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Confronting Argentina's people-traffickers. She has survived two murder attempts, her house was burnt down, she has received countless death threats, but nothing has stopped Susana Trimarco from looking for her missing daughter for the last 10 years.

Confronting Argentina's people-traffickers

On 3 April Maria de los Angeles Veron, known as "Marita", went missing. In February, 13 people accused of kidnapping Ms Veron and selling her to traffickers who forced her into prostitution went on trial in a court in Tucuman province, in the north west of Argentina. This case has become over the years a symbol of the fight against human trafficking in Argentina and most of South America. Especially because of what Mrs Trimarco has done over the last decade. In the search for her daughter she infiltrated herself into human trafficking gangs pretending to be interested in "buying" women. Inspiration Grammar Worksheets. A huge bunch of resources for teaching the present perfect tense. Almost universally, elementary learners of English are systematically introduced to the simple present and simple past forms.

A huge bunch of resources for teaching the present perfect tense

Then, somewhere around the end of what we consider to be elementary level and the beginning of pre-intermediate study, learners are introduced to the phenomenon known as the present perfect tense. In many cases, this is more than just a stumbling block on the road to learning English. This is primarily due to the fact that for many learners there is no tangible equivalent to the have/has + V3 in their first language. Even those languages that utilise a perfect tense may do so in a way radically different to English. Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds.

Indian-American student wins 2014 International Children's Peace Prize. Malala: The girl who was shot for going to school. One year ago schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen - her "crime", to have spoken up for the right of girls to be educated.

Malala: The girl who was shot for going to school

The world reacted in horror, but after weeks in intensive care Malala survived. Her full story can now be told. She is the teenager who marked her 16th birthday with a live address from UN headquarters, is known around the world by her first name alone, and has been lauded by a former British prime minister as "an icon of courage and hope". She is also a Birmingham schoolgirl trying to settle into a new class, worrying about homework and reading lists, missing friends from her old school, and squabbling with her two younger brothers. She is Malala Yousafzai, whose life was forever changed at age 15 by a Taliban bullet on 9 October 2012. Indian boy wins world peace prize. A 14-year-old Indian boy has been awarded the International Children's Peace Prize for leading a campaign against child labour and child slavery.

Indian boy wins world peace prize

Om Prakash was forced to work as a farm labourer for three years. After he was rescued, Om set up a network that aims to give all children a birth certificate as a way of helping to protect them from exploitation. Om was awarded the $100,000 (£53,000) prize organised by a Netherlands-based group at a ceremony in The Hague. Om suffered the fate of millions of children. At the age of five, he was taken away from his parents and for three years he worked in the fields. He was given two meals a day, was regularly beaten and never paid. After he was rescued, Om campaigned for free education in his native Rajastan. These are places where children's rights are respected and child labourers are not allowed. Om also worked to ensure children are given birth certificates.

Winners > 2014. Meet Neha Gupta Neha Gupta, citizen of the United States of America, born in New Zealand to Indian parents, is a truly global child.

Winners > 2014

Since the age of nine she has made it her mission to help the children of the world, and with extraordinary dedication and leadership, she has led her peers across the world to do just that. Through Empower Orphans, assisted by teenage volunteers like herself, she has raised over $1.3 million and touched the lives of over 25,000 children worldwide. How it all started in India It all started in 2005, on Neha’s annual visit to her grandparents in India.

Tasking the present perfect. This is going to be a long one!

Tasking the present perfect

This is the question I was sent: At college we have read what you wrote about task-based approach. Present perfect aspect – tips and activities. By Kerry G.Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield Tips and ideas from Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield on teaching the present perfect aspect.

Present perfect aspect – tips and activities

Introduction When teaching the present perfect, or explaining the present perfect, it is often easiest to focus on the use of the present perfect than the meaning. This is especially true for the first time students encounter it (usually associated with the use of talking about experiences). However, sooner or later you will be looking at different uses of the present perfect, and more often than not its relation with the past tense. Ideas and activities to teach the present perfect. Where Have You Been? 5 Perfect Tips for Practicing Present Perfect. How to Teach Present Perfect: Activities and Examples. Childrenspeaceprize > Home.

Childrenspeaceprize > Prize > About. The International Children's Peace Prize is presented annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in improving children’s rights, which helps children worldwide.

Childrenspeaceprize > Prize > About

Malala Yousafzai. Malala Yousafzai S.St (Malālah Yūsafzay: Urdu, Pashto: ملاله یوسفزۍ‎ [məˈlaːlə jusəf ˈzəj];[1] born 12 July 1997)[2][3] is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.[4] She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school.

Malala Yousafzai

Yousafzai's advocacy has since grown into an international movement. Her family runs a chain of schools in the region. In early 2009, when she was 11–12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban occupation, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls in the Swat Valley. The following summer, journalist Adam B. The Convention on the Rights of the Child - People and Partners - Om Prakash Gurjar. Om Prakash Gurjar My identity, my rights: from child-labourer to child rights activistIn the village in India where I was born and raised, the notion of child rights does not exist.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child - People and Partners - Om Prakash Gurjar

Our parents rear us through their hard work with duty and determination. If a family is able to save money, their children may be able to attend school. More often, however, the children have no option but to join their parents in farming and caring for cattle. When boys are born, grandmothers stand at the threshold of the home and joyously beat a thali, metal plate, to announce the birth of a male child. Saved from servitudeI am the son of a father who once borrowed money from his landlord, who in return obliged him and my family to serve as bonded labourers.

After getting to know our situation, the activists diligently worked to free us from bonded labour and child servitude. Malala Yousafzai. Malala Yousafzai (Pashto: ملاله یوسفزۍ‎ [mə ˈlaː lə . ju səf ˈzəj];[2] Urdu: ملالہ یوسف زئی‎ Malālah Yūsafzay, born 12 July 1997)[3] is a Pakistani school pupil and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

She is known for her activism for rights to education and for women, especially in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the age of 11–12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls. The following summer, a New York Times documentary by journalist Adam B. Thandiwe Chama - TheXtraordinary. Through Thandiwe’s persistent activism, many schools are now being set up in Zambia for the children. Thandiwe believes that the children should have the right to be heard, as well as the right to be educated.

Education is for everyone, not just the rich and the elite. Thandiwe has been fighting for improving educational opportunities since she was eight, and continues to do so today. She says in an interview made with her: “It is important to make your voice heard.