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May 14 2014 5:12PM
Children's rights defender in Honduras beaten, detained

The Director of Casa Alianza Honduras, a children’s rights organization, was beaten and detained by military police on 8 May. He believes his mistreatment was in retaliation for speaking out against violence against children in...

Mar 31 2014 10:56AM
International Day for Street Children - 12 April 2014

The International Day for Street Children takes place on 12th April and provides a platform for the millions of children around the world to speak out so their rights cannot be ignored. The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) launched...

Mar 1 2013 2:15PM
15-year-old rape survivor found guilty of “fornication” by juvenile court in the Maldives

A 15-year-old survivor of rape has been found guilty of “fornication” or sex outside marriage by a juvenile court in the Maldives. She has been sentenced to eight months’ house arrest and 100 lashes. As per the law, the sentence of...

Feb 13 2013 1:28PM
Global arms trade contributes to use of child soldiers

Halting the use of child soldiers in conflicts is just one of a series of compelling reasons for states to adopt a strong Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), Amnesty International said to mark the International Day against the Use of Child...

Feb 13 2013 1:21PM
EU shares AI's concern for Roma in Serbia

The EU Delegation in Serbia emphasised the utmost need to avoid creation of segregated resettlement of the Roma communities. On 24 December 2012, the EU Delegation in Serbia made a public statement on their opposition to the...

Dec 10 2012 4:39PM
Five more years of injustice: Segregated education for Roma in the Czech Republic

Romani children in the Czech Republic are still being denied the educational opportunities offered to other students five years after the European Court of Human Rights found the authorities guilty of discrimination, Amnesty...

Dec 7 2012 7:52PM
CNN Freedom Project Documentary: Operation Hope

CNN Freedom Project’s latest documentary ‘Operation Hope’ follows a seven-year-old Bangladeshi boy’s remarkable journey to recovery after he was viciously attacked, castrated and left for dead by a gang when he refused to be coerced...

Jul 18 2012 3:41PM
Viral petition! Bring Omar Khadr home to Canada

Canadian Senator Dallaire's petition for Minister Toews says: Enough is enough. Canada must keep its word — and Minister Toews must authorize Omar Khadr’s return without delay. A deal is a deal. Please sign and join over 18,000 others...

May 18 2012 10:27AM
AIUK AGM 2012: Support for a street-child rights campaign

The Amnesty UK AGM carried the following resolution in April 2012: "In the light of the ICM decision to give greater emphasis to campaigning on children’s human rights and the current interest by the UN Human Rights Council on issues...

May 18 2012 10:05AM
Street children at the United Nations

Our AIUK Children's Human Rights Network colleague at the Consortium for Street Children, Advocacy Officer Louise Meincke, has had a very busy year, since the creation of International Day for Street Children on April 12th, 2011. This...

Apr 4 2012 11:28AM
Red ribbons for HIV-positive children in Tanzania

Amnesty International has revealed that several Tanzanian schools are forcing HIV-positive pupils to wear red ribbons to class. Amnesty International has cautioned against this practice, which stigmatizes those suffering from the...

Apr 3 2012 6:50PM
The International Day for Street Children 2012

Here is a very important message from our colleagues about the International Day for Street Children. Join us! Spread the word, find events in your country. Help street children go from voiceless to vocal! The International Day for...

Dec 15 2010 5:58PM
The Child Rights Information Network shares the Durban Declaration

A call to action from the Street Child World Cup Therecent release of the Durban Declaration, which reflects the main issues raised by street children around the world, highlights the importance of their right to be heard. If we are to...

Sep 16 2010 1:13AM
Roma discrimination: European governments will reap what they sow

What a summer for the Roma in Europe. Mass deportations from France. A killing spree targeting a Roma family at home in their apartment in Slovakia. And back to school for thousands of Roma children who – a second Amnesty report on...

Jun 15 2010 11:41PM
THE FAKE PROPHET - a film by 'Stepping Stones Nigeria'

When: Saturday 24 July 2010 at 7.30pm Where: The Human Rights Action Centre,London The Children's Human Rights Network would like to invite you to the London premiere of The Fake Prophetmade by child rights charity Stepping Stones...

Jun 11 2010 12:24PM
Young HR Reporter Award winners write on children's rights

The winners of AIUK's Young Human Rights Reporter Award have been announced. Children aged 7-14 were asked to write an article or report of between 200 and 250 words on a human rights-related issue. Both of the winners, interestingly...

Jun 9 2010 5:12PM
UK asylum children detained - analysis

In case you'd like to read more about the state of asylum-seeking children detained in the UK, there has been a flurry of articles and information on the Guardian website about this issue: An article about the UK Border Agency's plans...

Jun 9 2010 4:49PM
Asylum-seeking children in UK detention centres

Copied below is a briefing paper from the Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal College of Psychiatrists and the UK Faculty of Public Health. I have highlighted some of the main...

Jun 7 2010 6:40PM
The UN's Violence against Children Study - News from CRIN

Our friends at CRIN (the Child Rights Information Network) have launched a new website as a follow-up to the UN Secretary-General's 2006 Study on Violence Against Children. They have sent out a communication on the background and the...