Mar 1 2018 12:16PM
Protecting children’s rights in humanitarian crises
2018 is predicted to be the worst for humanitarian crises since World War II. In such times, leaders need to keep in mind protecting the rights of children everywhere when looking to solve crises across the world.
Feb 26 2018 4:06PM
The bullying trend
Bullying in schools is getting worse – and it’s being ignored. Schools need to make stopping this cause of severe childhood trauma a priority.
Feb 26 2018 10:33AM
Child marriage is never acceptable – no matter the circumstance.
A law passed in Bangladesh allows for child marriage in “special circumstances”. This is completely unacceptable and harmful to the lives of girls.
Feb 23 2018 4:38PM
Syria's Children: a Generation without Education
The children of Syria are having their childhood’s stolen, and their rights to education and basic needs obliterated. The international community needs to do more.
Feb 23 2018 3:56PM
Gross violation of the right to life in Syria
Days have become a living nightmare for many Syrian children. It is imperative that we, as global citizens, act immediately.
Feb 7 2018 3:42PM
Israeli ill-treatment of detained Palestinian minors must end
While a lot of attention has been paid worldwide to the plight of jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, her case is sadly not unique. Over 300 Palestinian minors are currently imprisoned by Israel.
Feb 6 2018 9:44AM
Female Genital Mutilation: more must be done to save lives
On International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, Gladys Burini asks why this abhorrent practice still happens, and how governments and people all over the globe must act to protect women and girls.
Oct 11 2017 9:32AM
International Day of the Girl and the fight for girls' rights across the world
There are 1.1 billion girls in the world, and on International Day of the Girl, we remind ourselves that every one of them deserves equal opportunities for a better future, despite the challenges many face across the world.
Aug 18 2017 12:55PM
The Indian government is failing victims of child rape
On average, a child is raped every 155 minutes in India. Police misconduct, lack of effective monitoring, and a culture in which victims are stigmatised, all mean the law is failing to protect children.
Aug 16 2017 3:34PM
Tanzania must end the cruel ban on pregnant girls in schools
No one should be denied access to an education – but this is exactly what is happening in Tanzania, where cruel laws ban any girl who is pregnant from school.
Apr 28 2017 12:31PM
UK: The Price of Citizenship
Citizenship – what does it mean to you? For many it’s about identity, inclusion and human rights. For children in the UK, access to citizenship can have an enormous impact on their rights and futures. An estimated 120,000 children livi...
Apr 9 2016 8:44AM
Demand the release of youth activists in DRC
By Rebecca Carr, committee member of the Children's Human Rights Network Three young activists are being held in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for their suspected support of a general strike. The strike was called to protest a...
Apr 9 2016 8:35AM
Stop the execution of Amanj Veisee - a juvenile offender in Iran
By Rebecca Carr, a committee member of the Children's Human Rights Network At his retrial in December Juvenile offender Amanj Veisee was resentenced to death for the murder of his cousin – despite an official forensic report concluding...
Sep 10 2015 5:20PM
Iran: don't execute Salar, juvenile offender
By Lisa Incledon, Children's Human Rights Network Salar Shadizadi was just fifteen years old when he was charged with the murder of a friend and sentenced to death. He was detained by the Iranian authorities, denied access to a lawyer...
Sep 4 2015 5:04PM
Sudanese young women face flogging for wearing trousers
By Sophia Blake, Children's Human Rights Network When I was 15 I went through a (thankfully brief) phase of wearing all blue outfits. Blue top, blue boots, I even had blue mascara. It might be embarrassing to admit to now but I imagine...
May 28 2015 9:53AM
Education without Discrimination: Roma Children's Rights in the Czech Republic
During a workshop at Amnesty UK's AGM in April we asked people to pick their top 10 articles from the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is not an easy task. The Convention, has 54 articles, the first 42 setting out rights for...
May 27 2015 1:56PM
Paraguay: No child should be forced to give birth
Last month a young girl was taken to hospital by her mother complaining of a stomach ache. Doctors had previously suggested the cause was parasites or a tumour but on 21 April the 10 year old was detected as 21 weeks pregnant. The girl...
Apr 11 2015 4:47PM
12 April 2015: International Day for Street Children
Guest Blog for International Day for Street Children The right to life. The right to freedom from violence. The right to be treated equally and not be discriminated against. The right to care and protection if they do not live with the...
Mar 26 2015 9:47PM
Jacqueline Montanez’s sentence overturned
This month we heard the good news that Jacqueline Montanez’s sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole has been officially vacated. We have been campaigning for clemency for Jacqueline Montanez for a number of yea...
Mar 15 2015 1:05PM
Girls' Rights Under Threat in Spain
When you were a child what plans did you make for the rest of your life? To go to university, travel the world, become the prime minister? The world can be an exciting place when you are 16 or 17 with the rest of your life ahead of you...