US: Senate Should Reject EARN IT Act

Click to expand Image A view of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on May 28, 2020. © 2020 Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA via AP Images (Washington, DC) – The United States Senate Judiciary Committee should reject a proposed law that would jeopardize privacy and free expression rights without effectively protecting children from online sexual […]

Greece: Move Migrant Children to Safety

Expand A child places his hands on a fence as Greek police officers stand guard at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees in Greece. © 2016 Reuters/Marko Djurica (Athens) – Greek authorities should free the 276 unaccompanied migrant children currently detained in police cells and detention centers in Greece, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to […]

Afghan Activists Exposing Child Abuse Detained

Expand Afghan police officers search a vehicle at a checkpoint on the Ghazni highway, in Maidan Shar, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo/Rahmat Gul When allegations of widespread sexual abuse of children surface, it’s supposed to be the perpetrators who get investigated and taken into custody. But not in […]

Spread the Progress on Children’s Rights to All

November 20, 2019 Video Children Know Their Rights Over the past three decades, every country in the world – except the United States – has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, committing to help children thrive and protect them from exploitation and abuse. Today is World Children’s Day, marking 30 […]

Massachusetts State Senate Votes to Ban Child Marriage

Expand Massachusetts child marriage survivor Tammy Monteiro joins coalition members in a chain-in protest to end child marriage at the Massachusetts State House.  © 2019 Steph Solis/MassLive Yesterday, the Massachusetts State Senate unanimously voted in favor of Senate Bill S.2294 to ban child marriage in the state. After each senator said “yes,” the public gallery, […]

Iran: 2 Child Offenders Executed

Expand Mehdi Sohrabifar (blue background) and Amin Sedaghat (white background) were executed on April 25, 2019.    © Private (Beirut) – The execution of two children in southern Iran is an abhorrent violation of Iran’s human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 25, 2019, authorities in Adel Abad prison in Shiraz, Fars […]

Marching to End Child Marriage in Massachusetts

Expand Protesters from Unchained at Last speak in front of the Massachusetts State House in Boston to end child marriage in Massachusetts, May 2017.  © 2017 Unchained at Last/Facebook Today, I’ll join the Women’s March in Boston to demand an end to child marriage in Massachusetts.  My two grandmothers were both child brides in Trinidad […]

A Child Bride’s Attempted Suicide in Lebanon

The tragic situation of the 16-year-old child bride who attempted suicide should prompt Lebanon&rsquos parliament to finally pass a law ending child marriage in the country. Expand The parliament building in downtown Beirut, Lebanon October 27, 2016.&nbsp &copy 2016 Reuters Media and other reports repeat the girl leaped in the roof of her parents&rsquo house […]