The internet is now 30 years old, making it the same age as the key formulation of children’s rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In the intervening years, our understanding of...Read more
Monday was Data Privacy Day, celebrated annually to raise awareness about people’s rights and good practice when it comes to data protection and privacy. Here, the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Rishita Nandagiri, Professor Sonia Livingstone and Mariya...Read more
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In The Netherlands, the Children’s Rights Tour revealed children growing up in difficult circumstances feel they are insufficiently seen and supported. This is according to the Dutch Children’s Ombudswoman Margrite Kalverboer findings.
At least 1,700 children and...Read more
Children are being left out of decisions about the environments created around them, when really, their needs should be at the heart of them.
In the UK, children are becoming less healthy – physically and mentally...Read more
‘The Voices of Children’ is a short documentary film created by an international team of educators and filmmakers. The 23-minute film is a call to action to create a more inclusive and complex conception of...Read more
With the largest survey measuring the well-being of children and young people in care, the Bright Spots programme helps local authorities better understand what life in care is like for children. Making it possible to identify and...Read more
Francesco Tonucci, Kevin Lynch and Roger Hart are key figures that have played a significant role in the Child Friendly Cities Initiative. In this article, Irene Quintáns provides a brief overview of their work and...Read more
‘Shaping urbanization for children’ is a free UNICEF handbook for child-responsive urban planning. The handbook demonstrates what is possible and attainable through child-responsive, area-based and community-led planning, in a local context.
The handbook answers three questions: why planning...Read more
The Vice Mayor of Quezon City Joy Belmonte seeks to ensure the city is child-friendly. Part of her plan involves discussions with other stakeholders to make certain the rights of children are being protected in the...Read more
Canadian kids might not be doing as well as we think they are, according to the recent report, Raising Canada from the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary and Children First...Read more
Hundreds of children’s rights experts from across the globe have this week been in Vienna for the 9th Child in the City World Conference
This bi-annual event was held over three days, bringing together a...Read more
Global children’s rights advocate Child in the City has unveiled a new expert scientific committee, who will be responsible for the content and programming of future events.
It’s the first step in the restructuring of the...Read more
Norway and Iceland lead Europe’s domination of a worldwide ranking index, which measures how countries deliver on their obligations to improve the rights of the child.
Jointly published by the KidsRights foundation and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the...Read more
In order to provide equal opportunities for all children, the City of Vienna launched the “Förderung 2.0“ programme in 2014. It offers free learning support for pupils aged 6 to 14 years and thereby reduces the parents’...Read more
England’s Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield is concerned that removing the EU’s rights charter from British law after Brexit could seriously impact on children’s rights.
This week sees the return to the UK parliament of the EU...Read more
Families receiving food stamps get their benefits once a month. A few weeks later, kids’ test scores tick up. The pattern, revealed by a new study of thousands of North Carolina families, suggests that the...Read more