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...
Feb 16 2015 8:54PM
UPDATE: Iran due to execute child offender
In November we asked you t o take action on behalf of Saman Naseem – a young Iranian man sentenced to death for offences allegedly committed when he was just 17 years old. It now appears that Saman could be executed as early as this Th...
Feb 10 2015 7:05PM
25 Years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: What Next?
by Amber Grant, Amnesty Youth Activist. Last year was very much an Amnesty year for me, with my involvement within this incredible movement growing in so many ways. The pinnacle of that year came when I was invited to speak on the pane...
Feb 10 2015 12:15AM
EVENT: Convention on the Rights of the Child - 25 Years On...
On Wednesday 12 th November the Children’s Human Rights Network marked 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with an evening of lively discussion. The event was a great success with unique insights offered from a range...
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...