Watch Brishti tell her story of child marriage in a new TakePart mini-documentary. WALK FREE.ORG |


Dear Annamaria,

“My father told me that you have to get married this time, whatever you say. He got me married in such a hurry, he didn’t ask a lot of questions. Just like you got a chicken from the market and you have to cook it tonight.” Brishti, 14, Bangladesh

Watch Brishti tell her story of child marriage in a new TakePart mini-documentary.

Like many in Bangladesh, floods caused by climate change led to the destruction of Brishti’s family home and livelihood. What is less expected, is that climate change would lead to her marriage to an older man, as his second wife.

We’ve joined with TakePart and the Thomas Reuters Foundation, to share an exclusive, in-depth film, Hidden Connections, which explores the link between climate change and child marriage.

The film follows Brishti and Razia, two young girls in Dhaka, one already…

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The Girl in the Picture Saddened by Facebook’s Focus on Nudity


This picture of Kim Phuc and other children from her village, burning from napalm, many think helped end the Vietnam war.

The girl in the picture saddened by Facebook’s focus on nudity

Kim Phuc is the girl in one of history’s most iconic war pictures. The photo played a crucial role in the campaign to end the war in Vietnam. But for Facebook, it is nothing more than a nude picture.:::

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Child sex abuse inquiry lawyer resigns over concerns By Jake Morris BBC Newsnight |


Professor Alexis Jay, chairman of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, and IICSA Panel members Ivor Frank and Drusilla Sharpling, give evidence to the Commons Home Affairs Committee
Inquiry chairman Professor Alexis Jay and other IICSA Panel members gave evidence to the Commons home affairs committee

A key lawyer for the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has resigned, BBC Newsnight has learned.

He notified the inquiry of his intention to step down more than two months ago.

Mr Fisher’s decision to leave came about a fortnight after the departure of the inquiry’s third chair, Dame Lowell Goddard and days after Newsnight disclosed the inquiry had been told of an alleged sexual assault by the inquiry’s lead counsel, Ben Emmerson QC.:::

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