As drag storytime events are cancelled around Australia, children and young people, who are centred in the debate, have been rendered silent and invisible.
Children face the effects of prejudice over who has and who lacks rationality, logic, and authority.
Extensive evidence shows the harms of spanking, and 65 other countries or states worldwide have already banned it. Why has Canada not done the same by repealing Section 43 of the Criminal Code?
New Zealand is making some progress in its treatment of children and young people. But there is still a way to go to meet its obligations under international law.
New legislation will overhaul family law, including the onus on ‘shared parental responsibility’ but more needs to be done to give children a voice.
Some of the now-adult children of influencers are pushing back.
Our assumptions about what it means to be young have left millions of people disenfranchised.
Canada ranks 30th out of 38 wealthy nations in supporting the mental health and well-being of children. The need to invest in and prioritize mental health for children and young people is urgent.
Children deserve agency in decisions that affect them, but adults are ultimately responsible for making decisions in children’s best interests.
A new law intended to strengthen oversight of Oranga Tamariki and other agencies tasked to protect children has the potential to do the opposite.
Under international law, children have the right to be heard in legal proceedings directly or indirectly affecting them. Canada must step up to ensure all human rights apply to kids as they do adults.
The deforestation of the Amazon in Brazil is at its peak, with 2022 breaking all records. Deforestation threatens human rights.
The fast-growing educational technology industry is poorly regulated and profits from user data. Australian law, education departments and schools can all do more to improve safeguards for children.
Feminists in the 1970s knew the liberation of women and children was inextricably linked.
Policies and programs to address war-induced displacement in Ukraine must explicitly take into account the rights of children, including the best interests of the child.
The prime minister and police have asked that children be removed from the protest at parliament – but the situation is legally and logistically complex.
Researchers estimate around half of the adults who end up in prison are parents.
With no clear biomedical basis for most early surgery on intersex children, interventions should be postponed until a child is competent to decide for themselves.
The long-awaited ruling by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is as groundbreaking as it is disappointing. Where to next for young climate activists?
What can and should be done in light of response to the Facebook Files? The issues are undoubtedly complex, but solutions need to centre on children’s rights and prioritize what young people need.