The Child Rights Coalition Malaysia has released its inaugural report on the status of children’s rights in Malaysia.
One key issue identified in the report is a lack of access to birth registration for certain groups of marginalized and disadvantaged children. These children include children from the urban and...Read More »
Child rights NGOs held a consultation on October 30 to discuss the final draft of the civil society report on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
The summary report will be launched in December.
Among the areas included in the...Read More »
By Joti Kohli
Picture taken from Wikimedia Commons
Children’s rights have been clearly laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC was opened for signature on November 20, 1989, and entered into force on September 2, 1990.
With ratification...Read More »
As you may recall from the previous VoC Newsletter, we are part of an NGO coalition reporting on Malaysia’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Malaysian government will submit its report this year on how the country is doing with regard to children’s rights, and...Read More »
Last month the UN General Assembly adopted a new Optional Protocol for the Convention on the Rights of the Child that establishes a mechanism for children to make complaints that their rights have been violated. This is a significant step, as advocates — international and national NGO’s — have been...Read More »
What’s the difference between children’s rights and human rights? Does this mean that children are allowed to divorce their parents?
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international treaty that establishes human rights standards for children. Through the Convention, also known as the CRC,...Read More »