Rights / Gender
Child Rights
New York, Jan 15 (IBNS): Some Member States have fallen short of offering a better future to children who continue to die prematurely or fall victim to poverty, trafficking and slavery, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday. more
Rising human trafficking takes on ‘horrific dimensions’: almost a third of victims are children

New York: A new UN report published on Monday shows that human trafficking is on the rise and taking on “horrific dimensions”, with sexual exploitation of victims the main dri ...

Pakistani ministers seeks international cooperation to reduce child sexual abuse

Islamabad:  Pakistani Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has called for more cooperation internationally to reduce crimes related to child sexual abuse.  

Children suffering ‘atrocities’ as number of countries in conflict hits new peak: UNICEF

New York:  The world “has failed” to sufficiently protect children caught up in conflict and millions more are at risk of harm, the United Nations Children’s Fund ( ...

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid says ignoring the Pakistani origin of UK pedophiles will encourage extremists

London: In a candid remark, British home secretary Sajid Javid has said ignoring the ethnicity of pedophiles in the UK, most of whom he said are of Pakistani origin, will only encourage e ...

Iraq: Over 150,000 children endangered by ‘freezing’ temperatures, warns UNICEF

New York: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has ramped up efforts to provide warm clothes and life-saving supplies to more than 150,000 displaced children across northern ...

Suffering of thousands of war-affected Syrian children ‘unprecedented and unacceptable’

New York,Well over 7,000 child casualties in Syria’s brutal armed conflict have been verified over the last five years, but this is just “the tip of the iceberg,” the Un ...

‘Dire consequences’ for a million children in the Middle East, North Africa, as funding dwindles

New York,  Amidst a $33 million funding shortfall, plunging temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa pose a major threat to children in the region, the UN Children’s Fu ...

Children in Lake Chad Basin attend school with help from UN-backed fund

New York,  3.5 million children living in the Lake Chad Basin in Africa’s Sahel region do not have access to education according to the UN-backed Education Cannot Wait fund.

Refugee and migrant children losing over 1.8 million school days, every day – UN report

New York,  Migrant and refugee children to face incredible hardships attending schools and accessing education, a new United Nations report released on Tuesday has revealed, highligh ...