Rights / Gender
Child Rights
New York : Nearly nine years of conflict in Syria have robbed boys and girls of their childhood and subjected them to “unabated violations of their rights”, including being killed, maimed, displaced, forced to fight or subjected to torture, rape and sexual slavery. more
Nine children killed or maimed in Afghanistan every day: UN Children’s Fund

New York: An average of nine children have been killed or maimed every day in Afghanistan so far this year, according to a new report from the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, which desc ...

Rise in Caribbean children displaced by storms shows climate crisis is a child rights issue: UNICEF

New York: The number of Caribbean children displaced by storms has risen approximately six-fold in the past five years, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals in a new report relea ...

Political solution ‘long overdue’ to protect the children of eastern Ukraine

New York: Nearly half a million children in eastern Ukraine continue to face “grave risks” to their physical health and psychological well-being, the UN Children’s Fund ...

Bangladesh government is denying Rohingya children education: Human Rights Watch

Dhaka: The Bangladesh government is blocking aid groups from providing any meaningful education to Rohingya children in refugee camps and banning the children from attending schools outsi ...

Anti-terror measures against youngsters’ online posts ‘linked to spike in child detention globally’

New York: More than 5.4 million children are detained around the world, rights experts said on Monday, highlighting “aggressive” State counterterrorism measures for the spike ...

UNICEF reports uneven progress in 30 years of child rights treaty

New York: Although the world has made historic gains over the past three decades in improving children’s lives, urgent action is required if the poorest children are to feel the imp ...

'Alarmingly high' number of children malnourished worldwide: UNICEF report

New York: Across the globe, at least one-in-three children under-five are malnourished and not developing properly, UNICEF revealed on Tuesday, in its most comprehensive report on childre ...

Day of the Girl Child spotlights 25 years of progress, with more on the horizon

New York: The world’s one billion young girls, are being celebrated on Friday as an “unscripted and unstoppable” force for change, with 11 October designated each year t ...

Countries urged to make ‘digital world’ safer for children

New York: Rising Internet connectivity has the potential to transform children’s lives for the better, but also makes them vulnerable to sexual abuse, online harassment and bullying ...