Adoption of Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Establishing a Complaints Procedure
(Jan. 15, 2012) On 19th December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child establishing a complaints procedure for violation of children's rights.
Mishandling of Education Funds: the Ultimate Losers are Children
(Nov. 16, 2011) Recently, the Finance Ministry announced that the government had decided to refund donors of money that was lost through misappropriation of funds meant for the Education Ministry. Increased Suicide Cases
Increased Suicide Cases among Children Portend Deeper Underlying Problem
(Sep. 21, 2011) Late last year and early this year, we encountered a string of reported cases of children committing suicide for various reasons. In one instance, two girls committed suicide over poor KCPE results.
Budgeting for Children and the Duty to Allocate Resources: Learning from the Education and Food Crises
(Sep. 21, 2011) Kenya has recently been dealing with two critical issues that intimately affect children. Firstly the food crisis which saw millions of the population going hungry and reported cases of death due to lack of food. The grsily pictures in the media, however, elicited massive support from the public that responded to address the crisis.
Still Not Safe: More Needs to Protect Children from Abduction and Kidnapping
(Mar. 29, 2011) In the year 2009 and 2010, there was an upsurge of incidences of kidnappings and abductions. The latest reported incidence is the kidnap of a boy where the kidnappers have been demanding Ksh. 50 million in ransom.
Assent to and Implementation of the Law to Combat Human Trafficking an Urgent Necessity
(Sep. 24, 2010) The CRADLE expresses concern the continuing delay in assenting to the law to address human trafficking in Kenya. Kenya continues to be a thriving ground for trafficking in persons especially children.
TSC Guidelines on Protection of Pupils/Students from Sexual Abuse: A Good Step but not Enough
(Jun. 21, 2010) The issue of sexual abuse of children by teachers continues to be a concern as it has been severally highlighted in the media and encountered by The CRADLE in the course of its work on child protection.