has to navigate potholes, light posts and, unfortunately, the perception held by some Jamaicans that blind women require far less help than men who have visual challenges.“Sighted people are more hostile to blind women than to blind men, especially when you are on the road,” said Wilson in an interview with volunteer at the Jamaica Society for the Blind, Dr Anne-Maria Bankay.“When I walk with a blind man, if I am just a few steps ahead, people will reprimand me and make comments like, ‘How you wicked so? Wait fi de blind man nuh.’ Never mind that I am recognisably blind, walking with a white cane,” she charged.


Staying Afloat While Riding The Waves of DepressionFebruary 2, 2018: February is the month of love and where creativity comes to life, so they say, I guess it’s because Valentine’s Day is around the corner and Cupid and his army comes out with a lot of bow and arrow all marked and decorated with love – so why not pick yourself up out of that dark spell and spot which we all have found ourselves and come what may and let this month, be one where we rise above our depression.


FORMER MODEL YUGGE FARRELL GRANTED BAILSt. Vincent, January 31, 2018: Former model Yugge Farrell, 23, who is charged that on Jan. 4, in Kingstown, she used abusive language at Karen Duncan-Gonsalves, wife of Finance Minister Camillo Gonsalves, was on Monday granted EC$1,000 bail with one surety after three weeks of court-ordered hospitalisation at the Mental Health Centre.The Lowman’s Bay resident, previously famed for her performance in the Caribbean Next Top Model, is to return to court on Dec. 17, 2018.


Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The BrainUSA, Janaury 31, 2018: Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal Neuron, could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S."The therapies we have now have significant drawbacks," says Mazen Kheirbek, an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco and an author of the study. "This is another target that we can try to move the field forward for finding new therapies."


5 Expert-Backed Ways To Stop A Panic AttackUSA, January 27, 2016: Heart racing. Sudden sweating. Chest pains. Numbness in your limbs. Feeling like everything is terrible and thinking you might even die.These are just some of the excruciating symptoms of a panic attack, which 6 million American adults who live with panic disorder experience on a frequent basis. The phenomenon is often associated with extreme anxiety, and it can be triggered by a certain situation or sometimes appear seemingly out of nowhere.


Mental Health: The GreatUnspoken Health Issue of Our TimeSwitzerland, January 26, 2018: Worldwide, an estimated billion suffer from anxiety, 300 million people are affected by depression, 60 million suffer from bipolar affective disorder, about 21 million are affected by schizophrenia or other severe psychoses and nearly 50 million people have dementia, a number that is expected to grow to 152 million in 2050 – a 204% increase.









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