Child abuse is above the global average in Nigeria.
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Adults don’t always listen to or understand children when they are abused.
A child in the Mathare informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Cities have the authority and duty to consider children’s rights as part of climate change responses.
One study found 80% of darknet traffic on Tor went to sites hosting unmoderated porn and child sex abuse material.
In our increasingly datafied world, there is a clear need to develop and disseminate responsible approaches for handling data for and about children.
Child health care remains uneven in South Africa and varies between provinces and districts.
Children’s right to health is paramount: here’s what needs to be done to build a child-centred health care system.
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.
Jelena Dokic’s story draws attention to the disturbing problem of abuse and exploitation in elite child and adolescent sport.
Former tennis star Jelena Dokic’s story of disturbing abuse suffered at the hands of her father raises alarm bells about children in elite sports.
As kids head back to school this week across Canada, many will be victims or perpetrators of bullying.
A new mentorship program uses fiction to teach children’s rights, and to help kids understand and prevent bullying.
Policies and services designed to protect Aboriginal children’s cultural connections are not being properly implemented.
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New reports show a widespread lack of care for the cultural needs of many of the 19,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out-of-home care.
The world is recognising that the issue of same-sex marriage is a matter of what state law, not religious doctrine, says, to the extent that Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel (right) and Gauthier Destenay recently married.
Same-sex marriage is about state recognition of the union between two people and is a political issue. Religious belief can apply in a church and in individual decisions, but not to a secular state.
‘Millions of children in overseas orphanages … would dearly love to have parents’, claims Tony Abbott, and his government is making intercountry adoption easier.
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Most of the world’s ‘orphans’ are not orphans at all and many are caught up in a global trade in meeting demand for adoption. Making intercountry adoption easier adds to the risks for these children.
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Knowledge is power.
Breastfeeding has again been frothing up debate after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced a clause to its Child Rights law that makes it mandatory to breastfeed children for the first two years of…
Children in Australia will not be among those allowed to bring complaints of rights abuses by governments to the UN.
For the first time, children will soon be able to bring complaints of human rights violations to the United Nations. Although the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child has been in operation since…
How do you explain finality to a child?
First case of voluntary euthanasia for a child has taken place. But there are fundamental issues with this procedure.