Children's Rights

Black Parents Sue Mississippi Over Inequitable Schools

The lawsuit claims that black students are being denied their "school rights and privileges."<p>Black children in Mississippi schools are being denied their right to equal education, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.<p>The Southern Poverty Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of four black mothers …


From the archives: Roger Moore's a movie star with a mission

This story by John Griffin of the Montreal Gazette was published Aug. 28, 1993. Roger Moore died in May 2017.<p><b>The name is Moore. Roger Moore.</b><p>The famed …

Canadian News

OPINION: Thailand Army Please Release the 14-Year-Old You Secretly Detained

Thai authorities should immediately end the incommunicadomilitary detention of a 14-year-old boy and three others for allegedly “insulting the monarchy." Abhisit Chailee, 14, has been detained since May 15, 2017, without any effective safeguards against abuse or mistreatment.<p>Thai soldiers and …


Hillary Clinton slams Trump budget plan, GOP health care efforts as 'unimaginable level of cruelty'

Hillary Clinton railed against President Trump's newly released budget proposal and GOP-led push to repeal and replace Obamacare on Tuesday night, …

Hillary Clinton

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the Life of Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore



Our interview with Roger Moore: A lover, not a killer

Sir Roger Moore has died at 89. In 2012, he spoke to Maclean’s about his long-lived portrayal of James Bond, champagne on set, and much more<p><i>Roger</i> …

Roger Moore

Naomi Campbell's A-List Runway Show

If you're a big fan of '90s supermodels, you'll want to listen up, because, over the weekend, some of the most famous supermodels of all time …


The number of migrant and refugee children traveling alone has gone up five times since 2010

Since the European Union signed an agreement with Turkey to limit the flow of refugees coming into Greece in March of 2016, the number of arrivals has decreased dramatically. In 2015, over a million people crossed into Europe. In 2016, that number was down to about 350,000, almost half of whom …


Punishing those who help refugees - 'a perverse logic' | Europe | DW | 18.05.2017

Aid workers or human traffickers? Legal uncertainty in Europe has hampered people's willingness to help refugees. What is legal, and what will be …


Dramatic rise in screen time putting children's health at risk, WHO warns

A dramatic increase in screen time is putting children's health at risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.<p>A rise in social media usage …

UK News

Pakistan cracks down on men trading daughters as young as 1 in custom known as vani

A local council of elders in Jacobabad, Pakistan, ordered Muhammad Hashim Khoso to give away his two daughters, 8-year-old Fehmida and 2-year-old Sughra, and to pay a $12,500 fine in February.<p>The council, known as a jirga, called for the transaction after the elders found Hashim’s brother guilty of …


Dutch Fertility Doctor Swapped Donors’ Sperm With His, Lawsuit Claims

THE HAGUE — Twelve people who were conceived with sperm from a Dutch fertility center have filed a lawsuit asserting that its longtime director is their biological father, and that over several decades, he swapped donors’ sperm with his own.<p>The 12 people, and 10 mothers who suspect that their …


Government migrant crackdown punishes children

Our charity works with migrant families facing destitution and the prospect of their children having to sleep on night buses or in police stations<p>When the government first introduced its plans to create a “hostile environment” for migrants, the rhetoric was about immigration control, rather than …


UK plummets from 11th to 156th in global children's rights rankings

The UK has been accused of employing “inadequate” provision for children’s rights protection after it fell dramatically in global rankings for child …

Rights & Freedoms

Priority for children's rights: The 'KidsRights Index' | World | DW.COM | 15.05.2017

The 'KidsRights Index' measures the implementation of children's rights around the world. This year's ranking documents a positive overall trend. …


Mother's Day 2017: Not all stories are happy

Mother's Day is an occasion to celebrate motherhood and the person who plays the biggest role in the upbringing of any human being. But amid all the celebrations, there are socio-economic stats that also bring out sad stories about motherhood and on Mother's Day 2017, let us throw some light on …


Eileen Botting appointed director of merit scholarship programs // News // Notre Dame News // University of Notre Dame

Eileen Hunt Botting, professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed director of merit scholarship programs at the …


Advocates push schools to comply with new law on foster kids

Growing up in the foster care system, Brian Morgantini attended a dozen different schools. He ultimately graduated, although his reading ability was …


Norway Government Party Weighs Banning Circumcision, Reaping Fury From Rabbis and Jewish Groups

A proposed bill in Norway banning ritual circumcision of children until the age of 16 is sensible and humane, despite the complaints of religious …

Rights & Freedoms

'Nobody there': Michigan child welfare workers say caseload records faked

LANSING — Abused children may have been ignored because state officials assigned cases to employees who weren't there to work them, sources say and …


Government ignores almost 1,600 requests to take in lone child refugees, figures reveal

The Home Office reportedly ignored almost 1,600 offers from councils to take in asylum seeking children.<p>Hertfordshire said it had offered to support …


Celebrity Moms Are Doing Something Amazing On Instagram Right Now

<i>Welcome to</i><i>Mothership</i> <i>: Parenting stories you actually want to read, whether you're thinking about or passing on kids, from egg-freezing to taking home baby and beyond. Because motherhood is a big</i> if <i>— not</i> when <i>— and it's time we talked about it that way.</i><p>If you've seen some of your favorite stars …

Civil Rights

Conversion Therapy Bans Will Trap Transgender Children

On April 25, Democratic lawmaker Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wyoming) reintroduced a bill to ban therapy in the United States that seeks to change “sexual …


Swizz Beatz Celebrates Foster Care Awareness Month With Moving PSA

Be moved by the stories of nine former foster kids.


TD seeks law restricting children's internet access

A new law that would fine parents for allowing their children own mobile phones with unrestricted access to the internet has been proposed by the …


Canadian Children’s Author Opens Seasonal Bookstore in Nova Scotia

On July 3, children's author Sheree Fitch will open Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe & Dreamery, a seasonal bookstore, in River John, Nova Scotia.


Norway looks at banning child circumcision on boys. Antisemitic?

posted at 4:31 pm on May 8, 2017 by Jazz Shaw<p>I’ll never cease to be amazed at some of the laws which wind up on the books in other countries, but …

Conservative POV

BBC Radio Scotland - Sunday Morning with..., 07/05/2017

Richard Holloway talks to political writer Douglas Murray who demands that we re-think our attitude towards Islam, contending that our traditional understanding of European culture and politics is under threat; the subject of his latest book, 'The Strange Death of Europe'.<p>Increasingly many are …

Civil Rights

Princess Diana Documentary By HBO In The Works, To Feature Sons Prince William And Prince Harry

Princess Diana, one of Britain’s most loved royals, is being honored with an HBO documentary almost 20 years after her tragic death in Paris. The …

Royal Family

Russian Vice Principal Threatens to Seize Students From Their Homes for Supporting Navalny

Ageeva told several students who attended last month’s nationwide anti-corruption protests that they would be “seized from their families,” and their …

European News