International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University, Rotterdam have recently published the KidsRights Index 2017, a global ranking which charts countries’ performance records concerning children’s rights. Interestingly Portugal tops the ranks with the UK in 156th place! This is because it assesses rights in five demands (including child legislation, health and education) and considers commitments in relation to the means available. The full methodology which describes this in detail is available on the website.
Save the Children also recently launched the End of childhood index which ranks countries according to 8 life events (eg Extreme violence, conflict, forced displacement, child labour and child marriage) which effectively end childhood. Other data on the condition of children available worldwide is available on: