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By refusing to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United States is forfeiting the chance to work closely with other nations to protect children's rights.
Child poverty rates are increasing, a trend made increasingly dangerous by shrinking social safety net programs. Any solution must come from a cultural sea change--and a possible constitutional amendment.
Child poverty is neither permanent nor inevitable. Policies that help parents by increasing the minimum wage, offering job training opportunities, and expanding social safety nets can reduce child poverty.
Recent constitutional rulings provide some redress for children abused while in foster care systems.
Information about children's developmental levels helps lawyers interview children effectively, determine their best interests, and defend their credibility.
Thousands of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children are stranded in the United States. Attorneys can help them by supporting reform efforts, organizing other lawyers, or serving as direct advocates.
Child labor continues today, but comprehensive strategies that boost family income and protect educational opportunities can eliminate child labor in Bolivia and elsewhere.
Worldwide, many children are forced to work as prostitutes or sex slaves. Two testimonies from U.S. Senate hearings shed light on the problem.
Recent international treaties have set limits on the use of child soldiers, but the practice continues.
Four advocates have devoted their lives and careers to protecting children.