An average of 22 children a day were killed and maimed in 2021 despite overall drop in grave violations against children.
Until the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act came into being in 2012, there was no law that addressed the issue of ‘rape’ of boys as the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 375 dealing with rape defines it as an offence committed by a male on a female.
The United Nations recently declared November 18 as the day to spotlight the issue of child sexual abuse
The study claimed that only 16 per cent parents and parents-in-law and 34 per cent of child brides or grooms are aware of the negative consequences of child marriage.
New report outlines how children are discriminated against in health, access to government resources, and education; analysis of 22 low- and middle-income countries shows advantaged groups are twice as likely to have basic reading skills
on November 17, 2022
Racism and discrimination against children based on their ethnicity, language and religion, are rife in countries across the world, according to a new report by the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, ahead of World Children’s Day on Sunday.
Today, Kenya, along with the rest of the Horn of Africa, is experiencing one of the worst droughts in 40 years. Over 4.35 million Kenyans are going hungry while over 942,000 children require urgent treatment for acute malnutrition.
In most cases, child labour persists in regions which perform poorly across socio-economic indicators including education, employment and income
The study by think tank Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy says educational gaps were worst for kids with prior disadvantages in terms of access to study materials, devices & internet.
Violence against children starts early and follows them into adolescence, a new regional UNICEF report finds
on October 31, 2022