Category - children

  • March 8, 2014

    Three major British Churches have attacked the Government’s Child Poverty Strategy, saying that it fails to provide a credible plan to tackle the issue.

  • January 21, 2014

    Ahead of the Geneva 2 peace talks, humanitarian organisations and leaders have urged the protection of Syria’s children.

  • January 19, 2014

    A Yemeni delegation to the UN admits it has had to establish a counselling centre for children because of the traumatisation caused by US drone attacks.

  • December 29, 2013

    Vulnerable children who run away from home or care in England are more likely to ‘fall through the gaps’ because of new police definitions, says the Children’s Society.

  • December 21, 2013

    Christmas, when people who rarely enter a church often pay their annual visit, could be a time to challenge perceptions of Christianity. Unfortunately, says Symon Hill, we seem to respond to their arrival by singing some of the most badly written, incomprehensible and theologically dubious songs ever produced. Perhaps it's time to shred the carol sheet.

  • December 16, 2013

    Children as young as 13 are being detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain on a routine basis, said Amnesty International in a new briefing.

  • November 20, 2013

    A new photo gallery from Survival International highlights appallingly high levels of suicide and social breakdown amongst tribal children whose lands have been taken.

  • November 19, 2013

    With funding from the European Union, Christian Aid is launching a £1.2 million maternal and child health project in Narok County, south-western Kenya.

  • November 18, 2013

    The UK ranks last in Europe in giving new parents well-paid leave following the birth of their child, according to new TUC analysis.

  • November 15, 2013

    Many who support the idea of an independent Scotland but would prefer not to be described as nationalists are motivated by the prospect of greater responsibility, explains Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s economy committee. Here she sets out a vision of a just, sustainable future with a particular emphasis on the vital role of women, children, welfare and work. Among other things, she draws upon examples and models from the Nordic countries.