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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 04:10 by

I have spent the last week in Bogota with 10 children and young people from across Latin America discussing the significance of children’s participation and the impact of violence against children, on their lives and those of their community and their societies more broadly. I am inspired by the way these children represented the views of over 2,000 children from 28 countries, making a series of clear recommendations to policy makers and international...

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 04:03 by

Worldwide, an estimated 230 million children lack birth registration, 135 million of whom are living in the Asia Pacific region. If these unidentified, unregistered children, all under age five, formed their own country, their population would fall between that of the size of Japan and Russia.  The country might even have a flag, or symbols of statehood, but there would be no legal rights, few basic services and little security.

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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 08:35 by Coumba Betty Diallo

Did you know? 37 Million Children living through conflicts and crises in the world are out of school.

The Convention of the Rights of Child gives Refugee children the right to education.
But despite that, Refugees Children are more vulnerable than ever.
For more infos http://www.wvi.org/world-refugee-day
#letsendthis #withrefugees ...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 17:40 by

When children were asked what they wanted World Vision to do for them to improve their well-being, one of them said: ‘“Can you please tell our parents to put us back in their hearts?”

I don’t think that normal parents would willingly neglect their children. But how easy it is for families and communities to have children feel being left out, estranged or excluded.

In our communities, the stresses of poverty...

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:05 by

Today, I took part in the Solidari@, an international congress organised by UNICEF Spain. The congress has been organised since 2004 and periodically analyzes the situation of children globally. This forum is a space of reflection and dialogue that focuses on children, their situation, their rights and challenges. 

This year's theme is "promoting innovation" in order to realise children's rights and the promises of the...

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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 03:31 by

It was gratifying to follow the Chilean media’s coverage of an important announcement made recently by the President of Republic, Michelle Bachelet. What was the announcement? She had sent to the National Parliament for ratification the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This action...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 05:52 by

As we come upon 25 years after the passage of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, there is much to reflect on in Latin America, a region that championed and led the way on children’s rights.  Within one year of the CRC being available for signature, 21 countries in the region had already ratified it, representing both a third of the region...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 03:45 by

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most rapidly ratified human rights convention in history. More countries have ratified the Convention than any other human rights treaty in history – 192 countries had become state parties to the Convention as of November 2005. There was almost universal endorsement for a convention that protected the rights of the most vulnerable citizens in any country – its children. Why, therefore, has it been so hard for rights...

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Friday, July 4, 2014 - 06:53 by

Let me begin with sharing the story of Matthew*

Before participating in a photoproject called ‘Able Voices’ in Albania, Matthew used to sit outside his home and wave to the children as they passed by his house on the way to school, year after year. As a boy who has suffered with muscular dystrophy from the age of three, and from a poor family, there were so many reasons...

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 14:18 by

This week at the United Nations, a quiet victory will take place for children. It is a victory that will amplify the voices of children who’ve been ignored, neglected, abused and overlooked. It is a victory with the potential to change their lives.

Thanks to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) — ratified by...

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