Children’s rights

Iran, Yemen, the United States: these countries which practice the death penalty for minor offenders

Iran, Yemen, and the United States are all countries that have the death penalty for minors. In Iran, the death penalty is mandatory for anyone convicted of murder, rape, or drug trafficking, and there is no minimum age for these…

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Forced marriage: a violation of children's rights

Forced marriage is a violation of children’s rights and is a serious human rights violation. Every year, thousands of girls and boys are forced into marriage. This is often done without their consent and against their will. Forced marriage is…

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Girls' right to education: an ongoing struggle around the world

In many parts of the world, girls face significant barriers to receiving an education. These barriers can take many forms, from financial barriers to cultural barriers. Lack of access to education can have a profound impact on a girl’s life,…

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Why are children's rights essential for sustainable development?

There can be no doubt that children’s rights are essential for sustainable development. The child is the father of the man, as the saying goes, and it is clear that the future of any society depends on its children. Sustainable…

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The International Convention on the Rights of the Child: the essentials to know

The International Convention on the Rights of the Child is an important document that sets out the basic human rights that every child is entitled to. The Convention was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989 and has…

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