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ANALYSIS | Inclusive education
Segregating children for their disabilities is a violation of human rights
13 June 2018 9:07

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published a forceful report on the Spanish educational system, reporting on the unfair and discriminatory treatment of thousands of children. The group of experts claims that the right to an inclusive education is being violated in Spain. We have a moral obligation and the legal imperative to ensure that our schools are designed for all students.

Contaminant particles increase hospital admissions for children with respiratory illnesses
27 May 2015 9:01

Particles of less than 2.5 microns emitted by vehicles have negative repercussions for bronchiolitis, pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis in children. Should their concentrations be reduced to the levels recommended by the WHO, hospital admissions of children with these illnesses would decrease, amounting to a daily saving of 200 euros, according to calculations by researchers from the University of Seville for that city.

12.6% of young people have endured cyber-bullying
83% of teenagers fall victim to some kind of violence during their lives
21 January 2015 9:20

Childhood is one of the stages of life with the greatest risk of suffering violence, despite the greater social awareness and more specialised training of professionals. A study looking into over a thousand Spanish teenagers concludes that 83% of them claim to have fallen victim to at least one form of violence over the course of their lives; 68.6% in the last year.

Abuse could lead to permanent brain damage
Childhood maltreatment associated with cerebral grey matter abnormalities
17 June 2014 10:30

An international study has analysed the association between childhood maltreatment and the volume of cerebral grey matter, responsible for processing information. The results revealed a significant deficit in various late developing regions of the brain after abuse.