More than 7,500 children have lost their lives or been wounded in Yemen during 5-plus years of relentless conflict, according to a UN report published Friday, TIME reports.   Thousands of children have been recruited by warring parties, and hundreds detained for such…

A new UN report is the agency’s first to highlight the prevalence of child grooms and calls for all countries to banish child marriage by 2030 per global development goals. The report found that 115 million boys were married as children—a fifth before the age of 15. The…

Some 250,000 children under 14 are working as mechanics, weavers and laborers in India-administered Jammu and Kashmir.   As fathers are impaired or killed from ongoing violence in “the oldest unresolved disagreement on the UN’s agenda,” children are sent to work to help…

The Skoll Foundation’s World Forum this week celebrates 5 Social Entrepreneurship awardees. Here’s what they hope to accomplish by 2030:

For scores of girls in Laos’ Hmong ethnic minority community, the beginning of marriage means being abducted from school, or ripped from their beds by groups of young men. An embedded tradition, many girls expect it, and often know their captors, who avoid marriage payments…

Catholic church leaders covered up decades of child sexual abuse committed by over 300 priests in Pennsylvania, who were named Tuesday in a damning, 1,400-page grand jury report. One victim suffered severe spinal injuries from years of being raped by a priest as a teenager…

Once the reserve of elderly women, witchcraft accusations in the Niger Delta shifted to children in the 1990s. Accused children have been forced to drink cement, poisoned and burned alive, Marc Ellison reports. By 2008, estimates show 15,000 children had been branded in 2…

The UN has named and shamed countries including Yemen, Syria, and the DRC in its annual survey of nations’ failures to protect children. The roundup, which tracks failures across 6 categories, counted over 10,000 children killed or maimed in armed conflicts last year, and…

Automated tools used to quickly screen and score families for neglect and abuse have been embraced, promising more efficient use of data and resources, writes Virginia Eubanks in a published book excerpt.

Expressing shock and anger at images that show abuse of juvenile inmates in an Australian detention facility—including some that are reminiscent of Baghdad’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison, according to The Guardian—the country’s prime minister has ordered an investigation.…