Rising youth homelessness: England’s troubling trend

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The rising trend of youth homelessness in England is driven by a complex interplay of factors. The breakdown of family relationships often triggered by conflicts, abuse, or neglect, coupled with mental health challenges and financial hardships, appears as the leading causes. Presently, approximately 271,000 individuals, including 123,000 children, are documented as homeless in England. Homeless […]

Swedish services face criticism for refugee family separation

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The Syrian civil war‘s prolonged crisis led to widespread displacement globally, significantly impacting Sweden, which received a substantial number of Syrian refugees. However, concerns arise regarding Sweden‘s adherence to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child due to reported prolonged family separations by social services. This situation challenges swift reunification regulations, raising humanitarian […]

Implications of brief maternity leave for American children and mothers

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More than a century ago, American women advocated for paid maternity leave, yet the American government fell short. Today, the absence of comprehensive maternity leave policies in the U.S. continues to impact the well-being of both mothers and children. Despite recent amendments, the issue of maternal leave remains a work in progress. Many working mothers […]

The ongoing crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh: childhoods shattered by conflict

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Since the early decades of the 20th century, the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute, which turned into a protracted and complex conflict over territory between Armenia and Azerbaijan, has left a lasting impact on generations of children growing up in the region. This enduring conflict, rooted in historical, cultural, and political factors, has exposed young minds to a […]

Rising kidnappings of women and children alarm Haiti

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Haiti is grappling with a troubling surge in kidnappings, impacting approximately three million children who live in a constant state of anxiety. The deep-seated effects on these young lives are exacerbated by their limited capacity to fully process such traumatic ordeals. This crisis is rooted in the country’s colonial history, compounded by a series of […]

Prevalence and impact of cyber sextortion on teenage boys

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Numerous factors, such as the absence of adequate legislation, have presented an opportunity for sexual predators to deceive and convince young boys to share graphic multimedia content of themselves with online personas (FBI National Press Office, 2012). Once in possession of this material, predators use the photos and videos as leverage to blackmail children for […]

In the wake of the Moroccan earthquake: a much-needed response to children’s distress

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In early September of 2023, a natural disaster struck the heart of a major Moroccan city, Marrakech, and its surrounding areas. Not only did the earthquake claim many lives and leave a trail of devastation behind it, but numerous children were left distressed, wounded, and unprotected. In view of the human rights situation of Moroccan […]

General Comment No. 26 (GC26): a step forward for children’s participation in climate change

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The climate crisis is changing the world as we know it. Even if children are the least responsible for the climate crisis, they are at the forefront of fighting against this crisis which is most than all a children’s rights crisis. With the publication of General Comment No. 26 (GC26), the United Nations Committee on the Rights of […]

The impact of ‘parental alienation’ on the best interests of the child in domestic abuse cases

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During instances of suspected domestic abuse, and where children are involved, it is fundamental that courts seek to prioritise the best interests of the child. Where this is not the case, courts risk putting both victims of domestic abuse and their children at risk of trauma and further harm. Family courts must refrain from relying […]

The hindered right to education for girls in Iraq after ISIS

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The fundamental rights of girls in Iraq are violated by a variety of barriers, some of which explicitly contradict the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Numerous girls who only want to exercise their right to education now face additional challenges as a result of the ISIS invasion of Iraq. Despite the fact […]