Court hears charges of intentional murder against a store owner who sold a banned skin whitening cream

Kampong Speu Provincial Court yesterday heard charges of intentional murder against a 19-year-old wedding store owner who sold a banned skin-whitening cream that ultimately killed one of her customers in September, court officials said. The closed-door hearing lasted only one day and the verdict in the case will be announced on March 16, provincial deputy

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Bleaching children’s skin is illegal

The Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC), Mrs. Juliana Azumah-Mensah, has condemned women and parents who bleach their skins and those of their children. She said the act is illegal and amounted to abuse of the human rights of such children, since it exposed their fragile skins to infections and skin disorders. Mrs. Azumah-Mensah

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Video: Trailer for Dark Girls (a documentary)

Watch this trailer for Dark Girls, a documentary about skin color. This is a must-watch for everyone, light-skinned or dark-skinned. Highlights: “I remember one in particular, they used to say — you stayed in the oven too long. That was really hurtful. “ “Being in school, there was such a separation among girls who were

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Video: Everywoman – Skin Bleaching

Watch this Al Jazeera news segment about the problem of illegal bleaching creams and their effects. It interviews ‘Marcia’, a user whose skin has been damaged. Some memorable quotes: Dermatologist: “Lighter skin is better skin or lighter skin will get you a better job…” UK customs officer in the UK: “Everytime we make a seizure,

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