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- Uproar Over Condoms-in-Schools Proposal
- By Wesley Gibbings, IPS, 3 March 2000. The country's Chief Medical
Officer (CMO) has sparked a major debate with the suggestion that
condoms be made available to children at school.
- Child Abandonment Takes Centre-stage
- By Wesley Gibbings, IPS, 14 August 2000. Fear of social ostracism
is very strong among poor, young women who don't want to be
branded as yet another woman giving birth to yet another unwanted
child. Cause is a combination of poverty, illiteracy and the
breakdown of the extended family.
- New Laws to Protect the Children
- By Peter Richards, IPS, 27 September 1999. In 1997, a
government-appointed task force to investigate the operations
of children's homes across the country, reported allegations
of starvation, sexual abuse, molestation, and discrimination on
the grounds of religion. But abuses of children are reported to
be becoming more rampant these days.
- Wanted: A New Type of Poverty Alleviation
- By Peter Richards, IPS, 19 October 2000. Public assistance gets
smaller each year as poverty and homelessness spreads. There
has been a rise in the number of street children. And all this
is taking place in a country that is considered to be doing quite