MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow's ombudsman for children's rights and members of a presidential council have expressed outrage over Russian prosecutors trying to take a 1-year-old boy from his parents...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a courtroom packed with environmental activists, federal judges wrestled Tuesday with whether climate change violates the constitutional rights of young people who have...
Russia repatriates 27 children of IS members from Iraq
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Emergencies Ministry says it has repatriated 27 children who are family members of the Islamic State Group jailed in Iraq.
The children, aged between 4 and 13, were flown to Moscow on Monday abroad the ministry's plane.
Russian children's rights ombudswoman Anna Kuznetsova said about 50 Russian children who still remain in Baghdad's prison will be flown to Russia soon.
Lawsuit: Kansas foster care system harming children
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says foster children in Kansas are shuffled between homes and facilities so much that they can be essentially rendered homeless while in state custody.
Group to represent Louisiana juvenile lifers in resentencing
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Public Defender Board has entered a $1 million contract with a children's rights group to represent more than 80 juvenile offenders awaiting resentencing hearings after prosecutors filed to keep them under sentences of life without parole.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed amid armed conflicts worldwide last year, while others were raped, forced to serve as armed soldiers or caught in attacks on schools and hospitals, a United Nations report said Wednesday.
A total of more than 21,000 violations of children's right were reported in 2017 — a sharp increase from the previous year, according to the annual "Children and Armed Conflict" report.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the controversy over child and parent separations at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):
Democratic attorneys general are demanding the Trump administration end a "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of Democratic attorneys general demanded Tuesday that the Trump administration end a "zero tolerance" policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Supreme Court says children cannot inherit from a biological parent's estate if that parent has no will and had their rights terminated.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An international coalition advocating for children in conflict zones urged Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday to put government security forces from Israel, Myanmar and Afghanistan on a U.N. blacklist for killings and other violations of children's rights.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics is turning to a longtime children's rights advocate and a former prosecutor to help address issues that have plagued the organization amid a sexual abuse scandal that has shaken one of the U.S. Olympic movement's marquee programs.
UNICEF survey: 80 percent of Filipino youth suffer violence
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A United Nations agency that promotes children's rights says its survey shows a high prevalence of violence against Filipino children, with eight out of 10 suffering some form of physical or psychological abuse, with the highest number of incidents found among lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender youth.
UNICEF teams up with writers for children’s rights
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Children's Fund has teamed up with over 200 prominent writers from around the globe to commemorate Universal Children's Day.
U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said Monday that novelists, playwrights and poets have contributed tiny stories of around seven lines each for the campaign ahead of UNICEF's 70th anniversary on Dec. 11.
Turkish govt shuts down 370 civic groups, raids offices
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish opposition groups protested Saturday in Istanbul after the Interior Ministry shut down 370 civic groups on terrorism-related charges — organizations that included professional associations and women's and children's rights groups.
The organizations were told about the government decision Friday evening, when police raided their offices and collected their records.
Clinton sparks interest in 1st woman nominated, in 1872
HOMER, Ohio (AP) — Nearly a century and a half before Hillary Clinton, a fiery activist from Ohio became the first woman nominated for U.S. president.
Turkey protests to Austria, Sweden over ‘child sex’ claims
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has summoned officials from Austria and Sweden to protest against news reports and Twitter comments in the two countries relating to a Turkish Constitutional Court ruling on child abuse.