The Secretary General of the OMCT, Gerald Staberock, addressed the World Congress on Juvenile Justice setting out the challenges that States and civil society face when trying to protect children from torture and ill-treatment.
With the number of undocumented families living in Sabah, thousands of children are rendered illiterate and poor and denied the right to education. Is this what we want for Sabah, wonders Linda Lumayag.
Sexual crime is often viewed as a women’s issue. But the reality is that it affects everyone, men, women and children, directly or indirectly. Prema Devaraj urges all of us to become advocates for child protection.
As the Asean Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) met in Jakarta last month, the Child Rights Coalition – Asia (CRC-Asia) put forward a raft of recommendations.
There would seem to be a difference between what the law states about children born out of wedlock and what is carried out administratively. Might it be a case of administrators punishing those who do not comply with society’s apparent moral code of conduct, wonders Ms Batik.