- Millions of girls at risk of genital mutilation: UNICEF
Jul 23, 2013
Even though a majority of countries oppose the practice of female genital mutilation, it still persists in many countries across the world.
[Girl abuse] [Child Abuse] [Sexual violence] [Gender] [Gender Sensitivity] [Women]
- Indian girl, a former bonded labourer gets global award
Jul 16, 2013
Razia Sultan, a teenage girl from the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, stood up against child labour and struggled to emancipate 46 child labourers in her neighbourhood.
[UN] [Child Labour] [India] [Child Rights] [Child Abuse]
- Child slavery will end during my lifetime: Kailash Satyarthi
Nov 05, 2014
My Nobel Prize has brought instant fame to children all over the world, said Kailash Satyarthi, joint winner of the Nobel peace prize-2014.
[Child Rights] [South Asia] [India] [Kailash Satyarthi] [Child Labour] [Nobel Peace Prize 2014] [Child Abuse]
- India’s Kailash, Pak’s Malala win Nobel peace prize-2014
Oct 10, 2014
The South Asian duo has been awarded for their unrelenting efforts against the suppression of children and young people.
[Child Abuse] [Child lobour] [Child protection] [Child Rights] [Malala Yousafzai] [Nobel Peace Prize]
- Every year, 2 million kids face sexual exploitation: UNICEF
Apr 26, 2013
Although the majority of recorded offenders are male, with less than five per cent believed to be female, there is no single profile of a travelling sex offender
[Children] [UNICEF] [Child Abuse] [Child Rights]
- Girls face abuse daily, all over the world: UN chief
Oct 11, 2012
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it is a moral imperative for society to invest in girls as a matter of basic justice and equality.
[United Nations] [Girl abuse] [Human rights] [International Day of the Girl Child] [Domestic Violence] [Child Abuse]
- A million children in detention at risk of violence
Oct 28, 2012
Around the world, more than a million children are held in detention, including in police cells, prisons and borstals (a youth institution or reformatory).
[Child Rights] [United Nations] [UN High Commissioner for Human Rights] [Child Abuse]
- Life skills can help fight sexual abuse of children: Dr Swaroop Sampat
Sep 03, 2013
Bollywood actress and former Miss India, Dr Swaroop Sampat Rawal, in a short talk with OneWorld South Asia explains how life skills education equips children to fight against the odds in their lives. She was in Delhi to attend the 24th Tara Ali Baig Memorial Lecture. Excerpts from the interview.
[South Asia] [Delhi women] [Children] [Child marriage] [Delhi gang rape case] [Bollywood] [Child Abuse] [Child rights]
- Sri Lankan govt and UNICEF launch campaign
Aug 18, 2012
The Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs has launched a campaign on a ‘Violence Free Society for Children’ in partnership with UNICEF.
[Sri Lanka] [Child Abuse] [UNICEF]
- Call for action to combat domestic violence in Bangladesh
Dec 28, 2012
Speakers at a participatory discussion in Bangladesh defined domestic violence and corporal punishment is a deadly crime, a social menace and a costly public health problem.
[Bangladesh] [Domestic Violence] [Bangladesh Women] [Child Abuse]