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Article 7 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child concerns the right to a legal identity and nationality for children.
Article 6 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child says that children have a right to life.
Article 5 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child requires governments to respect the rights and responsibilities of families.
Article 4 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child requires governments to review their laws to safeguard children's rights
Article 3 of the CRC says that adults should keep the best interests of children in mind while making decisions, such as setting budget priorities, for example.
Article 2 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child says that all children should be treated fairly, regardless of gender or where they live.
It was two years ago that I lost my dear friend and partner in filmmaking Robin Romano. Much has happened in those two years that Robin would have appreciated. Children's human rights took center stage with the election of Kailash Satyarthi and Malala as last year's Nobel Peace Laureates.
2:40pm on Sunday, October 25th at the United Nations Association Film Festival, CERAS Building, 520 Galvez Mall, Palo Alto, CA. We'd love to see you there!
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We are failing to address a public health crisis in the United States - and it's not just because we can't seem to enact gun control measures.
A lovely short film by photojournalist Sydney Combs on a community of Maasai women, who are supporting each other in starting small businesses to feed their families.
Our current policies shortchange families and harm the development of young children.
More of Robin Romano's photographs of children around the world.
U.R. (Robin) Romano (1956-2013) had a rare gift of being able to reveal a child's spirit in his photography. These are some of his best shots, capturing children from around the world.
Calling a teenager who is being exploited for sex a child prostitute reinforces the pimp's message of her worthlessness. The LA County Sheriff's Department has been working to reframe the problem and educate police officers and other county workers who come into contact with trafficked teenagers.
In 2014, 90,000 unaccompanied minors made the treacherous journey from Central America to the United States. No longer are people simply fleeing poverty, now they are fleeing for their lives.
The government of Uzbekistan still forces students, teachers, healthcare workers and public servants to pick cotton. Proceeds of the cotton harvest enrich a small group of Islam Karimov's friends.
We incarcerate children at a higher rate than any other developed country.
Syria's brutal civil war has sent young Syrians fanning out across Europe in search of safety.
The Philippine government is failing to protect children who dig and dive for gold in dangerous small-scale mines.
All but one of the world's nations have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. All but the United States. It's time to change that. Read the Unicef overview of the CRC.
Update to the 2014 Cotton Sourcing Snapshot report by the Responsible Sourcing Network
2014 report by the Responsible Sourcing Network on what companies are doing to keep Uzbek cotton picked with forced labor out of their supply chains.
Children's Defense Fund report showing how the nation could reduce child poverty by 60 percent and lift 6.6 million children out of poverty.