Are Children Better Off Today Than 25 Years Ago?

Yes and No, New Report Says   Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani in a makeshift classroom at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc on November 18, 2014. OSMAN ORSAL/REUTERS By: Lucy Westcott/Newsweek Twenty-five years since the United Nations ratified its Convention on the Rights of the Child, have theContinue reading “Are Children Better Off Today Than 25 Years Ago?”

Ending Early Marriage In India

Boys and girls from the Saraniya community wearing garlands pose for pictures after their engagement ceremony. (Amit Dave/Reuters)  BY MALLIKA DUTT, SONALI KHAN/The Daily Beast Getting fathers on board to combat the practice is key to changing widespread cultural attitudes, say Breakthrough‘s Mallika Dutt and Sonali Khan. Last week India made the baffling decision not to co-sponsorContinue reading “Ending Early Marriage In India”