Children

10.04.2021

How children are taking European states to court over the climate crisis – and changing the law

How children are taking European states to court over the climate crisis – and changing the law

Even before Greta Thunberg launched her school strike for climate at age 15, youth activists have been key players in public action on the climate crisis. Now they’re breaking new ground in court. On November 30, six Portuguese children and young people brought a historic court… »

31.03.2021

Why Rehabilitation is as Vital as Rescue for Child Trafficking Survivors

Why Rehabilitation is as Vital as Rescue for Child Trafficking Survivors

By Neena Bhandari Twelve-year-old Babloo’s (Name changed) parents, who worked as daily wage agricultural labourers in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, were finding it difficult to feed their family of six. They had recently lost their eldest son to sudden illness, when a… »

15.03.2021

Ten years of war: the world must talk about Syria again

Ten years of war: the world must talk about Syria again

The spotlight is elsewhere, but people are still dying in Syria and a whole generation of children does not know what it means to live in peace. On the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict, we listen to the testimonies of those who live the horrors every day. »

12.02.2021

COVID fuelling risk of recruitment and use of children in conflict, UN and EU warn on International Day

COVID fuelling risk of recruitment and use of children in conflict, UN and EU warn on International Day

More children could be pushed into the joining armed forces and armed groups due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, senior United Nations and European Union (EU) officials said on International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, observed on Thursday. In a joint statement EU… »

29.01.2021

Face 2 Face with Nicolas J S Davies

Face 2 Face with Nicolas J S Davies

LIVE SHOW: Monday, February 1st at 3:30 PM EST On this show we are speaking with Nicolas J S Davies author of “Blood On Our Hands: The American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq”. In his last article published in Pressenza, Mr Davies asked the question “Will Biden End America’s Global War on Children?” And… »

17.01.2021

UNHCR welcomes Mexico’s reforms to protect rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers

UNHCR welcomes Mexico’s reforms to protect rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds the entry into force of important new measures in Mexico to protect the rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers, including the end of immigration detention for boys and girls. Under the reforms, no children, either accompanied or unaccompanied, are to be held in immigration… »

25.12.2020

The virus that shut down the world: The yawning gulf between rich and poor

The virus that shut down the world: The yawning gulf between rich and poor

Inequality between the rich and poor worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty increased, for the first time in decades. In part two of our series on how the virus has changed the world, we look at the ways the pandemic has pushed back efforts to create more equitable societies. »

22.12.2020

In a Pandemic Year, Some Good News for Children

In a Pandemic Year, Some Good News for Children

By Jo Becker This year has been devastating for children. The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the education of 1.5 billion students, pushed an estimated 150 million additional children into poverty, left many without caregivers, and increased child labor, child… »

20.12.2020

UN chief commends ‘swift action’ by Nigerian authorities as more than 300 boys are reunited with their families

UN chief commends ‘swift action’ by Nigerian authorities as more than 300 boys are reunited with their families

The UN chief on Friday welcomed the release of more than 300 schoolboys forcibly taken from their school in northwest Nigeria a week ago, although others reportedly remain missing. After the release of the boys kidnapped by armed men from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara,… »

05.12.2020

Children’s climate change case at the European Court of Human Rights: what’s at stake?

Children’s climate change case at the European Court of Human Rights: what’s at stake?

The European Court of Human Rights finally has the opportunity to take on climate change. And it is taking it seriously, thanks to a group of 8 to 21-year-olds. In September 2020, four children and two young adults from Portugal – all witness to the extreme heat and wildfires… »

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