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Sayonara Baby [electronic resource]: Japan's Legal Barriers to Parental Rights

Returning home to find her two children and her Japanese-born husband gone, Regan Haight soon discovered that Japanese law and custom were heavily stacked against her. But Haight's isn't the only case in which the Japanese legal system is on the side of a kidnapper spouse. Australian Chayne Inaba has long battled for access to his daughter, to no avail. Craig Morrey first saw his daughter fleetingly in a courtroom when she was six months old. And Alex Kahney was forced to return to Britain, leaving behind two little girls abducted by their Japanese mother. Japan has long resisted signing an international agreement laying out the rules for these cases, and although Japanese leaders have signaled that their position could change, the so-called left-behind parents still struggle to keep [...]
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2012
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Female Circumcision [electronic resource]

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation, as "all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons." WHO estimates that 140 million women and girls around the world have experienced it, including 101 million in Africa. This episode explores the efforts to treat female circumcision as a human rights abuse. Pulitzer prize-winning author Alice Walker discusses her novel, Possessing the Secret Joy, about the response of an African woman to this cultural tradition. Also featured, "Diary from Hell" is a documentary about Manila's Smokey Mountain garbage dump, making the link between the environment and human rights; and a Sa [...]
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1993
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Leymah Gbowee - Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, and Greatness of Girls

Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell: of her own life's transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls? Leymah Gbowee is a peace activist in Liberia who led a women's movement that was pivotal to ending the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003.
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2012