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The invisible face of child labour in Latin America and the Caribbean
Child labour has a gender bias related to the dominant stereotypes regarding gender roles. While out-of-home paid work is carried out predominantly by boys, girls bear the greater burden in unpaid domestic tasks, whether in their own homes or the homes of others. Boys are more exposed to the risks of being out on the street and find it more difficult ...
Child abuse: a painful reality behind closed doors
Child abuse violates the most basic rights of children and adolescents. As documented in the main article of this issue of Challenges, child abuse is a massive, daily and underreported problem that affects the population of Latin America and the Caribbean. It manifests itself in different forms, including physical and psychological ...
Children and international migration in Latin America and the Caribbean
Child migration in the region has many contradictory aspects, as reported in the feature article of this bulletin. On the positive side, there are better educational opportunities in countries of destination and, in countries of origin, greater well-being thanks to remittances; greater protection gained by migrating away from situations of violence ...
The right of children and adolescents to a healthy environment. A diagnosis from Latin America and the Caribbean
Healthy environment: unresolved debts that affect childhood and adolescenceIn this new edition, we point out the right of children and adolescents to live in a healthy environment with emphasis on adequate access to drinking water and sanitation, including diagnosis as well as policy perspective. It is our contribution to the challenges set out by ...
Child malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean
A particularly crucial issue.In the context of the Millennium Development Goals, we dedicate this second edition of Challenges to the issue of child malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean.Likewise, the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, as Chief of State and Paediatritian, sets forth arguments calling on governments and citizens to ...
The right to education: An unfinished task for Latin America and the Caribbean
The right to education.Our newsletter once again takes on the challenges set forth by the Millennium Declaration and the human rights approach embedded in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In this issue, we will examine the right of children and adolescents to education.
The Rights of Indigenous Children
While children in general are overrepresented among those living in poverty, a long history of discrimination and exclusion has ensured that indigenous children in Latin America and the Caribbean are in an even worse position. In the general population 63% of children aged under 18 years live in poverty, as measured by privation of the basic rights ...
Teenage motherhood in Latin America and the Caribbean. Trends, problems and challenges
Teenage motherhood: pregnant with consequences.This issue sets out to show the situation of teenage pregnancy in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The central article draws attention to the persistently high levels of adolescent fertility, which are closely linked to conditions of increased poverty and vulnerability and lead to difficult ...
The right to an identity: birth registration in Latin America and the Caribbean
A disturbing token of child and adolescent vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean is that so many are deprived of any legal identity by failure to report their birth. This bars them from exercising basic citizen rights and can hinder their access to productive employment, social benefits and the justice system and deny them recognition as ...
Reduction of infant mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean: uneven progress requiring a variety of responses
Infant mortality has unquestionably declined throughout Latin America over the last decade, even under conditions of low and unstable economic growth and a meagre overall reduction of poverty in the region. The declines in infant mortality vary from one country to another. The persistence of high infant mortality rates is related to low income, teenage ...