These remarks were made at a Capitol Hill Briefing on 9/27/16 supporting legislation for a Financial Transaction Tax to raise revenues to invest in the unmet needs of children, at home and around the world.
Indigenous communities across the world are protesting the illegal appropriation of their land and water, including in the United States. Now, the International Criminal Court has announced a new focus on land grabbing as a crime against humanity.
According to Tristram Stuart, an international authority on food waste, the 40 million tons of food Americans waste each year (which includes retail, households and food services) could feed the world's hungry - every man, woman and child.
Each day in India, 180 children go missing, stolen and trafficked into child labor. Two out of three of them will never be found.
"If the sounds of gunshots were generated into song sales, Baltimore would’ve gone triple platinum by now." -Kondwani Fidel
In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces with veils and then successfully execute their work.
According to official figures, over 100,000 women and 50,000 children remain untraced across India. Rupa Devi and her two daughters are one of the latest missing person cases dismissed by local police.
Naresh Biswas, a community activist, has been working tirelessly with the Baigas of Baigachak for over two decades and has persuaded 700 families to return to their traditional farming and food cultures.
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The Environmental Protection Agency has signaled its intention to review and roll back key protections for children exposed to pesticides in American agriculture.
Poetry and personal testimony by children trying to regularize their immigration status.
Vincent Harding wrote that "the most authentic American dream is of a nation that does not yet exist, a transformed one whose complex richness we have occasionally sampled in harsh struggles for a new nation, one sometimes yearned for as “a more perfect union.”
Stakeholders in the movement to impose a financial transactions tax explain how it would work.
Juvenile Law Center today released a groundbreaking national report, Debtors’ Prison for Kids? The High Cost of Fines and Fees in the Juvenile Justice System.
The financial industry has cost the U.S. economy trillions of dollars in lost value and misallocation of resources, value that could have been invested in more socially useful ways.
The North America Regional Report ties together the ways that the travel sector and child sexual exploitation intersect, because sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism happens in the United States and Canada too.
Teenage children too young to legally buy a pack of cigarettes are getting exposed to nicotine while they work on US tobacco farms. The US government and tobacco companies should protect everyone under 18 from hazardous work in tobacco farming
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.
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.
Save the Children's first annual End of Childhood Index compares the latest data for 172 countries and assesses where the most and fewest children are missing out on childhoods.
The conventional view of Africa is that it is poor. In truth, far more money flows out of Africa than is paid in aid.
This report by the Dutch NGO SOMO looks into the relationship between wages and working conditions of adult workers and the extent to which their children attend school or are engaged in paid/unpaid work.
Around the world today, 50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced within their own countries. More than half – a shocking 28 million – have been uprooted by horrific conflicts.
The Australian Government is choosing to subject women, men and children to an elaborate and cruel system of abuse with a policy that is intentionally designed to harm people, as highlighted in the new report issued by Amnesty International, leaving refugees to rot on the stony island of Nauru offshore. The local population abuses them with impunity, and authorities have ignored numerous cases of self-harm and assault of children.
More than three people were killed a week in 2015 defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. Global Witness report On Dangerous Ground documented 185 killings across 16 countries.
Nigeria is the latest target of multinationals establishing palm oil plantations on community lands and nature preserves. This Friends of the Earth report details Wilmar International's blatant disregard of best practices in consulting communities.
The focus of the 2016 World Day Against Child Labour is on child labour and supply chains. This ILO brochure details what businesses are doing to clean up their supply chains.
2,018 young men who spent their formative teenage years in the UK care system have been sent back to Afghanistan over the past 9 years, often to very precarious and dangerous situations.
Since March 2014, RSN has been systematically monitoring what happens to former child asylum seekers who have been forcibly removed to Afghanistan after turning 18.
Humanitarian action is at the core of UNICEF’s work, encompassing effective preparedness, early response and recovery to save lives and protect child rights. Of particular interest is the section on funding shortfalls on page 11...