- India is a story of gains and gaps: UNICEF Representative
Aug 07, 2013
Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, strongly states child marriage is a big impediment to women's true empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
[Child marriage] [South Asia] [Children with disabilities] [Child mortality] [India] [Education Policy] [UNICEF] [Child protection] [Education For All] [Child Rights]
- What is Malala Day?
Jul 11, 2013
The global community will come together to celeberate Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai's birthday on July 12, 2013. Malala was shot by the Taliban for attending school.
[UN] [South Asia] [Malala Yousafzai] [Child Rights] [Education] [Children]
- Of the nearly 7 mn child labourers, 71% are girls: ILO
Jun 13, 2013
Six and a half million of the child labourers globally are aged between five and 14 years-old. More than 71 per cent are girls, an ILO report says.
[Child Labour] [Child Rights] [South Asia] [India]
- Getting to the root of childhood poverty
May 28, 2013
The newly launched book, ‘Changing Lives in Andhra Pradesh: Young Lives Children Growing Up’, tracks children over 15 years in four countries namely Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.
[India] [Child Labour] [Child Rights] [South Asia] [Children]
- Govt inaction on child labour: Delhi HC summons top official
Oct 09, 2013
The Delhi High Court was considering an application filed by Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), for the rescue of over 600 trafficked child labourers.
[India] [Bonded labour] [Child Rights]
- India needs a productive and committed workforce: Tine Staermose
Oct 04, 2013
"We are not putting the business-as-usual lens on technical advice for India”, says Tine Staermose, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Director for India in an interview with UNIC.
[Education] [South Asia] [Education Policy] [Child Rights] [India] [Children]
- India: Children allotted special section in party manifestos
Apr 09, 2014
Most of the major political parties in the fray have allotted a special section focusing on children’s issues in their manifestos.
[South Asia] [India] [Child Rights] [Child Labour]
- UN welcomes release of child soldiers by Myanmar
Jul 09, 2013
Hailing release of child soldiers, UN calls on Myanmar to accelerate discharge efforts. The grave violations monitored and reported, include killing or maiming of children, recruitment and use of children in armed forces and groups, attacks against schools or hospitals, rape or other grave sexual violence,abduction of children and denial of humanitarian access for children.
[Child soldiers] [Child Rights] [Myanmar] [Myanmar Army] [Children] [UN]
- Round-the-world rally for under-privileged kids flagged off
Sep 23, 2013
The event was organised by Delhi Round Table 5 (DRT5), an organisation of businessmen, entrepreneurs, technocrats and professionals.
[Child Rights] [Children] [India] [South Asia]
- 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 sex abuse in India: We have let down our children
Apr 27, 2013
Highlighting inaction against the perpetrators, Human Rights Watch maintains that child sexual abuse in homes, schools and child welfare institutions is quite common in India.
[Child abuse] [South Asia] [Child Rights] [India]
- India’s mid-day meal tragedy: School principal held
Jul 25, 2013
Meena Devi is an accused in the FIR filed in connection with the midday meal tragedy on 16th July and has been on the run for over a week.
[India] [South Asia] [Child Rights] [Children]
- 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]
- The best we can give our children is education: Rajapaksa
Sep 01, 2014
The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa recalled that a society, in which everybody can live without any fear and suspicion
[South Asia] [Education Policy] [Sri Lanka] [Child Rights] [Children] [Education]
- 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]
- Kajol campaigns for hand washing at the UN General Assembly
Oct 01, 2013
Kajol appealed to policymakers and governments all over the world to scale up hand washing for achieving the development goals.
[Women] [India] [Child mortality] [South Asia] [Child Rights]
- Parents' 'attitude' may harm kid's mental growth: experts
Aug 02, 2013
The development of a healthy self-esteem is extremely important for happiness and success of children, experts said.
[Child abuse] [Children] [Bangladesh] [Child Rights] [South Asia]
- Some hope for the young brides of Barwani
Apr 15, 2013
Thanks to the persistent efforts of women like Brahmane and Vaksale, contraceptive acceptance for age group up to 19 years in Barwani, a village in Madhya Pradesh, has risen from 3 per cent to 13 per cent within a couple of years, writes Smita Deodhar.
[India] [Girl education] [Child Rights] [South Asia] [Child abuse]
- Indian minister highlights rise in sexual abuses of kids
Jul 30, 2013
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act should be in the school curriculum and children must be educated about its provisions, India’s Minister for Women and Child Development said.
[Child Rights] [Sexual Harassment] [Children] [Sexual Violence] [India] [Child abuse]
- Child sexual abuse in Goa: Getting the law to work
Feb 19, 2013
The paths to justice are long and arduous, the gorges are deep, and very often one could get entrapped in them, writes Albertina Almeida.
[Child Rights] [South Asia] [Child abuse] [Children] [India]
- A dinner to feed CSA's charitable work
Oct 15, 2012
The charity dinner was supported by a galaxy of corporate chiefs and celebrities as a mark of support to CSA's work with destitute children across the nation.
[India] [Child Rights] [South Asia]
- India: School chairman held in Bangalore child rape case
Jul 24, 2014
Chairman of the city school a southern Indian city where a six-year old girl was allegedly raped, has been arrested.
[South Asia] [Child Rights] [Child abuse] [India]
- Popular TV show prepares slum children for schooling
Oct 23, 2012
Children from urban slums exposed to learning material from Galli Galli Sim Sim (GGSS), one of the popular TV shows, are ‘twice as school ready as compared to those who were not exposed to it,’ according to a survey held by the organisation.
[Delhi slum children] [India] [Children] [Education] [Child Rights]
- India flayed for not supporting UN motion on child marriage
Oct 25, 2013
While the legal age for marriage in India is 18, its 24 million underage child brides constitute nearly half of all child brides in the world.
[UN] [Child Labour] [Child Rights] [Women] [India] [South Asia]
- End of poverty possible in our generation: report
Jan 11, 2013
We seem to be finally gaining on absolute poverty, the report by an NGO asserts, even as we near the 2015 deadline of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
[Clean energy] [Child Rights] [Education] [Health and Nutrition] [Education Policy] [Education For All] [Health MDGs] [Health] [Girl education] [Millennium Development Goals]
- 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]
- High Court appointed committee submits report on media guidelines
Aug 10, 2012
A committee of child rights activists and government authorities working with children today submitted a report to the Delhi High Court, stipulating the restraints the media must exercise in covering issues pertaining to children.
[Indian Government] [Law] [Child Rights]
- Girls are worst affected during armed conflicts: report
Jul 15, 2013
Armed conflict destroys hope of education for millions of world's children, says UN report.
[UN] [Children] [Conflict] [Education] [Asia] [Child Rights] [Africa] [South Asia] [UNESCO]
- Myanmar releases dozens of kids from its armed forces
Aug 10, 2013
“I have always said the military is not a place for a child to grow up,” said Ashok Nigam, the UN Resident Coordinator for Myanmar.
[South Asia] [Myanmar] [Child abuse] [Child Rights] [UN]