UAE Child Rights Law Contains Controversial Breastfeeding Clause

In January, the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates drafted a law to protect children’s rights. Controversy has arisen over recent months because of a clause that mandates …

Amanda LubitUAE Child Rights Law Contains Controversial Breastfeeding Clause

Japan’s Institutions Fail the Country’s Most Vulnerable Children

Human Rights Watch released the report Without Dreams: Children in Alternative Care in Japan assessing the impact these care facilities have upon children who live there. As of 2013, more …

Amanda LubitJapan’s Institutions Fail the Country’s Most Vulnerable Children

Senegalese Laws Endanger Lives of Young Girls

Senegal’s abortion laws regularly deny young rape victims permission for abortions. These laws revictimize these girls by forcing them to either carry unwanted and risky pregnancies to term, or seek …

Amanda LubitSenegalese Laws Endanger Lives of Young Girls

More Than 100 Schoolgirls Abducted in Nigeria

More than 100 female students have been abducted from a school in the state of Borno in northeastern Nigeria. Militant Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram is suspected to have caused …

Carla DrumhillerMore Than 100 Schoolgirls Abducted in Nigeria

FIFA Ruling Increases Inclusion of Girls and Women in Football

In March 2013, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced its long-awaited decision allowing both male and female players to wear religious head coverings in international football competitions. This decision …

Amanda LubitFIFA Ruling Increases Inclusion of Girls and Women in Football

Creative Programs Keep Myanmar’s Children in School

Myanmar is currently pursuing an aggressive course of education reform and restructuring, including reopening universities and investing in higher education. But one of the country’s greatest challenges as it moves …

Alex LeedomCreative Programs Keep Myanmar’s Children in School

Senegal’s Major Problem With Forced Child Begging

While Senegal has attempted to address some of its huge number of impoverished families with healthcare funding, many of its children are still suffering in school. Human Rights Watch reported …

Alex LeedomSenegal’s Major Problem With Forced Child Begging

Bilingual Educational System in Morocco Frustrates, Disadvantages Students

Morocco has recently undertaken a concerted program of education reform—taking loans from the World Bank for development, founding an education and training center for women, and creating a plan to …

Alex LeedomBilingual Educational System in Morocco Frustrates, Disadvantages Students