Global Initiative on Advancing Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment

Global Initiative on Advancing Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment Outcome Report for the Regional Expert Consultation for East Asia and the Pacific Bogor, Indonesia: 22-23 October 2019 The Global Initiative on Advancing Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment was launched in early 2019. The Initiative aims to build on positive progress made in connecting […]

The #NoPlastik! Program up and running in Indonesia!

Why plastic waste? “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” .  Terre des homes Germany launched and is strengthening – and as we speak expanding – its Environmental Child Rights action with its Indonesia partners this year. In 2018 terre des hommes and partners identified the issue […]

KALITAWHAN: Lowering MACR back to 9 will do more harm than protection

A statement on Lowering the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility KALITAWHAN Network is in disbelief and outraged that some lawmakers are considering lowering the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility (MACR) to 9-years old.  We believe that this is in direct contravention of the Philippine’s obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child […]

Consumption without Child Labor

According to the ILO, 152 million children between the ages of five and 17 years work. Among them, 72 million girls and boys are in dangerous work, such as in quarries or commercial plantations. They do night work or have far too long working hours. Consumption without child labor – tips for a fair purchase […]

Mekong youth voice: A voice at international forum

 Originally posted at the Mekong Youth Assembly website (June 24, 2018) As a young woman who always advocates for youth voice to protect Mekong river, Saroeurn Leakhena, a young activist traveled to attend the 8th World Water Forum  “Sharing Water” that was held from 18 – 23 March 2018 in Brasilia, Brazil,  to bring stories, concerns and the […]

Philippine Partners’ Statement Against Arbitrary Arrest of Minors

PHILIPPINES: The President ordered a directive to implement “Oplan Tambay” to round up “loiterers” in public spaces, including children in street situations. The intention for this may be well-meaning but these arbitrary arrests are not for the best interest of the children. Here is the statement of child rights advocates about the situation.  

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