New Zealand & UK to be worst for children’s rights

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New Zealand and the UK are among the worst countries in the world in terms of children’s rights, according to an annual global index. Both countries saw their rankings dramatically drop since last year. reports citing RT.

The KidsRights Index, which is published each year by the KidsRights Foundation, tracks the children’s rights records of countries around the globe.

The survey consists of five domains: right to life; right to health; right to education; right to protection; and nurturing an enabling environment for child rights.

While many nations in this year’s bottom 10 are developing countries with fewer resources, some aren't. Two of them – New Zealand and the UK – particularly stand out among their peers.

New Zealand was ranked 158th out of 165 – a sharp fall from last year’s 45th position.

While the country ranked fairly well for right to life (17th), health (36th), education (26th), and protection (37th), it was almost at the very bottom in the child rights environment domain, receiving a ranking of 161st out of 165.

Meanwhile, Britain was ranked the tenth worst country on the overall list, dramatically falling to 156th place from last year’s 11th place position.

Just like New Zealand, the UK’s worst ranking was in the child rights environment domain. It ranked 25th in right to life; 15th-16th for health; 3rd for education; and 35th for protection.

2017.05.15 / 19:12
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