In order to pull the rug from under the mafia, Father Tonino Palmese has opened a nursery for young children in Naples. Editorial of the week, by Andressa Curry-Messer.

The non-profit association Akwaaba Esaase was founded in Switzerland by former volunteers of the school-orphanage Esaase Christian School and Care in Ghana. NGO of the month.

The views of Sakura, pupil in a school of Valais, noted by Clara Balestra of the Sarah Oberson Foundation.

On January 20th 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. Editorial by Diana Volonakis.

"Switzerland does not fulfil its obligation to protect children due to restrictive migration policy." This was the finding of the Swiss French Speaking Observatory on the Right of Asylum and Foreigners (ODAE) in their 8th report. Editorial by Mélissa Llorens.

Every year about 250,000 people disappear in Brazil, 40,000 of them are children from the age of 0 to 18, according to statistics from the Ministry of Justice. Editorial of the week, by Andressa Curry-Messer.

The IDE News n° 35 are available! All about the Institute's activities since last June!

After 2015's earthquake in Nepal, a huge influx of paedophiles from around the world has travelled there to benefit sexually from the highly vulnerable situation of some children. Editorial by Andressa Curry-Messer.

It is estimated that 3 million Syrian children are deprived of school instruction. They are denied education and sent to work because of the war. Editorial by Daniel Stoecklin.

Statement by UN Women on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2017.

The Alliance for the Rights of Migrant Children (ADEM) is launching its website www.enfants-migrants.ch!

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "Children’s human rights: interdisciplinary introduction" is now available on Coursera! An e-training  by the Center for Children's Rights Studies of the University of Geneva in collaboration with the IDE.

In Switzerland, forced child marriage thickens: editorial by Clara Balestra of the Sarah Oberson Foundation. 

The 2016 Veillard-Cybulski Foundation prize was awarded Judge Heemi Taumaunu for his pioneering work on juvenile justice in New Zealand, which is based on the principle of justice by Maoris for Maoris.

International family mediation is being developed and professionalised on a global scale. The International Social Service (ISS) has just launched a new website, dedicated to families and professionals. Editorial by Cilgia Caratsch.

Around fifty people participated in the day of reflection on children’s rights in Somalia organised by the IDE and the RAJO association on November 7th 2016 in Sion. Report by Evelyne Monnay.

UN Secretary-General welcomes selection of Manfred Nowak to lead new global study on situation of children in detention. Jean Zermatten appointed to Advisory Board.