The latest news and views about children and their rights
Iran’s interior minister has slammed the West for its indifference towards the plight of children in war-weary nations while claiming to be defenders of human rights.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported at least 10,000 children have been killed or maimed in Saudi-led Yemen war. The body also announced four out of every five kids need humanitarian assistance in the war-ravaged country.
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has expressed sympathy with Canada's Indigenous community over the newly-discovered "genocide" of Indigenous children, urging the Ottawa government to think of its dark past before claiming to be an advocate of human rights.
An Iranian boy, who had gone into a coma when he was only 13, came back to life at the age of 19, but with a low level of consciousness.
Abdolhakim Bahar whose voluntary activities to promote book reading have won him a reputation, lives in a remote village in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
Hossein Assadi is an exemplary Iranian teacher and a scientific elite, with a track record studded with medals and certificates of commendation. But this is not what he is known for.
While millions of Iranian students do not go to schools and attend their classes remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic, a huge number of kids in the remote areas have to travel along hard paths to find a place where there is celluar coverage.
Zeynab, a seven-year-old Iranian girl, is battling against cancer. She always wished to become a queen one day and have her own castle and treasure.
A physically challenged Iranian child is working tirelessly to take part in sports competitions for the disabled, especially the Paralympic games.
An Iranian electrical engineer accompanied by his friends and wearing a clown’s outfit goes to children’s wards at hospitals to make them laugh.
A group of Iranian researchers at a knowledge-based company have developed a comprehensive autism screening system.
Tehran’s Golestan Gallery has held a painting competition for children during the days of COVID-19 lockdown.
An official with Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults has advised the parents to read stories to their children as an effective way to dispel their fears of the novel coronavirus pandemic and build their hopes up for the bright days.
An Iranian educational official has dismissed the controversy over the omission of certain texts about the crimes committed by the Russian Empire from the Iranian school-books, denying reports about deliberate distortion of the history.
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Minister of Education Mohsen Haji-Mirzaei has paid a surprise visit to a girls’ school for Christian students in Tehran.
An Iranian cleric has gained reputation for running cultural activities in remote rural areas of Western Iran, promoting book-reading among children.
An Iranian charity worker has dedicated her life to children with cancer to change the colour of their world.
An Iranian town has been designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a safe town for children.
Tehran Mayor has urged all Tehran citizens to inform the municipality if they see any street children being used for scavenging.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged European countries, Sweden in particular, to allow the sale of wound dressings to Iranian kids suffering from the epidermolysis bullosa (EB) instead of making threats against Iran.
The opening bell of the new academic year in Iran was rung by President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, September 23, 2019.