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UN-Conventional Childhoods

By Devendra Tak (India) 20 November marks the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. And next year the Millennium Development Goals will draw to a close. When, if ever, will children — at least in most parts of the yet developing world — be able to finally celebrate their…

Children Without a Childhood

By Devendra Tak (India) “I and the public know What all schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return.” ― W.H. Auden, Collected Poems This week we celebrate Children’s Day in India (on 14 November, former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday). This is also the week which Save the Children marks globally as…

A Load of Garbage

By: Dave Meyer (United States) There are places in New York where it seems like money flows from the faucets.  Executives earning tens of thousands of dollars a day, apartments selling for tens of millions, art auctions bringing in hundreds of millions. And then every night at dusk, when the trash bags are placed on…