Study: Gender Equality Needed To Guarantee Children’s Rights

December 22, 2006

Achieving gender equality is one of the greatest challenges Latin America faces in protecting the rights of children, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported in its “2007 World State of Children” report released last week.

“Eliminating discrimination between genders, providing autonomy to women and encouraging their participation in decision-making in Latin America and the Caribbean will have positive and profound consequences on the survival and wellbeing of children,” said the report.

“The cycle of discrimination begins during childhood, which is why it is important that girls and boys receive free education and develop the same ability to demand their rights and participate in decision-making,” it said.

 

You may be interested

It’s frog orgy season
Environment and Wildlife
1105 views
Environment and Wildlife
1105 views

It’s frog orgy season

Lindsay Fendt - May 25, 2018

The rainy season is upon us. For many of us that means hiding indoors for the next few months, but for Costa…

Costa Rica’s guilty voters
No Sugar Please
71 views
No Sugar Please
71 views

Costa Rica’s guilty voters

Álvaro Murillo - May 25, 2018

By what I have done, and by what I have left undone. A relative of mine is 70 years old…

Fed up: Nicaragua’s uprising
Nicaragua
90 views
Nicaragua
90 views

Fed up: Nicaragua’s uprising

Alexander Villegas - May 25, 2018

We all heard it. University students and protesters across Nicaragua stood up against the country’s increasingly authoritarian president, Daniel Ortega,…