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Child Participation
Meet Miga, a child rights activist from Mongolia

Today, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights are hosting a follow-up meeting to last year’s successful Day of General Discussion on...

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A journey from the streets to Lord’s – a journey no less than a dream! 

Over 2 million children are living on India’s streets – with little access to education, clean water, sanitation and nutrition. Nearly 80% of street children don’t even have a legal identity and 70...

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Save the Children shields education from attack at International Safe Schools conference

Last week, government delegations from almost 100 states, and over 50 organisations from the UN, civil society and academia gathered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain to discuss steps to ensure better...

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Save the Children India gets children to set the agenda for General Elections 2019

India is the world’s largest democracy and in a few weeks, will hold its General Elections. The pace of the 2019 General Elections is already building up with various political parties forming...

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Facing sexual violence in Huánuco, Peru

Jhamshary makes a difference...

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Priyanka – defender of children’s rights

18-year-old Priyanka is in tenth grade in Meherpur, Bangladesh. She can confidently say that after finishing her final exams next year, she will be the first member of her family to go to college....

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From Nigeria to the UNGA, girl champion Maryam campaigns to end child marriage

In West and Central Africa, girls are amongst the most excluded and vulnerable groups, often faced with gender-based injustice, These often lead to to life-changing consequences such as unequal...

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What can we learn from campaigns run by the world’s children and young people?

Save the Children’s Patrick Watt reports back from some INGO soul searching on ‘Engaging a New Generation’...

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Taking the cause of girls' rights to public on International Day of the Girl

It is tragic that girls are one of the most marginalised groups in Pakistani society. Did you know that 12.4 million girls are out of school and approximately 21% of the girls in Pakistan are...

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International day of the Girl: let’s celebrate a girl who's rewriting the future

Education is a potential game-changer for gender equality. It can provide a critical foundation for girls’ empowerment, set them on a pathway to meaningful employment and economic independence, and...

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Girls’ rights in Kosovo: A blog by Trina, our girl delegate

Trina Hoti is 17 years old, was born in and lives in Prishtina, the capital city of Kosovo. She is currently a girl delegate at the European Week of Action for Girls in Brussels where she is...

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Every Voice Counts: UN Puts Spotlight on Children as Human Rights Defenders

Co-authored by Lena Ingelstam and Ulrika Cilliers, Save the Children, Tor Hodenfield, CIVICUS, and Beatrice Schulter, Child Rights Connect...

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