5 life lessons from Lal Bahadur Shastri

The life of India’s second Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, holds several lessons in honesty, integrity and simplicity for children and adults alike. Here are some facts and anecdotes from his life that exemplify the principles he lived by. Protested against the caste system Since he didn’t believe in the caste system, he gave up his surname as a young […]

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Study finds physical, emotional abuse can dampen young adults’ earnings

Experiencing physical or emotional abuse in childhood can measurably reduce the wages of young adults, according to a study conducted in South Africa by an international research team, including Dr. Xiangming Fang of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. On average, the researchers found that child maltreatment was associated with a 12 percent loss of wages for […]

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Child protection investigations can silence children and offer impunity to abusers

The child protection investigation system in the UK is not fit for purpose. Despite high profile child abuse cases in Rochdale, Rotherham and Telford, lessons are not being learned and the failings of those investigations are being repeated. The Interim Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse found that two thirds of adults do not feel comfortable discussing […]

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