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    In a 1997 report, 44,490 out of a total of 47,758 disappearance cases were still outstanding. Forced disappearances occur when people are silently snatched by governments and tortured, and have been occurring ever since Adolf Hitler’s totalitarian reign. The Forced Disappearance of Persons, or F.D.P., is the occurrence where governments and their supporters seize individuals who are seen as political threats to the government or the nation’s security and deny committing the act. Not only are the captured individuals tortured, but the families of the victims are traumatized as well. The victims’ relatives are unaware of their condition, health, or safety. Furthermore, the disappearance of a family member may result in a significant decrease of income, which may lead to financial troubles and poverty.…

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    them in positions of powerlessness. Their being mothers was a great weapon against the Junta, though, because the military would never have expected mothers to start a revolt that would be at all effective. The mothers were expected to continue to be powerless despite what they were being put through. The women initiated a strategy of demonstrations that would make political theorist David Meyer proud. Meyer has outlined strategies for creating credible movements which includes civil…

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    majority of the missing children of color cases are a result of running away, there must be considerable attention placed on what these children are running away from in order to effectively alleviate this problem. Outside of locating these girls, there should be a significant focus on what these girls are running away from and sometimes to. Many of these children are attempting to flee from neglect, abuse, or conditions that impair their ability to live a quality life. In order to address these…

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    ‘Easter Sunday was a poem written during 1985 in the heart of the events of The Guatemalan civil war which spanned for thirty- six (1954-1990) and saw the disappearance of up to 50, 000 individuals by military forces. Thus, Charles Martin’s poem establishes president Guatemala’s fear of those he condemned to death uprising against him. ‘London’ (1794) was published 200 years prior to ‘Easter Sunday’, communicating a similar idea of civil instability and political oppression. In this time frame…

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    The first was the spreading of a rumor that the body of Kyron had been found. This rumor spread like wildfire, and while being disproven within a day continued to spread and many were despised as the truth did not spread as quickly as the rumor. At the same time Kyron’s father Kaine moved out of the family 's home with Kyron’s 19-month old sister and served Terri a restraining order. While unproven a landscaper working for the family came forward to confess that Terri had offered to pay…

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    In September of 2014, 43 students, all male, from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico went missing. They were stopped by local police, and possibly handed over to a local crime syndicate whom presumably killed them. While not only local police have been found to be involved, but also federal authorities, and possibly Iguala’s mayor and wife, whom fled once the investigation began. This may have been in response to the students’ social activism – a statement to…

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    Good morning/evening everyone. Today I am here to talk about an issue that has been plaguing Australia for many years. Forced marriage. The Australian legal system aims to provide safety to the community, by providing an effective and impartial justice process for the community. Although that safety is there, a major crime is still slipping through the cracks. Forced marriage is a topic that no one would like to believe is happening. It is usually an underground practice that is hard to…

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    Consequences In the heart-rending story of a young girl 's struggles to survive, the novel Sold illustrates many important ideas, from the significance of loving relationships to the impact of poverty, and everything in between. Through the character of Lakshmi, an innocent girl stuck in poverty and a world of dishonesty, Patricia McCormick tells a story about the dehumanization of people, and the different struggles that are faced around the world. Lakshmi takes a journey through the life of…

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    Among these challenges becoming ever more prevalent in the face of wars and ecological disasters is that of forced migration: the flows of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people. At the end of 2015, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported 65.3 million forced migrants, of whom 21.3 million people are refugees (UNHCR 2016). While many of these refugee crises are immediate emergency situations resolved within a few months or years, a growing number of…

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    internationally evacuated refugees and 937,000 asylum seekers, as well as 28.8 million people forced to abandon their homes within their countries.” (http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/19/world-refugee-day/) As many as 55% of these refugees come from only five countries: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Syria and Sudan. Research reveals that “war, natural calamities, persecution and discrimination of every kind have deprived millions of their home, employment, family and homeland”. [4] The main host…

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