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Children’s Rights

Below are articles on various aspects of children’s rights, as defined in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Recent Posts on Children’s Rights

Getting It Right With Our Rights

  The process of arrest, trial and sentencing can be an extremely frightening experience for a child and if not handled with care and sensitivity can be seriously damaging.  At present, violations of children’s rights occur in the following instances: not informing a child the grounds of arrest and his right...Read More »

Workshop on Working with Children for UNHCR

  On October 1st, 2015, Voice of the Children conducted a workshop on Working with Children for staff of UNHCR. This half-day workshop focused on providing techniques and tips to help facilitate a more child-centered interaction when engaging with children. Participants of the workshop were brought through an interactive session designed to provide...Read More »

Legal Training Workshop: Child & Youth Justice Within the Malaysian Legal System

From 29th November 2015 till 1st December 2015, Voice of the Children in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Registrar, Federal Court of Malaysia conducted a legal training workshop on Child and Youth Justice Within the Malaysian Legal System. The training was conducted in Melaka for about 40 sessions...Read More »

Report on the 5th International Assembly

by Sumithra V. Ananthan Last month we were invited by Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns to a workshop entitled “Children In the Midst of Corporate Globalization: Issues and Challenges.” Salinlahi is an alliance of organizations and institutions advocating for the rights and welfare of children in Philippines This workshop was part of...Read More »

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis

By Jeremy Wilson – Research Coordinator | Same Skies* In May 2015, hundreds of Rohingya asylum seekers found themselves stranded in the Bay of Bengal after being abandoned by people smugglers. A recent crackdown on people smuggling in Thailand had disrupted long established trafficking routes1. Consequently, smugglers started a new trend...Read More »

Music with a cause- Bentley Music Academy: Children and Youth Discovery

Come join us for a benefit concert featuring the Bentley Music Academy Children & Youth Discovery Orchestra. Date: 21st Nov 2015 Time: 6:30pm – 8pm Venue: Level 4, Bentley Music Academy Wisma Bentley, Mutiara Damansara Entry by Donation: RM100/pass Performers are given two free passes each via BMA (only 30 passes available on a first come first...Read More »

Is it a boy? Is it a girl? Does it really matter?

By thency “Is it a boy or a girl? A girl? Oh got to get her the lovely pink dress I saw. “ “There, there little one. Boys are strong and should not cry! Don’t be such a girl!” “Don’t be such a softy. Man up!” “Oh look! Such pretty ‘girl legos’ “ “Little girls...Read More »

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