A new law intended to strengthen oversight of Oranga Tamariki and other agencies tasked to protect children has the potential to do the opposite.
In 1970, a 16-year-old Laotian boy drew a picture of his school being bombed. ‘Many people’ died, he wrote, ‘But I didn’t know who because I wasn’t courageous enough to look.’
Legacies of War
Their drawings and paintings often express a mix of horror, fear, hope and beauty.
Global governance of artificial intelligence is necessary to regulate AI industries.
The new EU regulation is about to change the way we do artificial intelligence. The United Nations needs to follow suit.
Canada’s failure to fulfil its commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals will leave our children worse off.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The COVID-19 pandemic risks making Canada’s already woeful record on child welfare worse. To safeguard a future for our children, governments must prioritize their care.
With UNICEF ranking New Zealand 35th out of 41 rich countries for children’s well-being, the gap between rhetoric and reality is wider than ever.
In our increasingly datafied world, there is a clear need to develop and disseminate responsible approaches for handling data for and about children.
The biggest lesson has been that controlling a disease outbreak like Ebola is impossible without community trust and engagement.
Mokgweetsi Masisi being sworn in as the elected President of Botswana by Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane. With him is his wife Neo.
The Khamas have dominated Botswana’s politics since the 1870s, but they are now a discredited, spent force.
Residents and small business in a poor community in Cape Town.
Research shows that abuse, violence and poor relationships in families may have dire consequences for society, and specifically children.
A Rohingya refugee girl sells vegetables in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Access to education is extremely limited in the camps, and most children — particularly girls — receive little to no formal education, Aug. 28, 2018.
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
An estimated 500,000 Rohingya children, refugees from Myanmar, are growing up in Bangladesh in overcrowded camps with no access to formal education.
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the human rights of child migrants rarely follow them when they cross borders.
Filipinos hold a funeral march for Kian Loyd delos Santos, who was killed during a police anti-drug operation on August 16 2017.
The UN’s new rights focus has the potential to overhaul the punitive nature of the war on drugs.
Child marriages remain a problem in Mauritius.
Laws in Mauritius allow minors to marry while some cultures on the island are tolerant of child marriage.
Schools, according to policy, must have at least one latrine or toilet for boys and girls that cater for pupils with disabilities.
Children with disabilities face several challenges and need to be heard to make school infrastructure friendlier for them.
The opportunity of getting an education is key to reintegration.
For the thousands of children who have left armed groups, education is crucial to their reintegration.
A pupil reads the Quran during lessons at a religious school in Dakar.
The assumption that children’s schooling decisions are mainly decided by their parents, and their fathers in particular, is not entirely accurate.
Madonna with her adopted son, David Banda, at an orphanage, 40 km from the capital Lilongwe April 19, 2007.
Voluntourists’ ability to change systems, alleviate poverty or provide support for vulnerable children is limited. They don’t have the skills and can perpetuate patronising and unhelpful ideas.
A Unicef team creating a collaborative paper plane.
How do you teach empathy? Can it be in a way that foregrounds ancient, indigenous knowledge and practices? Design thinking might hold the answers.
In Kenya the obsession with high exam grades means extra pressure on children.
A new education system in set to replace the 32-year-old 8-4-4 system which has come to symbolise much of what’s wrong with education in Kenya today.
A camp for people affected by malnutrition in Eritrea.
A photo smuggled out of Eritrea by the Freedom Friday network.
Eritreans are at risk of severe malnutrition – but aid agencies struggle to access those in need.