KidsRights news

  1. Empowering children to speak out: KidsRights granted special consultative status at the United Nations

    KidsRights is honored to have officially been granted special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This was decided at the United Nations in New York. The status enables KidsRights to accelerate her work on children’s rights.
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  2. KidsRights Index 2017: violence and discrimination against children global concern

    International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University Rotterdam have today published the KidsRights Index 2017, the annual global ranking which charts countries’ performance records concerning children’s rights. Its scope is truly unique, as the Index collects data from various reputable sources and identifies global themes and trends in the children’s rights arena.
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  3. The KidsRights School Summit: Empowering youth in New York to be changemakers

    KidsRights proudly looks back at the KidsRights School Summit that took place on May 1st at the New York Public Library. The Summit celebrated the impact of the newly developed KidsRights Children’s Rights Curriculum, that was piloted in recent months at selected High and Middle Schools in New York.
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  4. Exhibition ‘The International Children’s Peace Prize’ in the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam

    On April 14th ‘The International Children’s Peace Prize’ exhibition of KidsRights opens in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. The exhibition premieres in Amsterdam alongside the World Press Photo 2017 and will travel to various locations worldwide.
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  5. KidsRights receives donation from Dutch National Postcode Lottery

    KidsRights is very proud and grateful to welcome a one-time donation from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery to promote the rights and wellbeing of very vulnerable children. Thanks to the support of 2.8 million loyal members, the Dutch National Postcode Lottery is able to donate 341 million euro to charities.
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  6. Promoting the power of youth at the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

    The 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates took place from February 2 to 5, 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia. The Summit is internationally recognized as the most important annual event in the field of peacemaking, attracting Nobel Peace Laureates, high-profile leaders, organizations, students, and professors from around the globe.
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  7. Call to nominations 2017 is open!

    Each year the International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded to a brave child who has demonstrated the skill and determination necessary to personally improve the rights of children. They deserve the recognition and a global platform to continue their work on an international scale. We therefore call upon individuals and organizations worldwide to nominate eligible children or youths. 
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  8. KidsRights teams up with Nobel Peace Laureate Satyarthi for children’s rights

    On December 10 and 11 2016, KidsRights, together with Nobel Peace Laureates, leaders, children, and youth from around the world, gathered in New Delhi to end violence against children. The Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit 2016 convened to call for the urgent need to act for children’s rights.
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  9. Kehkashan Basu from the United Arab Emirates wins International Children’s Peace Prize 2016

    Sixteen-year-old Kehkashan Basu from the United Arab Emirates is the 2016 winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize. Today, she was presented with the prestigious award for her fight for climate justice and against environmental degradation. Kehkashan received the prize from Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus in the presence of the world press and many prominent guests.
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  10. Advancing youth rights at the United Nations

    KidsRights is a proud contributor to the first United Nations (UN) Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, on the role of youth in public decision-making, which took place on November 21 and 22. Together with KidsRights Youngster Chaeli Mycroft (22), the UN and partner organizations, KidsRights emphasized the right of youth to contribute to human rights and sustainable development.
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  11. KidsRights announces finalists for International Children’s Peace Prize 2016

    Today, on the eve of Universal Children’s Day, KidsRights has announced the three finalists for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2016. From a record number of 120 international entries, the Expert Committee chose Divina from Cameroon, Kehkashan from the United Arab Emirates and Muzoon from Syria.
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  12. KidsRights requests immediate prosecution of war crimes against children in Syria

    KidsRights calls upon the United Nations (UN) Security Council to immediately allow for the prosecution of war crimes against children in Syria. KidsRights denounces the restraint of the Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC), providing the Court with the required jurisdiction for the effective investigation and prosecution of war crimes against children in Syria.
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