Education and cultural rights

SOUTH AFRICA: Many disabled children in poorer countries left out of primary education
24/Aug/2015 News
An estimated 500,000 children with disabilities are not enrolled in South Africa’s educational system, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
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SENEGAL: First steps taken to eradicate forced child begging in Quranic schools
7/Aug/2015 Publication
A committee of African human rights experts agreed that Senegal must work to stop children in Quranic schools being forced to beg for food and money after two postgraduate students compiled a complaint on behalf of the exploited children.
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STREET CHILDREN: New guides on street children and the CRC's General Comment
3/Aug/2015 Publication
A guide to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s forthcoming General Comment on children in street situations and a fact sheet about children in street situations, debunking a series of common myths about them, from the Consortium for Street Children.
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FRANCE : L'Etat coupable de carences à l'égard d'enfants autistes
23/Jul/2015 News
La justice a reconnu l'Etat coupable de carences et de préjudice moral à l'égard d'enfants autistes. Sept familles vont être indemnisées, à hauteur de plus de 240.000 euros.
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ITALY: Venice mayor bans children's books on homosexuality and disabilities
13/Jul/2015 News
Despite claiming his decision does not aim to discriminate, a total 49 children's books have been blacklisted.
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UNICEF: 'Progress for Children Beyond Averages - Learning from the MDGs'
30/Jun/2015 Publication
This eleventh edition of Progress for Children is UNICEF’s final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals ...
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Beyond 2015: The Education We Want - A high-level discussion on the post-2015 education agenda
Thu, 25/06/2015 - 14:30 Event
UNESCO and UNICEF are convening a high-level discussion in Brussels to promote a bold new agenda for education and build support for its inclusion as a central pillar in the post-2015 development framework.
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