Child Rights

The 'Other' World Cup

Kat Pugh | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Sport
Kat Pugh

The Street Child World Cup has competing boys and girls teams, it kicks off on Sunday 30th March in Rio, but unlike this Summer's event, it is the taking part that really does count as every single child participating has had a journey to get there and is already a winner.

Cinema on Wheels Lights Up Deep, Dark Senegal

Davinder Kumar | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
Davinder Kumar

The films give clear messages through simple stories. They range from highlighting the harms of children pulled out of school and forced into labour, to explaining how many diseases can be prevented by simply washing hands.

Aren't We Forgetting Someone?

Nigel Chapman | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK
Nigel Chapman

We tend to forget that birth registration is a critical life event and that a birth certificate can make or break a child's future. Later in life, a birth certificate can help protect a child against forced marriage, child labour, premature enlistment in the armed forces or, if accused of a crime, prosecution as an adult.

A Girl's Right to Learn Without Fear

Davinder Kumar | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Davinder Kumar

In Marcela's community, back home on the outskirts of San Salvador, girls dread going to school once they become adolescents. They are routinely haras...

End Violence Against Women and Girls

Davinder Kumar | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK
Davinder Kumar

Violence against women and girls is prevalent in all societies across the world. Estimates suggest that up to seven in ten women globally will be beaten, abused, raped or mutilated in their lifetimes - and most of this violence takes place in intimate relationships.

Rise of 'Bonsai' to Everest

Davinder Kumar | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

Early morning last Saturday, when most of us were fast asleep and the rest still rising from slumber, a young Bangladeshi woman quietly made history. At 9.30 am Nepal time, Nishat Mazumder conquered Everest. The 31-year-old became the first woman from Bangladesh to reach the highest point on the planet.

Children in a Legal Vacuum: International Child Abduction

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

Many of us take on work or studies in a foreign country, and some of us end up having a family with someone of a different nationality. But if the relationship breaks down, this type of globally mobile lifestyle brings new challenges for the family courts. Where do you file for a divorce? What about custody and visitation? What if the custody battle turns acrimonious?

Visible Children Few Want to See

Davinder Kumar | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

As the world marks the International Day for Street Children today, children in street situations serve as a grim reminder of how one of the most marginalised and vulnerable groups in the world continues to be deprived of their basic rights; failed by governments, institutions and societies.

India's Long-Distance Brides

Davinder Kumar | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK
Davinder Kumar

It is nearly five years since Sandhya got married to Dablu. It was a grand ceremony by all accounts involving music, singing and a feast where guests ...