Health Reform and Criminal Justice: In particular, we discussed Medicaid expansion and the creation of health insurance exchanges, which could impact health disparities for minority populations in criminal justice settings.
November marks the twenty-ninth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history.
Disadvantaged children visit a centre providing education and community health and hospital services. Nurul, 15, is rescued in West Palu, Central Sulawesi, after being trapped in the rubble of her home and being submerged in water for almost 48 hours following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the island of Sulawesi on 28 September.
Children in affected sites need urgent help to recover, and the extremely precarious situation facing tens of thousands of children in the days ahead remains a UNICEF concern. Fathers play a critical role in this process. Inmore than 1. Health workers providing Measles-Rubella vaccinations in hard-to-reach and remote areas make their way across a hanging bridge in Arunachal Pradesh State.
Around the world, hundreds of millions of children and adults lack access to quality, affordable health services. Access to community-focused primary health care is key to keeping every child alive and thriving, to promoting health and well-being and to achieving universal health coverage.
The now-healthy toddler was treated for acute malnutrition in Although millions of children still die every year from a lack of access to water, sanitation, proper nutrition or basic health services, the number of children dying under age 5 worldwide fell dramatically from Sandar Tun, 17, washes her hands with soap at a handwashing station after using the toilet, in the Tar Ga Ya Thayattaw displacement camp in Kachin State, where she has lived since fleeing her home in Global Handwashing Day, celebrated every year on 15 October, is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
Global hunger is on the rise again: With one third of the Afghan population food insecure, the dry spell is further exacerbating already fragile living conditions for children and families.
Immunization is a matter of life or death for millions of people in the war-torn country, especially children. Vaccination is critical in preventing further spread of the disease — which is one of the worst outbreaks in recent history and a major fallout of the brutal conflict.
Peer violence is a pervasive scourge in young people's education. It affects students' learning and well-being in rich and poor countries alike. Around million students 13 to 15 years old worldwide have experienced peer-to-peer violence.
ENDviolence in and around schools once and for all. Rohingya refugee Hussein Johar, 10, from Myanmar, works full time repairing umbrellas and shoes in the Unchiprang camp in Cox's Bazar district in order to help support his family.
But Hussein, who arrived with his family a year ago, has had to give up on his studies. More thanRohingya refugee children in Bangladesh are being denied the chance of a proper education. One-month-old Judy received much-needed vaccinations and a check-up after arriving with her mother, Samira, and grandfather at a shelter in Adra for families fleeing Eastern Ghouta.
Although a record million children were immunized globally inover 19 million children missed out on vaccinations. Almost 8 million 40 per cent of them live in fragile or humanitarian settings, including countries affected by conflict. Eliasa, 15, and his family reunite at the Nuestras Raices Our Roots government reception shelter in Quetzaltenango following his deportation from Mexico.Established in , the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program is a summary-based reporting system that collects data on crime reported to local and state law enforcement agencies across the US.
The bill, which also aims to address racial profiling, would make first-time drug possession offenses a misdemeanor in an attempt to avoid mass incarceration.
Disparities in Incarceration Marc Mauer1 Abstract ceration of minority groups in the United States. These might include the rela-tive degree of involvement in crime, disparate law enforcement practices, A study of incarceration disparities in the s found broad variation in the.
Reentry Stage. The reentry stage includes programs designed to help inmates transition successfully from jail or prison back into the community. Reentry programs typically provide. African Americans are incarcerated in state prisons across the country at more than five times the rate of whites, and at least ten times the rate in five states.
Ayanna Pressley's Equity Agenda for the 7th Congressional District is a series of policy plans. Developed in partnership with key stakeholders, the plans will detail policies and approaches that Pressley will prioritize in Congress to help address the disparities that currently exist in the 7th District.