General Comment on child rights, the environment and climate change: Frequently Asked Questions

The General Comment on child rights, the environment and climate change is a significant step towards holding governments accountable to uphold children’s rights and ensure children live in a clean, green, healthy and sustainable world. The General Comment will serve as authoritative guidance on how children’s rights are impacted by the environmental crisis and what […]

#MYPLANETMYRIGHTS and Global Action Month 2021 in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a region where biodiversity is one of the richest in the world. It is also in danger of massive biodiversity destruction caused by globalized capitalism, over-emphasis on economic development, expansion of genet­ically-modified crops, deregulated use of chem­icals in agriculture, proliferation of extractive industries and agro-business plantations, civil wars, lack of laws to protect […]

Joining Forces Alliance supports the gradual school reopening in COVID-19 low-risk areas in the Philippines

The Joining Forces Alliance (JFA), a global alliance of child-focused international non-government organizations advocating for a renewed commitment of governments to achieve the rights of children, commends and supports the efforts of the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DOH) in identifying 120 schools (100 public schools and 20 private schools) in […]

Call for Applications – Country Coordinator for Thailand

terre des hommes Germany (tdh Germany) Regional Office in Southeast Asia (ROSEA) announces a vacancy for the position of Country Coordinator for Thailand who will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the country operational plan, the accompaniment of projects and managing grants and funding support for project partners, the management of the country coordination […]

Statement of the Philippine Joining Forces Alliance on the safe delivery of health and education services for children

Children comprise a significant percentage of the Philippine population, specifically, they represent 38% of the 100,981,437 Filipinos.  Addressing their needs during this pandemic is therefore vital for the country’s successful track to recovery. The postponement of face-to-face classes and the shift to distance learning brought in additional hardships to the children, particularly to the 31.8% […]

Realising children’s right to a healthy environment

  This statement is made on behalf of the Child Rights Connect Working Group on child rights and the environment and the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative. No group is more vulnerable to environmental harm than children. The numbers are truly shocking. More than 1.7 million children under the age of five lose their lives every […]

MY PLANET – MY RIGHTS! Recognize children’s right to a healthy environment!

Every child has the right to a healthy environment. But, this is severely threatened! The global environmental crisis, climate change, extinction of species, plastic waste and water and air pollution massively endanger the chances of survival, especially of children: Every year 1.7 million children die before their fifth birthday from drinking contaminated water or breathing polluted […]

GROWTH OR GREED: Protection of rivers and rights in the face of development

The rivers of South-East Asia are vital for the livelihoods of millions of people in terms of domestic use, agriculture, industry and transport (Opperman, 2018). Against the backdrop of development of infrastructure that supports a more urbanised and inter-connected life in all of the partner countries there have been changes in the ecology and bio-diversity […]

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