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School Made 11-Year-Old Girls Pull Down Their Pants for Disgusting Inspection
Offbeat  (tags: school, strip search, girls, students, children, texasodd, bizarre )

Angela
- 30 days ago - reason.com
Parents are furious with administrators at a public school in Gustine, Texas, after learning that their kids were subjected to a partial strip-search and a humiliating, feces-related inspection.
Islamic State: Yazidi Women Tell of Sex-Slavery Trauma
Offbeat  (tags: sex slaves, women, girls, trauma, Islamic State )

Ray
- 67 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Yazidi religious minority community in Iraq says 3,500 of its women and girls are still being held by the so-called Islamic State (IS), many being used as sex slaves. A few have managed to escape and here tell their harrowing stories.
100 Women 2014: What Chance Does a Young Girl Have?
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Girls, Women )

Ray
- 75 days ago - bbc.co.uk
When a young girl starts out in life, where will her journey take her?, Will she have the same opportunities as the boys she grows up with? Will she face more dangers, or fight the same battles?
Gentle Giant Tibetan Mastiff Plays With Little Girl
Offbeat  (tags: Tibetan Mastiff, girls, animals, children, dogs, humans, off-beat, pets, society )

Lone
- 192 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Tibetan Mastiffs might look huge but they do get along well with kids! This two-year-old Tibetan Mastiff, named Simba, is a gentle giant and is best friends with his little owner Weiwei.
Rumors Swirl After Girls Mysteriously Collapse at Fukuoka School
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, Japan, girls, collapsed )

Naoko
- 240 days ago - japantoday.com
The Internet is exploding after a succession of high school girls in Fukuoka Prefecture disturbingly collapsed during school hours on Monday. Students who were at the scene took to their Twitter accounts to post updates as the bizarre spectacle unfolded.
India Gang Rapes: Outrage Over Police 'Discrimination'
Offbeat  (tags: Girls, Crime, Law, Police, Rape, Murder, India )

Ray
- 273 days ago - bbc.co.uk
There is outrage over police inaction in a village in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh where two teenage girls were gang raped and hanged from a tree.
Nigeria Abductions: UK Experts to Provide Advice
Offbeat  (tags: Nigeria, abductions, school, Girls, UK )

Ray
- 297 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK is to send a small team of experts to Nigeria to help over the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls.
Girls Show White Way to Grow Apples
Offbeat  (tags: girls, highschool girls, technique, apples, white apples, Shinjuku, Japan )

Naoko
- 1569 days ago - asahi.com
White apples grown using a technique developed by a group of five third-year senior high school girls will go on display at a fruit store in Tokyo's Shinjuku district from Saturday.
Is Your Child the Cutest Vegetarian Kid?
Offbeat  (tags: children, animals, food, winner, humans, unusual, cute, meat free, kid, kids, top 10 finalists, girls, boys, meals, animal shelter, pictures, photos )

BarbKnigh
- 1596 days ago - peta.org
PETA Kids has begun its search to find the cutest vegetarian kids of 2010! One boy and one girl will be selected to win a professional photo shoot and star in a PETA Kids ad! Each winner will also receive some awesome PETA merch and appear in an upcoming
Can These Dolls Teach Girls Compassion Toward Animals?
Offbeat  (tags: children, girls, dolls, compassion, animals, animal rescue, future animal advocates )

Simone
- 1617 days ago - animals.change.org
The hot new line of Liv Dolls for the fall is making its way into the hearts and homes of young girls everywhere. A new friend to the group, Hayden, is an animal lover like the other Liv Dolls. She runs an animal rescue complete with adoption center.
Save Girls From Female Genital Cutting - Sign the Petition
Offbeat  (tags: Girls, women, female, genital cutting )

Tarequl
- 1624 days ago - change.org
An estimated 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of female genital cutting, also called female circumcision.
Beggar Shows He Too Can Be A Giver
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, charity, donation, clothes, girls, school for deaf, India, Ahmedabad, beggar, poor, orphan, big heart )

Naoko
- 1706 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
AHMEDABAD:A beggar on Saturday proved that charity only needs a big heart rather than deep pockets. Khimjibhai Prajapati, 64 and a beggar in Mehsana for a decade, donated clothes to 11 poor hearing and speech-impaired girls at the Shrimati Kesarbai
YEMEN: Paying Gilrs Is Paying Off for School Attendance
Offbeat  (tags: Yemen, girls, school attendance rate, incentives, rural, poor, parents, Conditional Cash Transfer, 80%, UNDP, increase, education, population reduction )

Naoko
- 1727 days ago - irinnews.org
Government scheme offering financial incentives to parents in the rural areas to send their daughters to school or to prevent them from dropping out is paying off as girls' enrollment rates have increased by around 9 percent in the targeted schools.
NEPAL : Menstruating Girls Miss Out On School
Offbeat  (tags: culture, gender issue, education, girls, menstruating, miss out classes, lack of privacy, poor sanitation, UNICEF, water, humiliation )

Naoko
- 1763 days ago - irinnews.org
Girls who are menstruating are less likely to attend classes, undermining their prospects for completing their education, experts say.
Federal Judge Orders Oprah Winfrey to Court
Offbeat  (tags: education, child abuse, law suit, celebrity, mismanagement, girls, children )

Rooibos
- 1809 days ago - csmonitor.com
A federal judge this week refused to dismiss the suit filed by Winfrey's ex-headmistress, paving the way for a March 29 trial in Philadelphia.
 

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