KidsRights Index 2017: violence and discrimination against children global concern

The International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University Rotterdam have t published the KidsRights Index 2017, the annual global ranking which charts countries’ performance records concerning children’s rights.

Its scope is truly unique, as the Index collects data from various reputable sources and identifies global themes and trends in the children’s rights arena.

Portugal is lauded as the global frontrunner in 2017.

It owes its first place to strong performances in the fields of child legislation, health and education.

Notable examples of underperforming countries include the United Kingdom, which fell from an 11th to the 156th place, and New Zealand (down from 45 to 158).

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