Chickpea goes to the rescue of children in Pakistan, who are suffering “critical levels” of malnutrition after the devastating floods of 2010.
IRIN
Every year 250,000 children die from drinking unsafe water.
IRIN
A 12-year-old Chinese boy with burning political ambitions has his countrymen (and women) all disgusted and fired up.
JING GAO
Sex is an intimate way of expressing love between Mummy and Daddy, Hong Kong tells its 3- to 6-year-olds.
JING GAO (Translation)
A video of a tearful six-year-old boy dancing goes viral and gets flak for the TV host who made him strut his stuff.
The asia! team
A film on migrant children in a multi-racial Tel Aviv school just won Best Documentary Short at the Academy Awards. Now Israel is going to deport its young stars.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
The ancient, so-called sage’s teachings led to a parent-centric, male-dominant culture that continues to demoralize most of us.
BETTY MING LIU
How does one answer a three-year-old and even ourselves questions about God?
AASEM BAKHSHI
Children are exempt from the mandatory helmet law in Vietnam, which has one of the highest rates of traffic deaths in the world.
MARTHA ANN OVERLAND
A mother writes a lovely letter to her daughter as she grows up.
COMFORTABLY NAM
Despite the general availability of food, Indonesia’s eastern province is going hungry.
PHUONG TRAN
Charlie Brown, Garfield, Mutts, and even Mickey Mouse have been used as tools to convey political messages. Once again, cartoon heroes are being used to make a stand, except that this time the artists aren't involved. It's the people that are taking a stand, with a little help from Facebook.
DEBBY NG
Zheng Chengzhen rescued as many as 400 children from the streets, and supported them by collecting rubbish and selling blood.
dzwww.com (Translated by Ministry of Tofu)
A child soldier in Burma recounts his tale of forced conscription and how he escaped.
IRIN Contributor
Abandoned by his parents, 10-year-old Zhu Honglei turns to selling fruit to support his ailing grandfather. And he still misses his parents.
ANNIE LEE