(Reuters) By David Bailey - The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sued the state education department and Flint schools on Tuesday, saying they had violated federal education laws by exposing students to high levels of lead in their drinking water. The children must be screened for lead exp
SAO PAULO (Reuters)By Reuters Staff - At a children's hospital in Sao Paulo, two window washers dressed up as Batman and fellow superhero "The Flash" lit up the faces of young patients. A day ahead of Brazil's celebration of "Children's Day" on Wednesday, the washers waved to the ill
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation)By Sebastien Malo - Soap operas could be a powerful new tool in changing attitudes around female genital cutting, researchers said on Wednesday, following a study in Sudan where the ritual remains deeply entrenched. The social scientists said their findings sugge
JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) By Beh Lih Yi - Indonesia is embarking on a renewed campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM), according to its women's minister Yohana Yembise, despite opposition from religious leaders who have stymied past efforts to combat a practice that is common.