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10 million kids 'may never return to school' after coronavirus

Jul 13, 2020 - 8:45 AM

Save the Children says the economic fallout of the crisis could force an extra 90 to 117 million children into poverty, with a knock-on effect on school admissions

PRE-PANDEMIC SCHOOL. File photo of Corazon Aquino Elementary School students. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

As surrogacy booms, fears Ukraine becoming 'online baby store'

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:04 AM

In some cases parents discover they have no genetic link with children born to surrogates

Surge in child mortality forecast in pandemic-hit developing countries

May 13, 2020 - 11:20 AM

Poorer nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America could see an additional 1.2 million infants die over the period

A mother in Maguindanao, Philippines reads a COVID-19 leaflet as she waits for her child to be vaccinated. Photo from UNICEF Philippines

Saudi Arabia eliminates death penalty for minors

Apr 27, 2020 - 11:08 AM

'Instead, the individual will receive a prison sentence of no longer than 10 years in a juvenile detention facility,' the statement says

FLAG. Saudi Arabia's national flag flutters in the wind. Photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Preventing child sexploitation during lockdown and beyond

Apr 18, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Last year, the Department of Justice Office of Cybercrime received more than 600,000 tips of images and videos of naked, sexualized, and abused Filipino children

U.N. chief calls to protect children from coronavirus consequences

Apr 17, 2020 - 10:53 AM

Lockdown measures and increased global recession are fueling increased tensions within families, and 'children are both victims and witnesses of domestic violence and abuse,' Guterres says

PROTECTION. A boy, wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus, holds onto an electronic weighing machine at a market in Yangon on March 21, 2020. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Davao Badjaus get birth certificates through mobile registration

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:30 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Tambayan Center for Children's Rights says the mobile birth registration aims to assist the processing of birth certificates for 300 children from the Badjau community

[OPINION] Criminalization is not what we owe our children

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:46 AM

'It is unacceptable to tag a child as a criminal as if we adults and this society have no accountability for their action.'

Trump defends border policy as UN says childrens' rights violated

Jun 06, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the 'zero tolerance' policy is legal and necessary to deter the thousands of families crossing the border and asking for asylum each month

BORDER POLICY. The Trump administration defends its policy of separating illegal immigrant children from their parents. File photo by AFP

As Lumad groups protest, DepEd maintains schools are ‘zones of peace’

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones signs a new policy on the protection of children in armed conflict, which 'supersedes' the contested DepEd Order 221

THE CHIEF. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones holds a press conference on November 22. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Are minors now safe in the Philippines?

Nov 05, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Are minors now safe after President Duterte transferred drug operations from the PNP to PDEA?

Belgium set to give children the right to die

Feb 12, 2014 - 11:33 PM

Those in support of the law says children are capable of making the decision to die