when a poor family in Cambodia fell afoul of loan sharks, the mother asked her youngest daughter to take a job. But not just any job.
Children are regularly placed behind bars all throughout the world. More than a million are deprived of their freedom in this way.
Around the world, many children disappear each year and are not found.
Today, 153 million children worldwide are orphans. There are serious consequences for the rights and development of such children.
When a birth is not recognized and registered officially, the child is at risk of statelessness.
The International Convention on the Rights of the Child gives all children the right to a family.
Childhood is a period when the immune system is still being developed. This vulnerability explains the large number of diseases that affect children.
Adolescence is a period of change between childhood and adulthood.
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