It’s 7:00 AM, do you know where your children are? The 7th of April is the UN World Day for Safety and Peace. Here at Top News Desk, we love to keep you safe by telling you about 7 bizarre news stories from around the world.
1) Family Violence
Family Violence is not always physical violence but can also be psychological or emotional abuse against women and children throughout their lifetime. In some cases, this involves denying girls an education or forcing them into labor at home when they should be studying. They may be married off while still preteen (under 15) years of age, thereby preventing them from making mature decisions about whether to marry for love rather than security without parental consent; being forced by parents or relatives to have sex before marriage as part of tradition; or bearing the children of perpetrators.
2) Dowry death
Every year, there are more than 7 million girls who become child brides in developing countries around the world. The risk of violence increases dramatically for victims when they marry at a young age and may be subject to abuse by their husband or his family members-a phenomenon known as “dowry death.” In India alone, an estimated 7,000 dowry deaths occur every year.
3) Gender imbalances
China remains a country with serious gender imbalances because of its one-child policy and cultural preferences for boys over girls is still strong. In 2010, there were 120 men to every 100 women according to current population projections if nothing changes.
A man in China was so upset that his wife had given birth to a daughter, he killed her. The father-in-law then intervened and helped the mother escape with their newborn.
The Chinese still have some cultural preferences where boys are preferred over girls, such as in the case of 7-year old Feng.
The father was arrested by police after the mother escaped and they rescued their newborn daughter from him before he could kill her too. The man claimed that his wife’s family had said she’d have “a better life” if more children meant fewer resources available at home and so sex selective abortions are now forbidden under Chinese law which contributed to this situation where families would prefer a boy instead of girl.
4) 7 Year-Olds Shot in School
Two 7 year old girls were shot at a school located on the outskirts of Mexico City. The two 7 year old girls are not related, but they both have died from their wounds as of late Thursday night. The shooter had been fighting with his girl friend and decided to take it out on innocent children instead by shooting them in front of all her classmates.
5) Act of taking one’s own life
Suicide is a worldwide problem. It affects 7 out of every 100,000 people each year and it doesn’t matter their age or gender. For example, in India alone suicide rates have increased by 7% since 1990- from 7 to 18 per 100 000 inhabitants for women as opposed to 7 to 16 among men.
Women from East Asian countries are lured by ISIS to become jihadi brides. They offer women the opportunity to escape an unhappy marriage or a life in poverty, earn money and have access to resources otherwise not available like cars, mobile phones and education for their children. There are 7% of female applicants who come back home after they make it through the screening process. That’s about 7 out of every 100 prospective bride candidates.
ISIS has 7 wives per fighter to be with martyrs as virgins and when fighters die, there will always be another man ready to take his place without any wait time.
There are many more stories that we could share with you but this will do for now! To ensure your safety on World Day for Safety and Peace please take some time off work today (April 7) before 7:00 AM UTC and enjoy the day without any risks whatsoever! For more news stories, click and visit https://topnewsdesk.com/.