Children

27.05.2020

School reopenings will not necessarily help protect vulnerable children

School reopenings will not necessarily help protect vulnerable children

One part of widespread measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has been the temporary closure of schools. In the UK, they have been closed since March, but the government has recently announced plans for the phased reopening of schools in England from June 1. This has prompted fierce criticism… »

24.05.2020

Forgotten Children

Forgotten Children

By Satyajeet Mazumdar Children residing in Child Care Institutions (CCIs, commonly known as orphanages) in India have often found themselves to be the forgotten lot, when it comes to support and development initiatives by the government. This has also been the case during the current lockdown. »

05.05.2020

5 ways to help keep children learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

5 ways to help keep children learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

UNICEF Global Chief of Education’s tips to help keep your child learning at home. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has upended family life around the world. School closures, working remotely, physical distancing — it’s a lot to navigate for parents to navigate. Robert Jenkins, UNICEF’s Global Chief of Education, offers… »

17.01.2019

Human Beings are Destroying Life on Earth but Deluding Ourselves that We are Not

Human Beings are Destroying Life on Earth but Deluding Ourselves that We are Not

It is easy to identify the ongoing and endless violence being inflicted on life on Earth. This ranges from the vast multiplicity of assaults inflicted on our children and the biosphere to the endless wars and other military violence as well as the grotesque exploitation of many… »

19.12.2018

Africa – Realising The Promise of the Demographic Dividend

Africa – Realising The Promise of the Demographic Dividend

Viewpoint by Graça Machel The author, who writes this piece following the recent publication of the Africa Report on Child Wellbeingand the African Child-Friendliness Index, is the widow of Nelson Mandela and former First Lady of both South Africa and Mozambique. She is Chair of the International Board of Trustees… »

16.08.2018

[UK] Alarm over involvement of children at Armed Forces Day events

[UK] Alarm over involvement of children at Armed Forces Day events

By  Press Release Point  Posted June 30th, 2018 for Ekklesia Local authorities around the UK have been challenged over the involvement of children in events to mark Armed Forces Day this weekend (Saturday 30 June). Human rights groups warned that the armed forces are increasingly… »

28.07.2018

Nearly 60% of young children are social justice activists – a future full of Elin Erssons

Nearly 60% of young children are social justice activists – a future full of Elin Erssons

Emma Taylor-Collins, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Since 21-year-old Swedish student Elin Ersson live streamed her protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker, the video has been viewed more than 11m times on Facebook. The young woman refused to sit down until the man… »

12.07.2018

Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave

Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave

While the world watched and waited with bated breath for the outcome of the substantial global effort – involving over 100 cave divers from various countries, 1,000 members of the Thai Army and 10,000 others in various roles – to rescue a team of 12 young… »

07.07.2018

Separating Children: Making America Hate Again

Separating Children: Making America Hate Again

Summer days are long and hot in the Rio Grande Valley, the verdant flood plain that stretches 100 miles along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, from McAllen to Brownsville. This is the epicenter of President Donald Trump’s self-created immigrant family separation crisis, with at least 2,047 children torn from their… »

21.06.2018

Trump Signs Executive Order to Jail Immigrant Families Together, Without Limit

Trump Signs Executive Order to Jail Immigrant Families Together, Without Limit

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday claiming to end the separation of children from their parents at the border, by jailing them together while their legal cases wind through the courts. The order does not say where the families will be detained, or whether children will continue to be… »

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