Child law centre loses SCA bid to have identities protected after child turns 18

2018-10-01 13:20

Media houses may continue to name children involved in criminal cases after they turn 18 and 'become adults', whether they be victims, witnesses or offenders, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

Gender bias kills 240 000 infant girls in India every year - study

2018-05-15 11:41

Almost a quarter-of-a-million girls younger than five years old die in India every year due to neglect resulting from society's preference for sons, a gender discrimination study has found.

Discrimination against girls worsens in SA - KidsRights Index 2017

2017-05-16 08:24

Discrimination against girls, HIV/Aids-affected children and those with albinism has worsened in South Africa, according to the annual KidsRights Index.

Rape, abuse, death of girls at Guatemala home burned by fire

2017-03-22 15:47

The fire that killed 40 girls at the Virgen de la Asunción Safe Home started when ringleaders took a match to a foam mattress to protest the abuse they had suffered there, but their hell at the government-run shelter began long before the inferno.

Owner of 'unsuitable' orphanage to fight closure

2017-03-02 17:42

The distraught owner of the Mpumalanga Christian Centre, Esther Nkosi, says she would rather die than close the centre that caters to over 80 homeless orphans.

UN urges greater investment in world's 10-year-old girls

2016-10-21 09:30

The UN population agency has urged greater investment in 10-year-old girls, saying that what happens at that age can determine their futures and impact the world.


US authorities abandon 'zero-tolerance' for immigrant families

2018-06-26 12:11

The Trump administration has scaled back a key element of its zero-tolerance immigration policy amid a global uproar over the separation of more than 2 300 migrant families, halting the practice of turning over parents to prosecutors for charges of illegally entering the country.

Children must not be at risk during Palestinian protest - UN

2018-03-27 06:42

The UN envoy for the Middle East urged restraint as he raised concern about children at risk during Palestinian protests starting this week near the Gaza-Israel border.

Germany to annul and ban foreign child marriages

2017-04-05 11:28

Germany's cabinet has planned to agree to a ban on child marriages after the recent mass refugee influx brought in many couples where one or both partners were aged under 18.

Orphanage children flee as department comes knocking

2017-03-14 15:17

More than 20 children from Ma Esther's Safe Haven Orphanage are allegedly back on the streets after the Department of Social Development visited the unregistered home

Do you smoke in the car while driving kids? It’s illegal in SA…

2016-12-05 13:21

A new law comes into force in Scotland banning smoking in cars when children are present. Did you know you can be fined for smoking while your children are in your vehicle in SA?

Is this school breeding racism?

2015-02-02 11:13

“It’s not because we would like to segregate the whites, it’s just because of friends. Children are able to make friends with children of their culture.”

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