October 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Cambodian government on Wednesday released the findings of a survey showing the magnitude of violence against children throughout the country. Cambodia's Violence Against Children Survey, the first survey of its kind in East Asia and the Pacific region, was conducted in 2013 by the National ...[read more]
July 3, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
According to a report issued by the UN on Tuesday, children continued to be victims of violence and military recruitment in 23 conflict zones around the world in 2013. Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui condemned the abuses, particularly ...[read more]
May 8, 2014
by Addison Morris
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday released a report detailing the crimes against humanity that have been fueled by South Sudan's conflict. The report, entitled "Nowhere Safe: Civilians Under Attack in South Sudan," documents the ethnically-motivated violence that has led to the targeted ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Bradley McAllister
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) issued a report on Monday describing horrific attacks against children that have occurred in the Central African Republic (CAR) in the last month. The UNICEF report stated that at least 16 children have been killed and 60 injured since the outbreak of ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
While the Syrian conflict began during the Arab Spring of 2011, it was fueled by decades of political oppression. On March 6, 2011, schoolchildren, inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Libya, graffitied anti-Bashir al-Assad messages on several buildings in Daraa. After Syrian police arrested the ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
While the Syrian conflict began during the Arab Spring of 2011, it was fueled by decades of political oppression. On March 6, 2011, schoolchildren, inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Libya, graffitied anti-Bashir al-Assad messages on several buildings in Daraa. After Syrian police arrested the ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Maureen Cosgrove
UN experts on Tuesday urged the US House of Representatives to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which expired in 2011. The bill is intended to increase protections for Native American and Alaskan Native women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victims, and immigrant victims and ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Max Slater
Syrian forces are sexually abusing men, women and children who have been detained during the ongoing conflict, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Friday. HRW interviewed more than a dozen former Syrian detainees who were sexually assaulted by either the Syrian army or pro-government militias known ...[read more]
June 8, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon submitted a report on Wednesday to the UN Security Council concerning the situation of children affected by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. The report concluded that the LRA still poses a threat to children and civilians, leading 45,000 people to leave ...[read more]
October 21, 2011
by John Paul Putney
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights for the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Richard Falk called Thursday, called for better guidelines on the treatment of Palestinian youth arrested by the Israeli military. in a report to the General Assembly's human rights committee, Falk expressing concern about ...[read more]

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