Family http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24639/all en FEATURE-Pakistani women turn to once-taboo divorce to escape abuse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/feature-pakistani-women-turn-once-taboo-divorce-escape-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Financial empowerment sees more women seeking divorce</p> <p>* Religious right views divorcing women as a threat</p> <p>* Major obstacles to divorce: money, fear and stigma</p> <p>By Aisha Chowdhry</p> <p>ISLAMABAD, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Pakistani women are slowly turning to divorce to escape abusive and loveless marriages, once taboo and still a dangerous option in this strict Muslim nation even as more women become empowered by rising employment and awareness of their rights.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/feature-pakistani-women-turn-once-taboo-divorce-escape-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Divorce Family Family law Human Interest Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731975 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-In China, signs that one-child policy may be coming to an end http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/china-signs-one-child-policy-may-be-coming-end Advocates of reforming China's one-child policy suggest that relaxing the law will not lead to a surge of births in the world's most populous nation.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/china-signs-one-child-policy-may-be-coming-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Family Population Technology China Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:15:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737459 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-In China, signs that one-child policy may be coming to an end http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-china-signs-one-child-policy-may-be-coming-end <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* One-child policy began three decades ago to limit spiralling population</p> <p>* China's working-age population fell for first time in 2012</p> <p>* Elderly population will hit 320 mln in 2030, up from 200 mln (Edits)</p> <p>By Sui-Lee Wee and Hui Li</p> <p>JIUQUAN, China, Jan 22 (Reuters) - China could be considering relaxing its harsh one-child policy because of women like Hu Yanqin, who lives in a village at the edge of the Gobi desert.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-china-signs-one-child-policy-may-be-coming-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Demography Family Population Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:15:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737567 at http://www.globalpost.com Racy Victorian divorces online at genealogy website http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/racy-victorian-divorces-online-at-genealogy-website <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The original Mrs Robinson's diary and scandalous suggestions about a former heir to the British throne are all part of the latest ancestral revelations to go online.</p> <p>British genealogical website Ancestry.co.uk said on Tuesday it has put the transcripts of thousands of Victorian divorce proceedings online, which reveal the racy details of an era that most modern Britons consider to have been dominated by imperial duty, a stiff upper lip and formal familial relations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/racy-victorian-divorces-online-at-genealogy-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Family Family law Human Interest Private law Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737965 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Limited impact on child abuse from visits, intervention: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/limited-success-child-abuse-visits-intervention-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Changes word in headline)</p> <p>Jan 23 (Reuters) - Home visits and doctor's office interventions to prevent child abuse appear to have only limited success, with evidence mixed on whether they help at all, according to a U.S. analysis based on ten international studies.</p> <p>As a result, the government-backed U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said this week that current evidence is "insufficient" to recommend such programs for dealing with the hundreds of thousands of children reported to be abused each year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/limited-success-child-abuse-visits-intervention-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child abuse Childhood Family Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:00:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738118 at http://www.globalpost.com International adoptions by U.S. parents fall again in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/international-adoptions-us-parents-fall-again-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* China biggest source of foreign adoptions, followed by Ethiopia, Russia</p> <p>* Falling numbers stem from Hague convention aimed at curbing corruption</p> <p>* Biggest source of U.S. adoptions is domestic foster care system</p> <p>By Alex Dobuzinskis</p> <p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - The number of children adopted internationally by American parents fell 7 percent last year, continuing a multi-year decline brought on in part by tightened adoption rules, a U.S. State Department report showed on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/international-adoptions-us-parents-fall-again-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adoption Business Family Hospitality International adoption Law Politics Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739189 at http://www.globalpost.com Fewer S.Africans getting married: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/fewer-safricans-getting-married-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fewer South Africans are getting married, with the number of registered unions dropping by nearly ten percent between 2003 and 2010, a study showed on Wednesday.</p> <p>"The number of civil and customary marriages registered every year declined by eight percent," the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) a survey found despite a 12 percent population growth over the same seven years.</p> <p>Customary marriages took the largest plunge, dropping 42 percent compared to civil marriages that declined by four percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/fewer-safricans-getting-married-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavior Business Family Kinship and descent AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:47:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747405 at http://www.globalpost.com Alzheimer's cases to triple by 2050: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alzheimers-cases-triple-2050-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Alzheimer's disease cases in the US will nearly triple in the next 40 years, according to new projections Wednesday that suggest there will be nearly 14 million sufferers by 2050.</p> <p>In 2010, there were just 4.7 million people with Alzheimer's disease in the United States.