Stunted, wasting and overweight in ASEAN

While malnutrition is a global plague, it is a more acute problem in Asia. 

According to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank Group published last year, more than half of all stunted children, almost half of all overweight children and more than two-thirds of all wasted children live in the region.

1 April 2019

Measles cases soar worldwide

Just 10 countries were responsible for three-quarters of a global surge in measles cases last year, the United Nations (UN) children's agency said Friday, including one of the world's richest nations, France.

3 March 2019

Cambodia’s cyberbullied children

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has released the results of a five-week poll involving one million young people and suggestions from a series of student-led #ENDviolence Youth Talks.

10 February 2019

Children and social media

With social media penetration rates among the highest in the world, it should come as no surprise that parents in Southeast Asia are increasingly concerned about their children’s Internet usage.

3 February 2019

ASEAN’s hungry children

While Southeast Asia is gearing up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and its citizens are getting excited about such things as blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT), the region is still struggling with something that mankind has been trying to

1 February 2019

ASEAN’s dismal child sex abuse record

Southeast Asia has a long way to go to improve its poor record of child sex abuse and exploitation, with a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) last week showing ASEAN countries to be lagging behind their global counterparts.

24 January 2019

Two linked to Thai school shooting killed

Two insurgents believed to be tied to a motorcycle drive-by shooting at a school in Thailand's south were shot dead Saturday, police said, as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) warned of trauma for children near the scen

14 January 2019

How will Indonesia fare in PISA 2018?

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) will be unveiling its results for 2018 sometime next year. When it does, one of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries that will come into focus is Indonesia.

23 August 2018

Child brides: Unravelling the issues

She is Thai, he is a Malaysian. She is 11, he is 41. She used to play with one of his children from another marriage. He has two other wives. He was her Quran teacher. She says she loves him and doesn’t want a divorce.

19 July 2018