(3BL Media/Justmeans) - India has the largest child population in the world, with more than a third of its population below the age of 18. Sadly, it also has some shocking statistics to deal with: India has the world’s largest number of sexually abused children, with a child below 16 raped every 155th minute, a child below 10 every 13th hour, and at least one in every 10 children having been sexually abused at any point in time.
FROM THE EDITOR
U.S. Women Leave Workplace for Lack of National Paid Leave
The percentage of women in the U.S. at work or who want to work is declining, according to the White House Council of Economic Advisers. As part of the problem, the Council’s report notes the U.S. is the only developed country that does not offer paid maternity leave as federal policy. The result? Europe now leads the U.S. in female labor force participation. As in so many areas, lack of a federal family friendly policy has led some states to act. California, the first state to offer paid parental leave in 2004, has seen new mothers more likely to return to work. Business could pick up more of the slack; just 59 percent of workers say their employers offer paid leave, according to the Council of Economic Advisers. For American business to stay competitive, this situation has to change. Read more here.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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