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06 May 2019
In the world, 50-70 percent of children become victims of psychological, sexual and physical abuse, Aaron Greenberg, Senior Regional Advisor for Europe and Central Asia, Child Protection at UNICEF, said. Greenberg made the remarks during the...
24 Apr 2019
Self‐esteem is regarded as vital to children's social and cognitive development and emotional well‐being. Arts engagement may well be important in supporting children's self-esteem. To date, new research was conducted by Hei Wan Mak and Daisy...
12 Apr 2019
FutureLearn, an awarded platform for online learning is now offering a new online course, ‘Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children.’  The course focuses on the care and protection of unaccompanied and...
11 Apr 2019
EU and US asylum and immigration policies don’t work. According to the author of a Washington Post article, this is partly due to the fact that one of the most important groups affected by those policies – refugees – have not been consulted....
03 Apr 2019
Anisha Abraham, a paediatrician and teen health specialist, has observed an increasing number of overwhelmed and stressed children – some as young as 9 or 10 years old – and believes boredom could be in the interest of children. Extracurricular...
22 Mar 2019
Children have been protesting and calling governments to address climate change, with strikes organized around the world on 15 March. UN experts have voiced their support for these efforts to protect the environment by approving the Human Rights...
21 Mar 2019
Hippocampus is the part of the brain that is essential for memory and response to stress. The volume of hippocampal, one of the formations in hippocampus, is strongly associated with depression; people with lower level of hippocampal volume are more...
18 Mar 2019
According to a UN report released earlier this week, the number of reported sexual abuse allegations has increased compared to previous years; 25 allegations were made in 2017, while 203 allegations were made in 2018, of which 94 were against UN...
15 Mar 2019
Last year, Greta Thunberg, a teenager from Sweden, started the first school strike outside the Swedish parliament, urging the government to acknowledge climate change and take preventive action. The world slowly started paying attention, and pupils...
08 Mar 2019
The KidsRights Foundation awards the International Children's Peace Prize every year and is receiving nominations for this year's event. Participants can be boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18 from all over the world, with the main...

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