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February 2010 News Posts (6)

Empowering practices for working with marginalized youth

This article was co-authored by IICRD's Natasha Blanchet-Cohen and builds off of the experiences from the YouthScape project.…


Added by Elise on February 25, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Abused Online - A recent report out of Sweden on online abuse of children and adolescents

A recent report published by BUP Elefanten (Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit) and the County Council of Östergötland and written by Anders Nyman, a Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Commissioner and Film censor addresses some of the current and arising trends of online abuse.

The report, funded by the World Childhood Foundation, is an in-depth look at some of the issues that children and youth face when using ICT and works to inform…


Added by Holly Courtright on February 17, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

Balance a la luz de los 20 años de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño. Retos y Desafíos. Ponencia de Sergio Pinheiro

Sérgio Pinheiro, relator sobre los Derechos de la Niñez de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH), realizo una presentación en el vigesimo Congreso Panamericano del Niño, la Niña y Adolescentes , llevado a cabo en Lima durante Octubre del 2009.

El documeto presenta un balance sobre los avances y retos que se presenta en el contexto americano de cara a la vigencia plena de los derechos de los niños, niñas y adolescentes, haciendo especial enfasis en el ámbito normativo,… Continue

Added by Camilo guaqueta on February 9, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments

ECPAT-USA releases a guide on Protecting Children From Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Violence in Disaster and Emergency Situations

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…


Added by Elise on February 8, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Overseas Development Institute Briefing Paper: "Raising the game: mainstreaming children’s rights"

Raising the game: mainstreaming children's rights. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Briefing Paper 56, by Caroline Harper & Nicola Jones, November 2009.

From the article:

Key points

• Twenty years on from the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, children’s rights are still not seen as a serious political issue

• Children’s rights should be… Continue

Added by Jennifer Tang on February 8, 2010 at 12:58pm — 2 Comments

RCMP rescues suspected victims of child porn ring

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…


Added by Elise on February 8, 2010 at 10:59am — No Comments

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