The political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is unstable and rapidly shifting in some areas. This report contains the most current information available about Congolese children up to early June 2003.
Guerrilla groups, paramilitaries, government armed forces and national police all perpetrate violence and abuses against civilians, including children and adolescents. These are infractions of international humanitarian law and human rights, yet these crimes are often committed with a high level of impunity. Young people have been killed and maimed, victimized by sexual violence, lured and forced into the ranks of combatants, used as informants, marked as targets and driven from their homes.
Liberia has been in a nearly constant state of civil war for 14 years. This has taken an enormous toll on the lives of Liberian children, adolescents and all civilians. Throughout the years of civil war and especially during the 2003 War, thousands of Liberian children have been victims of killings, rape and sexual assault, abduction, torture, forced labor, forced recruitment into fighting forces and displacement and other violations by warring factions.
International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC)
The manual is divided into different sessions, each dealing with a topic that is relevant for counseling trafficked youth. Each session describes in detail the activities to be conducted and all the materials needed, transparencies for giving lectures and handouts for additional reading materials for the participants.
Animus Association Foundation is a women`s non-governmental organisation created to help victims of violence in Bulgaria. The team of the Foundation consists of clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, and social workers.
Somach, AbouZeid, USAID, 2009
While social protection mechanisms played an important role in the recent reduction of child poverty levels, the country’s fiscal crisis jeopardizes their sustainability. The presidential electoral campaign initiated towards the latter part of 2017 underscores the risk that accompanies the populist trends to Costa Rica´s historical commitment to human rights and equity.
Human rights Watch, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte has plunged the Philippines into its worst human rights crisis since the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s and 1980s. His “war on drugs,” launched after he took office in June 2016, has claimed an estimated 12,000 lives of primarily poor urban dwellers, including children.