On 18 July 2014, members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), friends and supporters will gather at the Israeli Consulate in downtown Chicago to mourn collectively and individually the deaths of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Operation Brother’s Keeper and Operation Protective Edge. 387 more words
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Much of the child-protection framework in Jamaica exists as a result of the country’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The… 2,502 more words
A Receding Tide in the Face of a Swelling Wave: Current human rights violations faced by the Sama Dilaut of The Philippines and Malaysia and breaches of international human rights law
‘If we are to be taken out of the water, we would die… we don’t know how to make any livelihood on land. It is as if we couldn’t breathe if we are out of the water…’ … 5,844 more words
Last week’s Queen’s Speech promised “A serious crime bill will be brought forward to tackle child neglect“. If you weren’t paying full attention to Her Majesty, you could have misconstrued the announcement to mean the arrival of progressive social policies geared to fighting child neglect such as the introduction of a family living wage; state education truly free for all (and therefore no charges for books and other equipment and free meals, field trips and theatre excursions for all); family subsidies for basics like water, fuel, TV licences and the Internet; and initiatives to close the gap between the financial support social services give to families of children in need (called Section 17 payments, as the power to give cash handouts is in… 654 more words
The first installment of a three-part series of web articles covering initiatives and themes deliberated by member states during the 2014 Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Board, held at United Nations Headquarters, focuses on achievements made, and progress still needed, for Africa’s children.