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COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

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Children living on the street to receive special focus

Children living on the street to receive special focus

The Committee on the Rights of the Child is developing a General Comment on Children in Street Situations. The Comment, which is a comprehensive review of how the Convention on the Rights of the Child can be applied to children living on the street, was prompted by a recommendation of a report by the UN Human Rights Office and the Consortium for Street Children.
10 April 2015
“For their Sake”: Portraits of Palestinian women refugees from Syria

“For their Sake”: Portraits of Palestinian women refugees from Syria

An online photo gallery gives insight on the lives and human rights situation of women Palestinian Refugees from Syria and their families.
28 November 2014
The slaves of today: UN action to provide redress and rehabilitation

The slaves of today: UN action to provide redress and rehabilitation

The UN Slavery Fund providing direct assistance to victims of contemporary forms of slavery appeals for additional donations to undertake its work.
30 October 2014
Supporting children with disabilities into mainstream schools in Moldova

Supporting children with disabilities into mainstream schools in Moldova

The UN Human Rights Office in Moldova assists parents who have children with disabilities to successfully campaign for places in mainstream schools and kindergartens.
13 October 2014
The UN was a refuge, veteran campaigner says

The UN was a refuge, veteran campaigner says

Human rights campaigner Estela de Carlotto called the United Nations a refuge for herself and her organization during its more than 30-year struggle. The organization, Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, is an Argentina-based NGO that works to locate and reunite children, taken from disappeared parents during the dictatorship, with remaining family.
2 October 2014
Protecting children’s rights in the digital age

Protecting children’s rights in the digital age

Children’s rights in the digital age are the focus of a day -long discussion organised by UN child rights committee.
16 September 2014
Child and forced marriage - manifestation of gender discrimination

Child and forced marriage - manifestation of gender discrimination

Human rights experts discuss the causes and challenges of child and forced marriage, and solutions to end and prevent that practice.
11 July 2014
Access to justice for children

Access to justice for children

“Access to justice is not only a fundamental right in itself, it is also a prerequisite for the protection and promotion of all other human rights,” said the UN Human Rights Deputy, Flavia Pansieri.
17 April 2014
Fighting FGM: Girls’ right to education versus traditional practices

Fighting FGM: Girls’ right to education versus traditional practices

One county in Liberia has succeeded in stopping Female Genital Mutilation practices by ensuring girls are not being pulled out of formal studies during the school year to attend ”bush schools".
7 February 2013
Ending corporal punishment of children

Ending corporal punishment of children

Child rights experts review global progress and challenges in achieving global prohibition of corporal punishment of children.
31 January 2013
Not a single girl should be forced to marry - UN experts

Not a single girl should be forced to marry - UN experts

The first International Day of the Girl Child denounces a slavery-like reality for victims of forced marriages worldwide.
12 October 2012
Children and the justice system

Children and the justice system

Addressing the Human Rights Council, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay says imprisonment of children should be considered only as a last resort.
26 March 2012
For children on the streets there are no soft pillows

For children on the streets there are no soft pillows

The UN Human Rights office convenes experts from many countries in the search for the most effective ways to help children living on the streets whose voices are seldom heard and whose rights are regularly abused with impunity.
17 November 2011
Seeking justice for children during and after armed conflict

Seeking justice for children during and after armed conflict

A UN publication examines how children can seek justice for violations suffered during armed conflict and explores the responsibility of children who have committed criminal acts while associated with an armed group.
7 October 2011
A torture victim’s fight for justice

A torture victim’s fight for justice

Farrukh Gapirov says the police in Kyrgyzstan tortured him. The UN Human Rights office in the country and a local NGO are assisting him in his quest for justice.
10 June 2011
Drive to protect children reaches milestone

Drive to protect children reaches milestone

Campaign to strengthen legal protection of children from sale, sexual exploitation and recruitment into armed conflict making progress after one year.
20 May 2011
Supporting the rights of children living in the street

Supporting the rights of children living in the street

Street children join the Human Rights Council to discuss the rights of children.
5 April 2011
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