In the beauty of the Pacific Islands, it’s hard to imagine that the sparse populating making up its fourteen island states have one of the highest rates of child abuse in the world. Around four million children are victims of mistreatment in the home. In Fiji, 71% of children have been subjected to physical violence and/or psychological abuse, while in the Solomon Islands, this number reaches 72%, and is even higher in Vanuatu (78%) and Kiribati (81%).
Organisations and people in the United States who advocate for lifting the blockade on Cuba will hold an important event next March, aimed at joining forces to battle against this almost six decade-long policy. Martha Andrés Román The International Conference to Normalise Relations with Cuba and the United […]
Cuban emigrants to the United States are amongst the disparate groups rejecting the measures of Donald Trump’s government to limit travel to the Caribbean island. Diony Sanabia All complain of the obstacles imposed against their rights to go to their home country, to be with family members and […]
It deliberately affects defenseless civilians, such as children, the elderly and the sick. The US blockade against Cuba is the most severe and prolonged applied against any country, but it is estimated that one third of the world’s population suffers its effects: there are more than eight thousand sanctions in […]
A large majority of Cubans were born under the ongoing U.S. sanctions, a political genocide, violating the human rights of Cuban citizens. A policy that has been in place for nearly six decades and that is somehow justified by the world and allowed to continue. Orlando Oramas León […]