Child Protection

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Save the Children calls for end to corporal punishment in Afghanistan after death of a high school student

November 6, Kabul – Save the Children is urging the Afghan government to properly enforce its corporal punishment ban following reports that a high school student died after facing violence at school. The reported incident took place in the northern Afghan province of Balk.

“This is a tragic, heartbreaking situation in which a child has died after reportedly facing violence at school, a place where children should be safe and protected, not fearing for their lives,” Save the Children Country Director in Afghanistan, Onno van Manen said.

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Monday 23 October 2017

High-level meeting aims to urgently accelerate action to end child marriage in West and Central Africa

Hosted by the Government of Senegal, the High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage brings together key actors to agree on tangible steps toward ending the practice for good.

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Thursday 19 October 2017

Save the Children statement on today’s ruling in the EU Parliament Committee to reform the Dublin Regulation

Today’s move by the European Parliament is an important first step in reforming a system that has left far too many vulnerable children and families stranded in countries like Greece and Italy and left them unable to re-join their families, friends and communities elsewhere in Europe.

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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Rohingya camps a 'child protection disaster waiting to happen,' with more than 450,000 children out of school

Overcrowding, a lack of schooling and widespread desperation among the Rohingya in camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are putting children at an alarming risk of exploitation and abuse, Save the Children has warned.

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Monday 18 September 2017

Alarming spike in number of Syrian refugee children out of school, exposing thousands to child marriage and exploitation

Refugee children have lost almost 700 million days of school in the last year despite pledges at UNGA to get them back in the classroom.

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