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Child Rights

U.S. May Soon Stand Alone for Failing to Ratify U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child

Bruce Lesley | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Twenty-five years after ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Somalia and the South Sudan are taking steps to join 193 other countries around the world that have ratified the treaty.

The Worst Place in the World for a Child

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Charles Radcliffe

Prison really is the worst place in the world to put a child. Which is why, as a response to juvenile criminality, it should only ever be considered a response of absolute last resort.

In Zimbabwe, Corporal Punishment Is the Preferred Tool for Shaping Children's Behavior

Miriam Mufaro | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Miriam Mufaro

As a mischievous child, being beaten up by parents and relatives for various misdemeanors became normal. I simply thought nothing of it; I did not think there was anything wrong with it.

Century of the Girl Child

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

In 1900 social theorist Ellen Key published her prescient manifesto on the future of childhood; Key recognized the importance of centering the child, not just privately but also publicly; within education, care provisions and society more broadly.

Stop the War on Children

Leigh Blake | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Leigh Blake

Being born is a crapshoot. An innocent gentle soul arrives into the world pure and hopeful and looking for love. Depending on where it is born or whom it is born to predicates it's emotional journey.

Immigration: Making Decisions In the Best Interest of the Child

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Bruce Lesley

It is not just immigration law that fails children, as the confluence of immigration, criminal justice, and child welfare systems - referred to as the "treacherous triangle" - often interact (or fail to interact) to represent the concerns and best interests of children.

Married Young: The Scourge of Child Brides in South Asia

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Child marriage is both the symptom of a patriarchal society unwilling to let women progress and the cause of other gender-based issues such as economic marginalization and poor health care.

A Concrete Way to Remember and Honor Nelson Mandela

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

His commitment as a leader to South Africa's children was the extension of a principle that has governed leaders of traditional communities for generations: If the children are well, then all of us are well.

Internet Governance Forum Tackles Child Protection vs. Child Rights

Larry Magid | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

My personal approach to child safety is to start by assuming that "the kids are all right" and -- as a default -- treat children and teens respectfully by providing them with the tools and information they need to protect themselves and respect others.

World Day Against Cyber-Censorship Should Apply to Kids as Well

Larry Magid | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

We live in a world where young people -- especially those under 18 -- are regularly denied access to unfettered access to speak or seek information on the Internet.

Domestic Workers: Long Hours, Backbreaking Jobs and Few Rights

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Reporters Uncensored

Two years ago, commemorating International Domestic Workers Day on June 16, governments, labor unions and employers' associations voted overwhelmingly to create global labor standards to help promote the rights of the 50 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide.

Renewing Our Vision for America's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

What is needed is a new and fresh vision for change from our nation's leaders -- at all levels. And child advocates across this country must redouble their efforts to demand change and progress at the local, state, and national levels.

Defending Children's Rights Means Defending Their Mothers, Too

Mallika Dutt | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Mallika Dutt

If we are serious about the defending the rights of India's youngest citizens, we must start by empowering women. We have to bring domestic violence to a halt.

Opportunities to Support Marginalised Groups in Thailand Must Be Seized

Matt Crook | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Matt Crook

As we near the 2015 target for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, there is a great need to ensure the rights of women and girls are at the forefront of the minds of everyone, from government to civil society.

WATCH: Child Photographers Document Lives Of Children In Niger

Posted 08.21.2011 | Home

In Niger, a group of children assumed roles as advocacy journalists last week, taking to the streets armed with digital cameras and the objective of t...