Rights / Gender
Child Rights

New York, Dec 15(Just Earth News): South Sudan's children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, warning that “anything less, places children and women at even greater risk of grave violations and abuse.”

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UN stepping up support to diphtheria vaccination campaign for Rohingya children in Bangladesh

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News):  A United Nations-backed campaign to immunize Rohingya children against diphtheria began on Tuesday in Bangladesh, following an outbreak that ha ...

New Year could bring more misery to children in DR Congo’s restive Kasai region, warns UNICEF

New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News): New Year could bring more misery to children in DR Congo’s restive Kasai region, warns UNICEF In the coming year, severe acute malnutrition cou ...

Make digital world safer for children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged – UNICEF

New York, Dec 11(Just Earth News): Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms &nd ...

Children not a ‘bargaining chip’ in tug of war between Syrian parties – UN advisor

New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News): The United Nations advisor for Syria said Thursday that obstacles stopping humanitarians from delivering aid and carrying out medical evacuations in b ...

Iraq: Ambiguity over legal age of marriage could devastate childhoods, warn UN officials

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News): Voicing concern over proposed amendments to laws governing marriage in Iraq – in particular the ambiguity over the legal age of marriage – ...

Global blueprints on refugees, safe migration should include protections for children – UNICEF

New York, Nov 30(Just Earth News): The rights, protection and wellbeing of uprooted children should be central commitments of global migration policies, the United Nations Children' ...

‘Don’t let adults off the hook, keep raising your voices;’ Kids ‘take over’ UN for World Children’s Day

New York, Nov 21(Just Earth News): It’s official, kids have taken over… at least for Monday– World Children’s Day – celebrated annually on 20 November, w ...

In Bangladesh, UN agency Goodwill Ambassador Kristin Davis urges action for Rohingya refugee children

New York, Nov 21(Just Earth News): Marking World Children’s Day, actress Kristin Davis on on Mondaycalled for global attention and funding to provide more life-saving aid for Roh ...

UNICEF urges opportunities for 'forgotten minority' as study reveals bleak prospects for 180 million children

New York, Nov 20(Just Earth News): Despite global progress, one in 12 children live in countries with prospects more limited than those of their parents, the United Nations Children ...