Children's Rights

North Korea blames sanctions for child rights abuses

North Korea blamed economic sanctions against the country for child rights abuses.

North Korea

Sentencing juveniles as adults will solve nothing

CHILDREN are not adults. We all understand that. Isn’t that why we don’t let young people vote, drink, or buy cigarettes?<p>State Parliament next week …

Justice

UNICEF: Child rights must be included in Germany's Basic Law

Advocacy groups in Germany want the next government to incorporate the rights of children and teens into the country's constitution. They say failure …

News

India’s Long-Standing Asylum Practices Contradict Modi Government’s Stand on Rohingya

The Rohingya refugees’ plea offers the Supreme Court an opportunity to bring clarity to the conflict between a statutory vacuum, ad hoc executive …

Refugees

Zambia: Teen Fights For Rights of Children

Lusaka — The way Margaret Musonda captures the imagination of her audience the moment she opens her mouth, coupled with her infectious demeanour and …

Africa

Africa: Confidence in UN's Global Goals Faltering Amid Slow Progress - Survey

New York — <i>Calls for greater urgency to push goals forward</i><p>Ambitious global goals aimed at ending poverty and inequality by 2030 are moving more slowly …

Climate

Yemeni Minister Accuses Houthi Militias of Pushing Child Recruits to Drug Abuse - ASHARQ AL

Jeddah – Human Rights Minister in the legitimate Yemeni government Dr. Mohammed Askar accused the Houthi insurgents of committing grave violations …

Middle East

Britain faces rebuke over refusal to back more than 100 UN human rights targets

Civil society groups warn that further deterioration in protection is likely as Brexit looms<p>Britain is heading for a confrontation this week at the UN Human Rights Council over its failure to support more than 100 recommendations on subjects ranging from the rights of children to the international …

Rights & Freedoms

Ex-CHR chief Rosales urges Alvarez to review the Constitution

MANILA - Former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Loreta "Etta" Rosales on Saturday said House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez should review the …

Philippines

Did she abandon her baby?

‘The body of a baby girl was found this afternoon wrapped in a plastic bag at the intersection of Pylstert and Gouws in Raslouw, Centurion. It is …

Medical Research

Vatican diplomat to Washington recalled because of child-porn investigation

U.S. officials found evidence implicating a Vatican diplomat in a child-pornography case, the Vatican said Friday, leading officials in Rome to recall the priest to the Holy See. The case drew attention again to Pope Francis’s efforts to strengthen anti-abuse systems in the church and to debate …

Christianity

Women's Hall of Fame to induct 10, mark NY vote centennial

The National Women's Hall of Fame will add 10 inductees during a weekend that will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of women securing the right …

Entertainment

There is no harm caused by same-sex parenting. Studies suggesting otherwise are skewed

As a paediatrician and from the research studied I know that kids from same-sex parented families are among the most wanted, loved and cared for children<p>Children have been frequently brought into the debate around legalisation of same-sex marriage. Some individuals have asserted that same-sex …

Opinion

World’s first 3-D book printed in zero gravity

The Innovative work pays tribute to Einstein.<p>More than 100 years after Albert Einstein created the General Theory of Relativity, the theoretical …

Albert Einstein

'26 children killed' in five Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition waging an air campaign against Houthi rebels in northern Yemen is killing children in what amounts to war crimes, according …

Middle East

Grieving mum slams babysitter killer

Towner, a family friend and babysitter, bashed Lauren with a rock to stifle her screams and then drowned her in the Nepean River in 1989.<p>The then …

Australian News

Australia same-sex marriage vote begins

A contentious postal survey on same-sex marriage kicked off in Australia Tuesday, with ballots delivered across the vast continent ahead of an …

Equality

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News (Ireland)

MP Louis Ng submits petition for inclusive public housing for single parents

SINGAPORE: A petition calling for more inclusive housing policies for single parents was submitted to Parliament on Monday (Sep 11).<p>It was presented …

Housing

Young migrants face abuse on way to Europe — UN

More than three-quarters of children and young adults trying to migrate to Europe via the Mediterranean are victims of abuse on the dangerous …

Refugees

Design Finds: A Camera That Prints Gifs & the Origin of the "This Is Fine" Meme

In this edition of Design Finds, we dug up some fascinating work and insights, including an interesting data visualization, a camera that prints …

Memes

Support for the legalisation of same-sex marriage is falling in Australia

Thousands of Australians dressed in rainbow colours rallied Sunday in support of same-sex marriage ahead of a postal ballot, as polls showed the …

Business (South Africa)

Giving voice to the young: survey shows people want under-18s involved in politics

Young people are largely excluded from consultation and contribution to government decision-making. Both Australia and New Zealand are signatories to …

Civil Rights

Beer can spotted near students at HS football game — and school officials’ reaction is dropping jaws

Let’s say you’re the parent of a high school student and your kid exits the house on a Friday night, meets up with friends, and they all sit in the stands at their school’s football game.<p>So far, nothing particularly out of the ordinary, right?<p>But then you get a phone call.<p>Seems your child was one …

Conservative View

Every Child's Right

Nick is a father-of-three. He's a firefighter and goes to "neeh-naah" work, as his children call it. Nick and his girls are one of the families that Unicef UK has worked with over the summer holidays, on a new film to help shine a spotlight on children's rights in the UK.<p>Unicef UK talked to …

Parenting

Italy to give 6 mln euros to NGOs in Libyan migrant camps - Xinhua

ROME, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Italy is allocating six million euros (7.2 million U.S. dollars) to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to improve human …

Refugees

A new way to reduce playground bullying

For some teachers, back-to-school excitement comes with jitters over how best to address new curriculum mandates. And for many parents, there are …

Education

The postal survey is both bizarre and typical in the history of Western marriage

The High Court’s decision to allow exceptional government spending on the marriage postal survey makes way for the latest bizarre, but typical, …

Equality

Hundreds of Russian children found in Mideast orphanages

Four-year-old Bilal Tagirov is looking at his mother but can’t recognize her. He spent the past two years in Syria and then Iraq with his father, who …

Russia

Research shows smacking makes children more aggressive and at risk of mental health problems

It might be seen by some as one of the ultimate parenting taboos – to admit that you smack your child. Yet research from the Children’s Society …

Parenting