Tag Archives: Rights of the Child

India – Leave No Child Behind

“Parliament Speakers and MLA’s should learn from these children how to run the parliament”: Ms. Meira Kumar (Ex Lok Sabha Speaker) 75 children from 29 states and Union Territories from the age of 11 and above, speaking more than 23 different languages, came under one roof to be a part of the annual National Inclusive […]

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Towards a Renewed Commitment to Education

In the 30 years since its adoption, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has considerably inspired governments and other actors to set legal policies and investments to give access to children to rights, such as the right to health care, the right to food and water and the right to education. Stronger […]

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30th Anniversary of Convention on the Rights of the Child

   Edmund Rice International had the opportunity to attend a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child in Geneva. The celebration focused on addressing the question “Thirty years of children’s rights: where are we and where do we want to be?” and hosted several panels of experts, officials […]

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Challenges Remain Despite Decline in Global Child Mortality

An estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, or 1 every 5 seconds, mostly of preventable causes, according to new mortality estimates released by WHO, UNICEF, the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group. Globally, in 2017, half of all deaths under 5 years of age took place in sub-Saharan Africa, and […]

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Ending Violence Against Children

The 2006 UN Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children revealed that globally children experienced a staggering level of violence, despite extensive international human rights obligations accepted by states. The study called for urgent action and presented clear recommendations as to how states and other actors ought respond. Despite some progress, approximately 1 billion children […]

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Children’s Rights in a Digital World

Nowadays, digital capital is a necessity to be a 21st century citizen. IRights is an initiative providing a framework designed for the protection and empowerment of children in the digital world. It contextualizes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC is one of the United Nations human rights treaties […]

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Tackling the Culture of Silence

A Culture of Silence, or the conspiracy of silence, is the idea of a situation or issue not coming to light due to the fear of an array of repercussions. In other words, people stay quiet about an issue instead of voicing their concerns because they are afraid of how they will be treated if […]

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Addressing Child Mortality

Child mortality rates have plummeted to less than half of what they were in 1990, according to a new report http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2015/child-mortality-report/en/ released by the UN and partner organisations on Sep 9th. Under-five deaths have dropped from 12.7 million per year in 1990 to 5.9 million in 2015. This is the first year the figure has […]

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Indian Students Rally For Children’s Rights

  Five thousand children from various sections of Delhi joined representatives of 27 states and union territories who had gathered in the national capital for the culmination of the Global Action 2015 launch.  These children who were largely in their teens assembled at Jantar Mantar to seek the fulfilment of the Millennium Development Goals that […]

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A Step Forward for Children’s Rights – UN Committee Now Able to Receive Complaints About Rights Violations

Children whose rights have been violated will soon be able to complain directly to Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) after Costa Rica became the 10th country to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure on the 14th January. Under UN rules the […]

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