</p> <p>The researchers who made the projections attribute the predicted increase to the high numbers of "baby boomers" -- the especially large generation born after World War II -- who are now reaching old age.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/alzheimers-cases-triple-2050-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aging-associated diseases Entertainment Family Health Social Issues AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:45:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748246 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch debate rights of three or more gay parents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/dutch-debate-rights-three-or-more-gay-parents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"I think my friends are a little jealous, because I've got two mummies and two daddies and they've only got two parents," says Simon, 6, squirming with his brother Joaquin, 3, on the knees of their four gay parents.</p> <p>While Britain and France in the last week plodded ahead with gay marriage draft legislation, the first country in the world to legalise same-sex unions, the Netherlands in 2001, is already one step ahead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/dutch-debate-rights-three-or-more-gay-parents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Family Human development Parenting Social Issues AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:46:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748431 at http://www.globalpost.com California targets Chinese 'maternity tourism' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/california-targets-chinese-maternity-tourism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six pregnant Asian-looking women cross the road. Two others cross in the opposite direction. In a nearby store, about 10 compare baby clothing. </p> <p>Something is happening in the suburbs of Los Angeles.</p> <p>Nearby, a string of so-called "maternity hotels," where Asian women -- often Chinese and Taiwanese -- come to give birth to babies who will automatically acquire a US passport -- has recently drawn the attention of authorities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/california-targets-chinese-maternity-tourism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Garcia Childbirth Family Reproduction Technology AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 06:30:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750804 at http://www.globalpost.com Adopted Russian boy murdered by US mother: Moscow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/adopted-russian-boy-murdered-us-mother-moscow-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A woman in the US state of Texas has killed her adopted Russian son, the Kremlin's envoy for children said Monday, outlining the latest alleged abuse of an adopted Russian child by American parents.</p> <p>"A three-year-old Russian child has been murdered by his adoptive mother in the state of Texas," ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said on his office's Twitter feed @RFdeti.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/adopted-russian-boy-murdered-us-mother-moscow-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child abuse Childhood Family Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:30:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759119 at http://www.globalpost.com Adopted Russian boy murdered by US mother: Moscow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/adopted-russian-boy-murdered-us-mother-moscow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A woman in the US state of Texas has killed her adopted Russian son, the Kremlin's envoy for children said Monday, outlining the latest alleged abuse of an adopted Russian child by American parents.</p> <p>"A three-year-old Russian child has been murdered by his adoptive mother in the state of Texas," ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said on his office's Twitter feed @RFdeti.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/adopted-russian-boy-murdered-us-mother-moscow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child abuse Childhood Family Politics Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:16:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760522 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan eyes change over snatched kids http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/japan-eyes-change-over-snatched-kids <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be under pressure when he meets US President Barack Obama this week to pledge progress on a long-stalled treaty to prevent the snatching of children by a Japanese parent in international divorce cases.</p> <p>Abe is expected to promise that Japan will follow through on a decades-old pledge to ratify the Hague Convention on child abduction, giving some legal muscle to hundreds of foreign fathers -- including Americans, French and Canadians -- kept apart from their half-Japanese children.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/japan-eyes-change-over-snatched-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child custody Family Family law AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:00:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760686 at http://www.globalpost.com Wombs for rent: Indian surrogate mothers tell their tales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/wombs-rent-indian-surrogate-mothers-tell-their-tales <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As baby Lili celebrates her first birthday in Australia, far away in India her surrogate mother recalls the day the child was born -- and on whom she never laid eyes.</p> <p>"I averted my gaze," says Seita Thapa, recounting her experience of giving birth at the Surrogacy Centre India clinic in New Delhi last February on behalf of a gay male couple who used an egg donated from another woman.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/wombs-rent-indian-surrogate-mothers-tell-their-tales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Family Human reproduction Pregnancy AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:15:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766616 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia parents face India surrogacy barriers: expert http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/australia-parents-face-india-surrogacy-barriers-expert <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Babies born to Indian surrogate mothers for gay and single Australians may be left stateless and unable to leave the country after New Delhi changed the rules on surrogacy, an expert has said.</p> <p>The Indian rule changes circulated to foreign missions late last year, which only came to light in January, bar foreign gay couples and singles from using surrogate mothers to become parents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/australia-parents-face-india-surrogacy-barriers-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Family Obstetrics Pregnancy AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 04:46:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773506 at http://www.globalpost.com