October 2014 (4)
Oct 30 2014 11:55PM
USA: After 25 Years... Time to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child
The 20th November 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention is the world’s most widely accepted human rights treaty, having been ratified by almost every member state of t...
Oct 30 2014 10:48PM
USA: Jacqueline Montanez and Life Imprisonment Without Parole
Imagine being condemned to spend the rest of your life in prison when you were still a child. Imagine being just 15 years old, and knowing you will never be free again. We all change so much as we grow up, but no matter what you did or...
Oct 14 2014 10:55PM
Iran: Juvenile Offender Facing Execution
In Iran a young man is facing execution, even though he was a child at the time of his alleged crimes. This is a shocking possibility, and completely contrary to international law. Saman Naseem is now just 21 years old, but it has been...
Oct 11 2014 8:58PM
10-Year-Old Rape Survivor Faces "Honour" Killing
Most people associate family with feelings of comfort, security and unconditional love. Children especially depend upon their parents for protection and emotional support in difficult times. When 10 year old Brishna from Afghanistan wa...