The Kidsrights Foundation has published its annual rankings of children’s rights across 182 countries. It’s a global index of children’s rights based on a number of factors including vaccination programmes, school closures, domestic violence, ill treatment and stigmatization of minority groups, lack of consideration of children’s views in developing policy, lack of legal aid, lack of sufficient concern or consideration by social workers, paid carers, judges and other professionals working in family legal proceedings, lack of funding for child protection, lack of government funding around children’s health, education and protection.
It also looks at the inequality between girls and boys in terms of inheritance rights, access to education and equal treatment in legislation.
The report places the UK at number 169, out of 183 countries. Below Chile, Turkey, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Brazil, Venezuela, Cambodia, Myanmar, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan and 152 other countries…
46 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
48 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
55 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
61 Bosnia and Herzegovina
101 Iran (Islamic Republic of)
104 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
108 Sao Tome and Principe
111 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
117 Lao People’s Democratic Republic
145 United Republic of Tanzania
166 Micronesia (Federated States of)
176 Democratic Republic of the Congo
178 Central African Republic
What’s even more concerning is that the Guardian reports that that advocacy group’s chairman, Marc Dullaert, believes that the pandemic will have a significant negative impact with further cuts expected to budgeting around child services and child protection of rights.