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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

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 »

Stop Child Trafficking: How to identify/recognize the warning signs

by Sumithra V.Ananthan It had recently emerged that a day care center operating at two premises in Taman Tasik Puteri, Rawang and Kampung Nakhoda, Selayang had been the hub of a child trafficking syndicate. A police raid had uncovered 21 pregnant women and a newborn baby living in cramped conditions. Investigations...Read More »

Rohingya’s Refugee Children

By Natalie Varnham   In mid-May, Malaysia, along with the rest of the world, looked on in despair at the thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded out at sea on our boarders. Amongst the photos of overcrowded boats peered the faces of children, in need of a safe home. Eventually the plea for entry...Read More »

Summary Report: UNICEF Consultation with Civil Society Organisations

By Sumithra V. Ananthan On Aug 12, 2015, UNICEF conducted a consultation with 30 civil society organisations (CSOs) as part of the development of the Country Programme Action Plan 2016-2020. The objectives of the consultation were to: Continue to build on the partnerships with UNICEF and bring in new perspectives Develop a picture...Read More »

‘Stateless: Forgotten Children screening at Pisco Bar and Restaurant

By Natalie Varnham “An enjoyable yet thought-provoking evening for an important issue”  Thursday 20th August, Voice of the Children held a fundraising screening of their film ‘Stateless: Forgotten Children’. The film addresses the issues faced by stateless persons in Malaysia, and follows three individuals that encounter daily challenges caused by their current...Read More »

Cyber Bullied Via Facebook

By Joel Mitchel Kanny In 2013, when I was in Year 8 in an International School in Subang, I became an unwitting victim of cyber bullying. Looking at my peers then I was excited about having my own Facebook page and although my parents were quite sceptical about it; they nevertheless...Read More »

Legal Training with YBGK Lawyers

Legal Training with Lawyers from YBGK Selangor VoC conducted its 5th legal training of lawyers on The Child and Youth Justice System in Malaysia on May 23rd and 24th in Selangor. Once again Dr. Farah Nini Dusuki facilitated the very interactive participants who engaged in very enriching discussions on child justice....Read More »

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