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Topic: Child Rights


ASIA: young people facing unprecedented health risks from drug-taking and HIV/AIDS

April 16, 2003 · 

Children and young people in Asia are facing unprecedented health risks from HIV/AIDS and other diseases due to the rapid spread of amphetamine-type drug abuse, UNICEF warned today. Speaking at the International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm, Robert Bennoun, UNICEF Regional Advisor on HIV/AIDS, highlighted an urgent need for more effective and […]

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Two Minor Boys on the road of Execution in PAKISTAN

April 4, 2003 · 

Two minor boys, Muhammad Rafique and Sohail Fida are on death row having been awarded capital punishment by a court in the Swat district of Pakistan. Though capital punishment is abolished in Pakistan, under Pakistan’s Juvenile Justice System Ordinance 2002, these two minor boys do not fall under the jurisdiction of the ordinance and are […]

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The Thriving Trade in Baby Girls Continues Unstopped in BEIJING

April 4, 2003 · 

28 little girls found by police on a bus enroute to rural areas in Beijing in an attempt to satisfy Chinese families seeking a daughter, a servant or a future bride for their son. None older than three months, packed in nylon tote bags aboard a long distance bus, is a striking a tragic example […]

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FfD and children

January 1, 2002 · 

EVERY DAY this year, 30,000 children will lose the fight they are waging for life. Seven million children will perish before reaching their first birthday, and over ten million will die before the age of 5. Of those children winning their fight for survival, 113 million have no access to primary education, 60% of them girls. Millions more do not complete the five years of schooling needed to develop the basic literacy and math skills that would last them a lifetime.

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PLAYING OUT THE FEAR FROM THEIR SOULS

November 13, 2001 · 

by Frank Mischo They were humiliated, used, and treated like animals. For many of these Philippine girls and boys, after doing ‘business” in shabby hotel beds and backstreets, life seemed to be practically at an end before it had really begun. They had seen too much, given too much, had too much fear. Some of […]

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Their Future, Our Future

November 6, 2001 · 

Putting children first when it comes to targeting poverty is the single most effective way to ensure the welfare of future generations. Children are increasingly a focus for national and international development attention. Throughout the world, political rhetoric emphasis the need to put children – and therefore, society’s future – first. Politicians regularly pose with […]

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Bars are Front for Child Sex

June 6, 2001 · 

An Irish Columban missionary, who has bee nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to combat child prostitution in the Philippines, claim Irish bars could be involved in the sex tourism industry. Fr. Shay Cullen said most Filipino bars wer frequented by people offering the services of wome prostitutes and some used this […]

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CHILD PORN BUSTERS

April 4, 2001 · 

No longer content with rescuing child prostitutes off the streets, child-rights groups in the Philippines have turned to fighting paedophiles in court. Their main aim is to make sure foreign paedophiles serve term in jail. So even if suspected paedophiles manage to win their criminal case, these groups are prepared to fight them in a […]

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DCI/PS RELEASES MAIN FINDINGS OF ANNUAL REPORT ON ISRAELI VIOLATIONS OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

February 15, 2001 · 

Marking the Day of the Palestinian Child, Defence for Children International/Palestine Section held a press conference today in Ramallah to release the main findings of its report covering Israeli violations of Palestinian children’s rights in the year 2000. Taking the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as its framework, the report examines in detail Israeli violations of the Convention in areas such as the right to life, health, education, economy, and liberty.

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DANGERS FACING GIRL CHILDREN ARE DEEP AND INSIDIOUS, PANEL IS TOLD

February 10, 2001 · 

Their profile may be rising in international aid programs, but girls still have less chance than boys of surviving at birth, are less likely to
complete school, are more likely to toil inside and outside their own households, and are more likely to experience sexual exploitation and
abuse.

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