Khaled Abdullah/Reuters By Emma Batha Child marriage has soared in Yemen as families struggle to feed their children amid a conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine, the U.N. children’s agency stated.
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AP photo By Joseph Besong In Africa culture plays a very big role in marriage, especially in the traditional setting. Some marriages still accept old traditions that look ancient and old fashioned.
Flora Bartlett/Reuters By Emma Batha When Gabriella Gillespie was six her father killed her mother; when she was 13 he took her and her sisters to his native Yemen and sold them as child brides.
By Ebi Robert A sure way to achieve peace is respect for human rights – Child marriage is malice to Humanity.
Cathal McNaughton/Reuters By Anuradha Nagaraj Urban India is employing an increasing number of children – many under nine years of age – in producing everything from pickles to fireworks, working in tourism and labouring on building sites, a U.N. children’s agency report and campaigners said.
Reuters photo By Siddhartha Rastogi 3 Evils which can push the economy on a downward spiral
UN photo By Sheuli Akter The government of Bangladesh and the World Bank have launched a cash benefits program for 600,000 of the country’s poorest mothers and pregnant women in exchange for their participation in activities to improve their children’s nutrition and cognitive development.
Shehzad Noorani/UNICEF By Sheuli Akter To strengthen the child protection system in Bangladesh and for effective implementation of the Children Act 2013, UNICEF has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Supreme Court Special Committee on child rights.
By Siddhartha Rastogi Norway is a beautiful Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Norway has been ranked No 1 in the world’s Prosperity index for Wealth & Wellbeing.
Reuters photo By Jose Kalathil According to Walk Free Foundation, a human rights organisation, India has the largest number of modern slaves in the world with more than 18 million trapped as bonded labourers, forced beggars, sex workers, and child soldiers.
Antony Njuguna/Reuters By Lin Taylor It was during an ordinary game of soccer when Michel Chikwanine was abducted at age 5 by rebel soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and recruited into the army.
Sebastian Rich By Peter Louis Armed groups in South Sudan last week released a total of 145 children. This is the largest number of children freed since 2015, when 1,775 children were released in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area.
Andrew Biraj/Reuters By Sheuli Akter Bangladesh has launched nationwide coverage of the country’s first toll-free ‘Child Helpline – 1098’ to provide a free telephone service to children who are facing violence, abuse and exploitation.
Magda Mis/Reuters By Magdalena Mis Isaac, a 17 year-old from Ghana, holds back tears and looks down as he tries to describe the six months he spent in a Libyan jail where he says not a night would pass without someone dying.
By Peter Louis The Ministry of Justice in the world’s youngest nation has made a bold statement of intent to ensure that its children are tried fairly by launching its first ever ‘Children’s Court’ at a historic ceremony in Rumbek, the capital of South Sudan’s Lakes state.
By James Ouma It is 9 am. The shrill sound of a woman arguing with her husband blares from the twin-speakers of a small transistor radio as 14 year-old Blessing Adote prepares for this year’s KCPE. Blessing and his younger siblings live with his family in their single-iron-roomed house in Congo, Kawangware.
By Sylvain Muyali Currently, the decision of UN peacekeeping mission MONUSCO not to support the Congolese army (FARDC) in military operations against FDLR rebel troops is unclear in the media. Military observers seem to rely on the logic of things and accordingly do not appear to comprehend that such plans were designed jointly by the two institutions, […]
By Alpha Jallow Following an independent assessment by the Keeping Children Safe Coalition, the child rights organisation Plan International has become the first in the sector to be awarded Level One certification in keeping children safe.