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14 Nov 2019
Facebook (and Instagram) removed millions of posts between July and September because they break their hate speech and child exploitation guidelines: 11.6 million posts due to child sexual exploitation, 7 million for hate speech violations, 5.2 for...
07 Nov 2019
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Compared to 1989, the infant mortality rate has been reduced by 50%. But each year, more than 5 million still die from preventable causes. Terre des hommes...
29 Oct 2019
‘Sharing sexual images is a normalised aspect of dating for children and young people,’ concludes the eSafety Commissioner's (Australian Government Agency for Online Protection) Report. The full report focuses on the attitudes and motivations of...
24 Oct 2019
National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators and Rapporteurs from 42 countries across the Council and Europe and OSCE region, met on 22–23 October 2019, to discuss, among other things, the protection of child victims. Valiant Richey, OSCE Special...
17 Oct 2019
The first child rights 101 for politicians and political campaign organisers has been released! The new Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation publication draws attention to how children’s rights are violated in political campaigns and events, and makes...
17 Oct 2019
New political guidelines by the Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation offers guidance and personal assistance to politicians in respecting children's rights. The use of children in political campaigns can be prevented. Any party or politician who...
11 Oct 2019
Since 2012, 11 October has been officially recognized as the International Day of Girls. According to the United Nations, ‘the day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the...
09 Oct 2019
On 8 October 2019, the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, a document of unprecedented reach, was presented at the UN General Assembly by the independent expert, Manfred Nowak. Terre des hommes (Tdh) actively contributed by collecting...
08 Oct 2019
Between 1.3 and 1.5 million children are deprived of liberty worldwide, according to a new UN report. For this study, the children's aid organisation Terre des hommes collected testimonies from 274 children and adolescents. The majority of them have...
08 Oct 2019
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has prepared a submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on children’s right to a healthy environment, in advance of its 2020 annual meeting on this topic. The impact of environmental...

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