We are children, not soldiers!

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A report of the meeting of the Child Rights Connect working group against child soldiers Worldwide, there are 250,000 to 300,000 children currently fighting in combat. Their recruitment already starts from the age of 10. The longer a conflict goes on, the more (increasingly younger) children replace adults in these wars. They are forced to […]

The difficult conditions for children in Greek refugee camps

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In November 2016, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance adopted General Policy Recommendation No. 16 regarding the protection of migrants against discrimination.  This tool draws particularly close attention to the protection of migrant children under irregular circumstances. The latter are among the most vulnerable as they are often unaccompanied[1]. Figure 1- The concept of […]

Child Labour: definition

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What is Child Labour: The term child labour is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and dignity and that is harmful to physical and mental development.1 Work which that is classified as child labour: – Work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children. Interferes […]

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 […]

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 […]