What would help address the dire situation of homeless children in the region? Here we explore the prevalence of domestic violence as a factor explaining the rise in the number of children living on the streets in South Asia.
“Salvadorans have created a General Water Law that would include a legal provision of the Human Right to Water in their constitution. This law explicitly acknowledges the gendered aspect of water and calls for open participation (Legislative Assembly of the Republic of El Salvador). Nonetheless, there is still a long way to go for women, water, and water management in El Salvador. The law has yet to be ratified by the Salvadoran government, and therefore, issues between women and water persist despite an awareness of the issue (Gies).”
“Rendering individuals stateless and revoking citizenship is not a new phenomenon, but the UK has revived a trend from the past: stripping returning foreign fighters of their citizenship, leaving some of them abandoned and stateless.”
“While schools are meant to be safe learning spaces, the right to education is often compromised during times of conflict (“What Schools Can Do” 3). In Syria, attacks on education not only prevent children from receiving the education to which they are entitled, but such attacks also severely affect their psychosocial well-being.”
“Trinidad and Tobago, located by just 6.8 miles (11km) from the Venezuelan coast, has received the highest number of refugees in the region, with approximately 60,000 Venezuelans reaching the country of 1.3 million people (Otis). Despite the high number of arrivals, Trinidad and Tobago has been failing to provide legal protection to Venezuelans, leaving them in a legal limbo and vulnerable to exploitation and abuse…” Read more
“Currently in the United States, legislation concerning sex education in schools is created at the state level, rather than federal. This means that there are no laws creating a nation-wide standard with which all sex education curricula must be held. As a result, sex education in the US is incredibly problematic and must be critically evaluated.” Read more