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Julia Gillard

Violence against schoolgirls sets stage for global pact on education: ex-Australia PM

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A spate of shocking violence against schoolgirls in developing nations has set the stage for a global commitment later this year to ensure all girls have the chance of an education, according to former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Religious leaders urge Australia to ramp up fight against modern slavery

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of prominent religious leaders urged Australia on Thursday to introduce laws to ensure forced labor is not used to produce goods sold in the country, saying ending slavery needed to be a national priority.