Combating child marriage among the Roma population in Eastern Europe

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Despite the global progress achieved through international efforts to stop the practice of child marriages, this is still a reality for many children, and Roma children are no exception. Decades of ethnic marginalization, poverty, deeply rooted stereotypes of sexuality, and women’s and girls’ roles in society, combined with the lack of a systematic approach to […]

Crude oil exploitation in Uganda and its impacts on children’s rights

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As part of one of the projects led by the French company TotalEnergies, it was agreed to build a colossal 1,443 km pipeline between Uganda and Tanzania through which crude oil is to be transported. The pipeline would lead to the port of Tanga, Tanzania, for subsequent export to various parts of the world. Despite […]

Elevated concerns amid evolving child labor regulations in the USA

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Since 1938, child labor laws in the U.S. have delicately balanced economic advancement with protecting young workers. Despite abolishing slavery long ago, recent developments in certain states are rolling back child labor regulations due to economic pressures and industry demands. Nevertheless, concerns about workplace safety remain, as evidenced by reported fatalities among young workers engaged […]

Unraveling Norway’s Barnevernet: Examining children’s best interests

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The Norwegian Child Protection Services, commonly known as Barnevernet, has been embroiled in controversy for over a decade due to its practice of removing children from their parents. This common practice, subjected to strong criticism by the international community, is not limited to any particular group since it often involves even the most vulnerable members […]

The civil war in Sudan: a grave humanitarian crisis for children

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Sudan’s past tensions and turmoil resurfaces in April 2023, with a civil war raging between the Sudanese military and the paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces (‘RSF’). At the crossroads of tensions and violence are the Sudanese population and a particularly vulnerable group in the midst of war – its children. Toppling an existing humanitarian […]

Recommendation on Roma Youth Participation: a step forward for Roma children and youth

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On 5 April 2023, the Committee of Ministers adopted a new Recommendation to the 46 Member States of the Council of Europe to ensure substantive participation, representation and inclusion of Roma youth in all spheres of society and decision-making processes, and well as to combat structural racism. This is an important step forward for Roma […]

The Rohingya’s torment: thousands of children endangered in Myanmar and Bangladesh

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The Rohingyas are among the world’s most persecuted minorities. The long-standing discrimination and escalating brutality in Myanmar have been depriving the Rohingyas of the enjoyment of a humane and safe life, for decades. Those who are extremely vulnerable to such abuses are precisely the children from this minority group. Furthermore, the Rohingyas also face an […]

A persisting and harmful practice of child marriage in Vietnam

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The widespread and harmful practice of child marriage is regrettably no novelty and it still, affects the children and young girls of Vietnam as an ongoing practice. Poverty, unequal access to education, social context, gender norms, harmful practices, ethnicity, and bride trafficking are found to be the leading causes of the persisting practice of child […]

Another year of challenges to children’s rights worldwide

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Every year poses certain challenges to people around the world, but it is especially challenging when those affected by global events are children. Unfortunately, 2022 was not favorable for children in many ways, and there is only hope that the new year can bring more stability, especially to children and their families suffering in armed […]

Bride trafficking – the escalating phenomenon of forced marriage and sexual slavery in China

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China has seen a marked increase in the trafficking of young women and girls for the purposes of marriage and sexual slavery. This trend is primarily a consequence of the longstanding one-child policy and the country’s preference for boys, which has catalysed a significant gender imbalance (Barr, 2019). As a result, young men are turning […]