UNICEF has flown in nearly 130 tonnes of medicines, health and nutrition supplies for 350,000 women and children in Venezuela since August to boost Government efforts to alleviate the impact of ongoing economic crisis on the most vulnerable.
160,000 children in England are living in homes where they witness domestic abuse. The charity says it calculates more than 13,400 women and their 14,350 children escaped to a refuge during the year 2016-17.
More money in a paycheck might not be enough to increase marriage rates. When asked why they don’t get married, low-income couples say that there is an “economic bar to marriage.
As parents, the end result of child rearing is delivering these people into adulthood. Of course we can’t control all the variables, and there are no formulas that promise specific outcomes, but when we parent with the end result in mind, with thoughts about the future adults we are raising, we are bound to make some powerful choices that we might otherwise miss.
Children – many of them disadvantaged – are being denied their education by being placed on reduced timetables at school, usually for behavioural issues, according to June Tinsley, head of advocacy with Barnardos.
Societies generally understand we have a collective responsibility for children – that’s why we have child protection, juvenile courts and care homes. We are not only failing in those responsibilities.