Young Child Survival and Development
30% Maldivian children are underweight. Exclusive breastfeeding and quality complementary feeding, together with safe drinking water and adequate sanitation are essential to improve children's lives
Enrollment rates remain high, but children in Maldives need improved quality education that is participatory and enables them to develop more inquiring minds.
About 12% of women aged 15-49 reported that they had been sexually abused before the age of 15. Protection services to protect vulnerable children need to be established and strengthened.
Awareness and knowledge of prevention are crucial to preventing the spread of HIV in Maldives. Children as young as 8 years old have reported using heroin.
Public Advocacy and Partnerships for Children's Rights
The Government of the Maldives has renewed its reporting obligations to the CRC Treaty Body, resulting in the submission of a State Party progress report and the release of Concluding Observations.