The Rohingya Refugee Crisis – Another generation growing up persecuted and stateless?

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The Rohingya: “the world’s most persecuted minority” The Rohingya, a Muslim minority from Rakhine State in Myanmar (also known as Burma), have faced persecution at the hands of Myanmar military since the country’s independence in the late 1940s. Effectively denied citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship law, they were rendered stateless, barred from citizenship and basic […]

India’s Missing Daughters – Desire to have a male child and Female Infanticide in India

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In many Asian countries, deeply rooted traditions and a cultural preference for male children, but also discriminatory family and property laws have led to harmful practices which ensure the birth of a male child. These practices include sex selective abortions but also the post-natal killing or neglect of girl babies. Today, because of the deliberate […]

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 […]