"Today (Wednesday 24 March 2010), the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva agreed to start drafting a new international human rights instrument enabling the Committee on the Rights of the Child to receive and examine communications from children and their…Continue
Posted on March 29, 2010 at 2:00pm
On March 10th, 2010 the Human Rights Council (HRC) held its second Annual full-day meeting on the Rights of the Child which was devoted to the Fight against sexual violence against children.
To learn more about the meeting and to watch a webcast of the events click here.
Posted on March 19, 2010 at 3:35pm
This article was co-authored by IICRD's Natasha Blanchet-Cohen and builds off of the experiences from the YouthScape project.…Continue
Posted on February 25, 2010 at 11:00am
I thought this was especially relevent due to the recent disaster in Haiti.
"This manual, as the title suggests, is about how to protect children from sexual violence and sexual exploitation, specifically in disaster and emergency situations. It is not intended to be an academic report but instead is a practical guide that we hope will be of use to people working directly in the field. The aim is to provide fundamental information to assist personnel working in emergency…Continue
Posted on February 8, 2010 at 4:30pm
A recent article in the Vancouver Sun explains how six young Surrey children were among seven Canadian kids rescued by police this week as suspected victims of an international child pornography ring.
The police were alerted to the situation from an international source that linked the image exchange to a British Columbian home.
This article is a great example of how people are working across borders to stop this awlful situation from…Continue
Posted on February 8, 2010 at 10:59am