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12 Aug 2019
An initiative of the United Nations, International Youth Day was first celebrated on 12 August 2000, to raise awareness about the many cultural and legal issues facing youth. According to UN data, there are 1.8 billion young people between the ages...
25 Jul 2019
According to a survey carried out in 2016, nearly 1 in 3 students aged 18–19 in Norway said they have experienced some type of a physical, sexual offence. In 75% of these cases, the offender was a person known to the victim. Despite the prevalence...
19 Jul 2019
A recent study by researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) in the United States, recommends that schools should provide children with a daily recess experience that goes beyond a momentary halt in their educational activities. According to the...
04 Jul 2019
The Justice for Children global initiative launched a Call to Action on 4 July 2019, to place children at the heart of justice in every nation of the world. The work is being led by project director Professor Jennifer Davidson, Executive Director of...
02 Jul 2019
The United Nation’s migration office has raised alarm about children dying during migration at heart shattering rates. The report comes in the back drop of viral photos of a Central American migrant – father, daughter duo who drowned in the Rio...
01 Jul 2019
A recent photo of a man and his daughter who drowned while trying to enter the United States has sparked global outcry. The pair were reported to have travelled from El Salvador to Mexico, and were crossing the Rio Grande to seek asylum in the...
24 Jun 2019
Consumer and child protection groups are worried that the Google-owned video service is collecting data on young users at the same time, and failing to shield them from inappropriate content. These organizations argue that Google needs to make big...
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20 Jun 2019
Regional conference on the prevention and elimination of violence against children to gather international experts in Sofia The event will take place on June 27-28 Violence against children exists in every nation, community, ethnic or religious...
12 Jun 2019
According to the United Nations, the amount of children working in agriculture has increased by an estimate of 10 million since 2012. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrated 12 June, which marks the World Day Against Child Labour, by...
07 Jun 2019
A study conducted by UNICEF came up with the astonishing number of 115 million boys and men involved in forced marriages in over 80 countries of the globe, from Latin America to East Asia. From this total number, 23 million were not even 15 years...

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