The latest news and views about children and their rights
Iranian minister: West’s stance on children’s rights ‘major disgrace’
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.
UN: 10k children killed or maimed in Yemen war
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 Sympathises with Canada’s Indigenous Community
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.
Iranian Boy Comes Back to Life after 6 Years in Coma
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.
Iranian Villager Nominated for Prestigious Children’s Literature Award
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.
Iranian Teacher Spends Inheritance on Buying Tablets for Deprived Students
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.
Difficulties of Online Learning in Iran’s Remote Areas
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.
Iran Condemns Terror Attack on Pakistani School
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has condemned a deadly terrorist attack on a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, which killed and injured a number of citizens, including children.
7-Year-Old Cancer Girl’s Wish Comes True in Ancient Castle of Shush
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.
Iranian Kid Dies after Taking on ‘Momo Challenge’
An Iranian child has lost his life due to taking on the so-called “Momo challenge".
Iran, UNICEF Sign Cooperation Deal
The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) office in Tehran have signed a cooperation agreement covering issues related to the youth and children, filmmaking and book reading.
Disabled Iranian Child Longing to Attend Paralympic Games
A physically challenged Iranian child is working tirelessly to take part in sports competitions for the disabled, especially the Paralympic games.
Dressed as Clown, Iranian Engineer Visits Hospitals to Make Kids Laugh
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.
Iran Devises Comprehensive Autism Screening System
A group of Iranian researchers at a knowledge-based company have developed a comprehensive autism screening system.
Iran Holds Painting Contest for Kids Quarantined at Home
Tehran’s Golestan Gallery has held a painting competition for children during the days of COVID-19 lockdown.
Storytelling Helps Children Overcome Fear of Coronavirus
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.
Has Iran Censored Tsarist Russia’s Atrocities from School Textbooks?
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.
Education Minister Makes Surprise Visit to Christian School in Tehran
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.
Iranian Cleric Promoting Book-Reading among Children in Deprived Areas
An Iranian cleric has gained reputation for running cultural activities in remote rural areas of Western Iran, promoting book-reading among children.
Charity Worker Helps Wishes of 453 Cancer Kids Come True
An Iranian charity worker has dedicated her life to children with cancer to change the colour of their world.
Evaz Recognized as First Child-Friendly Town of Iran
An Iranian town has been designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a safe town for children.
Tehran Working to End Use of Children for Scavenging
Tehran Mayor has urged all Tehran citizens to inform the municipality if they see any street children being used for scavenging.
Zarif Urges EU to Save Iranian Kids with EB Instead of Threats
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.
Iranian Illustrator Wins Top Award at BIB 2019
A book titled “The Boxer” written and illustrated by Hassan Mousavi has won the first prize at the 27th Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) 2019 in Slovakia.
New School Year Begins in Iran after Bell Rung by President
The opening bell of the new academic year in Iran was rung by President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, September 23, 2019.