Heard on Vatican Radio - Sudan and India
Last week, Vatican Radio's 105 Live program ran two features that I thought would interest a wider audience - one on violence against Sudan's Nuba people and one on a Lancet study on sex selection in India. Because Vatican Radio only keeps the most recent week on-air, the programs are not available, but the topics are covered elsewhere:
- War and Faith in Sudan by Gabriel Meyer, and James Nicholls (photographer) is based on repeated visits to Sudan from 1998 through 2004 to the Nuba people.
- India's 'girl deficit' deepest among educated - Study: Selective-sex abortion claims 500,000 girls a year - Story from Christian Science Monitor. Lancet site requires registration. The Vatican Radio piece took pains to note that mothers are often forced into abortions by relatives concerned about dowries or another mouth to feed.
If you're interested, you have about a week from today to hear this Vatican Radio item:
Witch-Craft Victims - "In DRC
Children as young as nine are accused of which-craft and thrown out of their homes and onto the streets. This is the incredible fate that befalls an increasing number of little ones in the Democratic Republic of Congo"
Sad but true. At least someone is documenting their story. I haven't run across that story in the traditional media.