The social integration of unaccompanied minors in Spain – main challenges and solutions

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Spain receives a great number of unaccompanied minors due to its geographical situation. However, many of these minors do not fully integrate into society before turning eighteen years old, which is extremely important because they are no longer under the guardianship of the state once they reach that age. Most of them reach the majority […]

The separation of migrant children from their families at the US-Mexico border

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Every child has a right to safety and protection, regardless of where they come from or where they are going. This right, however, is not always upheld, and this is particularly visible when looking at the current migrant crisis at the US-Mexico border. Unaccompanied migrant children are being separated from their families, which has devastating […]

Children in Border and Asylum Procedures: Push Backs of Migrant Children at the Border

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A lack of provisions regarding the issues of invisibility of children in asylum-procedures and the adult-focus of the migratory framework often results in the lack of protection of this, especially vulnerable group. At the Moroccan-Spanish border in Melilla and Ceuta this is particularly visible in the implemented push-back procedure of migrant children and other asylum […]

Brexit: A challenge to the safeguarding of Children’s Rights in the UK

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A concerning and uncertain outcome to Brexit On the 23rd of June 2016, 51.9% of the British population decided that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union. Over the past three years, ever-lasting debates and discussions between the European and British Parliaments have brought a cloud of uncertainty, doubt and concern over the procedure, […]

Morocco’s unaccompanied minors – today and tomorrow

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For several years now, the situation of unaccompanied minors has been revealing a new aspect to migration. The situation of minors is all the more worrying because their legal status is not clearly covered by domestic legislation. This is because the concept of unaccompanied minors is relatively recent. This results in unaccompanied minors being abandoned […]

A Practice of Separating Families

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By adopting a “zero” tolerance policy for undocumented migrants arrested at the United States border, Donald Trump’s administration is separating thousands of children from their parents. Across the US and the entire world, people among the civil society, politicians, judges but also the international community, have voiced their opposition to the Trump administration’s inhumane immigration […]

Roma children in France

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Roma children in France: poor children in a rich country Arriving from Eastern Europe, particularly from Romania and Bulgaria, there are almost 15,000 Roma children in France living principally in slums outside cities. Living on the margins of society, the Roma, and especially their children, encounter major difficulties assimilating and gaining access to the educational system. The […]

The Children’s Peace Movement

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The Children’s Peace Movement is the realisation of an international project carried out exclusively by children and made possible by UNICEF. This practice, unique in its kind, has mobilised more than three million Colombian children. Graca Macher, instigator of the movement The story begins in 1996, thanks to the visit of Graca Machel, an expert […]

World day against Child Labour

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The International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched the World Day against Child Labour in 2002. The aim was to draw attention to the plight of child workers and also to highlight the action necessary to eradicate child labour. Every year, on the June 12, governments, employers, individuals, members of civil society and work organisations join together […]