World Press Photo Foundation and KidsRights Foundation launch collaboration to highlight children’s rightsAmsterdam, 14 July, 2016 - The World Press Photo Foundation and the KidsRights Foundation are proud to announce they have entered into a collaboration. The foundations are organizing a dual exhibition that will travel to various locations in The Netherlands between July 2016 and July 2017.
KidsRights Index 2016: countries falling short on children’s rightsKidsRights, the international children’s rights foundation, in collaboration with Erasmus University, has today published the KidsRights Index 2016. The Index is an annually updated global ranking that charts the extent to which countries worldwide adhere to and are equipped to improve the rights of children. This year’s list underlines that, worldwide, countries are falling short on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Record 120 nominations for International Children’s Peace Prize 2016The KidsRights Foundation has closed the call to nominations for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2016. KidsRights is very proud to announce that a record number of 120 nominations from 49 countries have been received. Previous International Children’s Peace Prize winners Chaeli Mycroft and Malala Yousafzai are notable examples of people who have nominated a boy or girl for this year’s Prize, which will be awarded on December 2nd 2016 in The Hague, the Netherlands.
KidsRights opens up nominations for International Children’s Peace Prize 2016Amstelveen, the Netherlands, 15 January 2016 – The KidsRights Foundation has today officially started the nomination process for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2016. KidsRights each year awards this prestigious prize to a brave boy or girl, regardless of race, place of birth or social standing, who has demonstrated the skill and determination necessary to personally improve the rights of children. These children deserve recognition and a global platform to continue their work on an ...
Abraham M. Keita from Liberia wins International Children’s Peace Prize 2015The Hague, 9 November 2015 – Seventeen-year old Abraham M. Keita from Liberia is the 2015 winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize. Today, he was presented with the prestigious award for demanding justice for children who are victims of physical or sexual violence, and for successfully campaigning for the Liberian parliament to adopt the Children’s Law. In the presence of the world press Keita received the Prize from Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee who in 2011 was the first Liberian t...
KidsRights Index 2015: Countries worldwide fail to protect children’s rightsKidsRights, the international children’s rights foundation, today published the KidsRights Index 2015, which ranks how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children’s rights. The Index shows that countries worldwide should do more to create an adequate ‘Enabling Environment’ for practically implementing children’s rights.
Desmond Tutu announces nominees for International Children’s Peace Prize 2015Abraham Keita (17 years old, Liberia) – nominated for his fight for justice for children who are victims of violence. Aziza Rahim Zada (14 years old, Afghanistan) – nominated for standing up for children living in appalling conditions in refugee camps. Jeanesha Bou (17 years old, Puerto Rico) - nominated for her fight against human trafficking. [Photo's from left to rigth: Abraham Keita (17), Aziza Rahim Zada (14), Jeanesha Bou (17)] The International Children’s Peace Prize is awa...