childcare

Conflict & Justice

Dancing boys of Afghanistan

An ancient tradition banned by the Taliban is now experiencing a comeback in Afghanistan. It's the practice of bacha bazi or boy for play'. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Ghaith Abdul Ahad, who wrote about �bacha bazi' for The Guardian newspaper.

Conflict & Justice

Haiti's restavek' children

�Restaveks'. It's an old cultural institution that nowadays often equates to child slavery. The UN estimates that 183,000 Haitian children are restaveks. Reporter Sabri Ben-Achour from WAMU visited a special school for these children.

Global Politics

Single Mothers in South Korea

Single Mothers day in South Korea is a day that's getting support from adoptees who've moved back to Korea. They'd like to see single motherhood become more acceptable there so that unwed mothers feel less pressure to put their babies up for adoption.