BLANTYRE, 25 April 2017 - Malawi President Peter Mutharika has signed a constitutional amendment raising the legal marriage age to 18. The amendment marks the final step in a years-long process in Malawi to outlaw child marriage. But rights campaigners say it is just a start, and the country must now enforce the ban.

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13 April 2017 - No child should be denied their right to learn because of poverty.

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CAPE TOWN, 10 April 2017 - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is to review why children born in South Africa to foreign parents are not automatically awarded citizenship by the Department of Home Affairs.

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12 March 2017 - Teachers often leave a mark on students. In Tanzania, it can hurt.

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06 March 2017 - 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Child Rights Connect and ATD Fourth World, African Child Policy Forum, Child Helpline International, Defence for Children International, ECPAT, Edmund Rice International, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Eurochild, FICE International, Franciscans International, Geneva Infant Feeding Association, International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates, International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE), International Council of Women, International Federation of Social Workers, International Social Service, Make Mothers Matter, Save the Children, Terre des Hommes International Federation, Women's World Summit Foundation, Children's Rights Alliance for England*, Humanium*, Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights)*.

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17 February 2017 - Inter-country adoption is a form of adoption where children are adopted by foster parents from a different country.

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8 February 2017 - Speculation that Madonna was set to adopt two more children has proven to be correct, with a Malawi judiciary spokesman confirming the star has adopted twins.

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27 January 2017 - Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has inaugurated a 17-man Advocacy and Community Engagement Forum to promote child rights, survival, development and protection.

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KADUNA, 25 January 2017 - About one million Nigerian children die every year mostly from preventable diseases including pneumonia, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B infection, whooping cough, measles and meningitis among others, the President of Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Dr. Ngozi Ibeziako has said.

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25 January 2017 – Members of the National Commission for Childhood in Moral Danger, Delinquent or Abandoned yesterday, January 24, 2016 met during it's 2017 session to examine and validate a draft national policy document on the protection of children in Cameroon. While opening the session in the presence of other Cabinet Ministers, the Minister of Social Affairs, Pauline Iréne Nguene, reiterated the importance of the document as it falls within government's goal to protect the right of children. Experts explained that the social, cultural and economic evolution of the society has brought a change in the family and society with a disorganization of life styles and traditional systems of child care, education and protection. As such, the family and community milieu which were in the first place traditionally supposed to ensure the protection of children can no more meet the challenges of the time. With the government is not able to meet all the needs of child protection, children find themselves in a situation where they have to adopt defensive or protective mechanisms which materialise in behaviours that jeopardise their future, that of the community and the nation.

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