The 1980s and 90s saw a growing global concern for the rights and welfare of children, culminating in the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the General Assembly of the United Nations on November 20, 1989.
Corruption is one canker which is often associated with public officials. It is often assumed that public officials are able to amass wealth while in office through various illegal means to the detriment of the same people they are meant to serve and whose lives they are to improve.
Reports of widespread protests and violent reactions by some candidates of the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) over their inability to write the examination as expected must be a cause of concern to all.
AMID the fears, panic and devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is also viral hepatitis which continues to claim thousands of lives every day, and it is a health issue that international and regional bodies, as well as governments, throughout the world need not lose sight of.
Fathers Day is just tomorrow, June 21, but will likely be celebrated on a low key. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to have taken the shine off most of the mega celebrations that come with this special day.
Yesterday (June 21) was Fathers Day, a day globally set aside to recognise the immense role our fathers play in keeping body and soul together within the family unit and by extension outside the family unit.
In 2002, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour, with the view to focusing attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.
In Ghana, the Domestic Violence Act 2007 (Act 732) defines a whole gamut of actions, encompassing physical abuse, deprivation, subjecting another to torture or other cruel or inhuman treatment or punishment, sexual, economic, emotional, verbal or psychological abuse, as well as all forms of harassment, as abuse.
From Monday, June 15, 2020, schools and universities will be reopened to allow final-year junior high school (JHS), senior high school (SHS) and university students to resume classes ahead of the conduct of their respective exit examinations.