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ILO: Systematic child labour ends in Uzbekistan

International Labour Organisation (ILO) monitors have found that the systematic use of child labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest has ended in recent years, and action is being taken to tackle the use of forced labour as well. Indications of this emerged when Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev addressed the United Nations General Assembly in September, after…

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Study highlights children’s acute plight in Syrian war

A study published in Lancet Global Health found that shelling and aerial bombings in Syria had a “disproportionate lethal impact on civilians, particularly children,” according to the study’s lead author, Professor Debarati Guha-Sapir at the University of Louvain. The study found that in the first six years of Syria’s civil war, 71% of the 143,630…

UNICEF warns of “crisis of invisibility” in Sub-Saharan Africa

UNICEF has released data indicating that the births of 95 million children in sub-Saharan Africa have not been registered. Leila Pakkala, Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa said, “Such levels of invisibility cannot persist. The cost is too high,” cautioning that “an unregistered child is vulnerable to violations such as child marriage, child labour…

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‘Protect’ Children from the Criminal Justice System Maharukh Adenwalla's Exclusive Blog by Special Invitation

Children are treated differently from adults under the law due to traits linked to their age. Such traits are characterised by mental immaturity, impressionability, recklessness and impulsiveness, amongst others, which are heightened during adolescence. Going back to those years in one’s life, most will identify with these peculiarities, as also acknowledge their transient nature. Because…

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UNICEF, Norway sovereign wealth fund form child rights network

The United Nations children’s agency and Norway’s $1-trillion sovereign wealth fund, along with some leading fashion companies, are forming a network to bolster the rights of children working in the garment and shoe industry, as well as those affected by the industry. More than 10 companies, including H&M and Gucci owner Kering, have joined, and…

राख से उभर कर बाल यौन शोषण के खिलाफ हरीश अय्यर की #जंगजारी

यह कहानी है सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता और बाल यौन शोषण उत्तरजीवी हरीश अय्यर की. आज इस लेख के माध्यम से हरीश अपने शब्दों में हमें अपनी कहानी बयां कर रहे है, कि कैसे एक सताया हुआ बच्चा जीवन में आगे बढ़कर दुसरे पीड़ित बच्चों की सहायता करने वाला युवा बन गया.   हर दिन, मेरी सुबह होती…

Rising From The Ashes

On the occasion of Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Day, activist and survivor Harish Iyer pens this exclusive piece about his journey from a tormented little boy to a young man who helps fellow survivors today. Everyday, I wake up to the news of children getting sexually abused. The enormity of the challenge is visible when…

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