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Despite a difficult year, here are 10 areas of progress for children's rights during 2023.
“Governments can make changes with the stroke of a pen that would open classroom doors to refugee children.”
All children have the right to quality education without discrimination, regardless of their immigration or refugee status. https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/13/refugee-forum-drop-bureaucratic-barriers-education @billvanesveld
In 2020, a Michigan judge sent a 15-year old girl to detention for failing to do her homework. But GOOD NEWS: a new Michigan law signed yesterday aims to keep young people out of the court system & provide community-based help.
Children of Afghanistan deserve hope for the future
Brutality against a child is one of the worst acts imaginable. Today the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor pledged to do more to hold perpetrators to account. A strong signal to other international accountability processes, too. @IntlCrimCourt
Italy is erasing #lesbian moms from their children's birth certificates.
Part of a broader state attack on the rights of #LGBT families, 33 children in northern #Italy are having their birth certificates reissued with one parent's name missing.
Monday at #HRC53: Looking forward to this great panel on how we can strengthen the right to free education and why it's so important. With @srpoverty @dsengeh @UNESCO @MalalaFund @hrw, SR on right to education.
UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres has failed Palestinian children again. From 2015-2020, the UN attributed over 6,700 child casualties to Israeli forces. He has just verified 975 more in 2022. Yet he still omits Israel from his "list of shame."
Every child belongs in school - no matter their gender, country or means
It’s their right & vital for society's wellbeing
But 🌎 crises are forcing 1 in 10 into child labour
On #WorldDayAgainstChildLabour, I urge Govts: protect free/compulsory education for all
Today, members of US Congress are introducing legislation to help address the longstanding problem of child labor on US farms. Their move, on #NoChildLabour Day, comes as the US grapples with a rise in child labor. More from @MargaretWurth: