Researches

CHILD RIGHTS SITUATION ANALYSIS WITHIN THE ASEAN REGION

Save the Children Philippines in cooperation with the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies of Mahidol University in Thailand, has just published the Child Rights Situation Analysis within the ASEAN Region. 

The first of its kind in Asia, this research presents a comprehensive overview of the situation of children in 10 ASEAN Member States. The report examines of the underlying causes of violations and gaps in the fulfillment of children’s rights. It looks into the existing legal and policy frameworks at the regional and national levels which impact positively or negatively on children. It also examines the environment of changes taking place and likely to take place over in this sub-region and how these may affect children’s rights.

The results of the study will inform Save the Children’s program priorities in the ASEAN region. It is hoped that civil society, governments at the local, national, regional, and international levels will find this study useful in addressing children’s issues and fulfilling children’s rights.

The Child Rights Situation Analysis in the ASEAN Region was financed by Sida, the Swedish International Development Authority.

To download the document, please click here.

UNLESS WE ACT NOW: THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CHILDREN

Children will bear the brunt of climate change. Climate change will make existing inequities even worse. The trajectory of climate change can — and must — be stopped. Now is the time for action.

These are the key messages of UNICEF’s newly published study Unless We Act Now: The Impact of Climate Change on Children.

According to Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, we must act now “but action must begin with knowledge and understanding of the costs of inaction.” In making this report, UNICEF combined state-of-the-art demographic data on the world’s child population with scientific projections on the likely impacts of climate change in the decades ahead in order to offer a unique look at climate-related risks children face. The study offers likely scenarios for children if nothing changes as well as if many things do.

Aside from detailing major climate-related risks, children’s current and future exposure to these risks, the report also focuses on policies required to protect children from these risks and offers recommendations to prevent global warming and decrease children’s exposure and increase their resilience to climate change and environmental risks.

Download the full report here.