Nigerians lack access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene facilities despite investment in these areas. Procurement law contributes to this inadvertently.
A new law intended to strengthen oversight of Oranga Tamariki and other agencies tasked to protect children has the potential to do the opposite.
Their drawings and paintings often express a mix of horror, fear, hope and beauty.
The new EU regulation is about to change the way we do artificial intelligence. The United Nations needs to follow suit.
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.
The Khamas have dominated Botswana’s politics since the 1870s, but they are now a discredited, spent force.
Research shows that abuse, violence and poor relationships in families may have dire consequences for society, and specifically children.
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.
The UN’s new rights focus has the potential to overhaul the punitive nature of the war on drugs.
Laws in Mauritius allow minors to marry while some cultures on the island are tolerant of child marriage.
Children with disabilities face several challenges and need to be heard to make school infrastructure friendlier for them.
For the thousands of children who have left armed groups, education is crucial to their reintegration.
The assumption that children’s schooling decisions are mainly decided by their parents, and their fathers in particular, is not entirely accurate.
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.
How do you teach empathy? Can it be in a way that foregrounds ancient, indigenous knowledge and practices? Design thinking might hold the answers.
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.