The lost childhood in India

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Families are considered incomplete without a child, who is loved and nurtured in a family. In India, this love for a child is different in families who do not have money to nurture their children. These families force their children to work so that they can bring in money to sustain themselves. These children are […]

Children on Street

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General Comment No.21 (2017) The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has developed a General Comment on children in street situations. This is a monumental development at the highest level that will influence policy and practice at international, national and local levels. Children in street situations suffer multiple violations of their rights; they […]

Environmental degradation is also an erosion of children’s rights

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Combatting the consequences of environmental degradation is a precondition for every child’s development in accordance with their inherent rights. These environmental instabilities affect not only present generations, but also endanger children who are to become part of our world in the future. Balance is crucial between social needs and nature’s capacities Continuing depletion and pollution […]

SOMALIA: Lives in danger

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Somalia is a country ravaged by civil wars, terrorism, and difficult living conditions. After suffering repeated deadly droughts just a few years ago which led to the deaths of nearly 133,000 children under the age of five, the country is now again faced with an unparalleled drought. Rainfall is very rare, wells are dry, and […]

Ivory Coast: The Education of Disabled Children

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In Ivory Coast, disabled children are especially vulnerable. Neglected by the state and relegated to the fringes of the community, their right to an education is completely disregarded.   Definition of Disabled The World Health Organization states: ‘The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) defines disability as an umbrella term for impairments, activity […]

Child Labour in Uganda

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Child Labour denies fundamental human rights such as the right to education, right to rest and leisure and free from the country’s unfair working conditions, such rights are imperative to the living standard of children are upheld by international conventions. The International Convention on Economic Social Cultural Rights (ICESCR) was ratified in 1987 and The […]

The exploited children who build smartphones in your pocket

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Introduction Today, nearly everyone has a smartphone. Worldwide, 54 mobile phones are sold every second, representing nearly 1 billion devices sold since the beginning of 2017 (Planetoscope, sans date.). This number is partly due to the fact that phones often become obsolete after 2 years or cease to function. The short life-span of these devices […]