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October 2009 News Posts (15)

Manual for the measurement of indicators for children in formal care

http://www.crin.org/docs/Formal%20Care%20Guide%20FINAL.pdf



Without data on the situation of children in care, it is difficult for local child welfare authorities and national governments to monitor progress in preventing separation, promoting re-unification and ensuring the provision of appropriate alternative care. The lack of such data also makes it impossible to compare the situation of children in formal… Continue

Added by Adem Arkadas-Thibert on October 28, 2009 at 11:46am — No Comments

Violence against women and girls: a compendium of monitoring and evaluation indicators

http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/pdf/ms-08-30.pdf



Over the past two decades violence against women and girls (VAW/G) has been put on the map as a critical issue to be addressed in the international arena. While many VAW/G programmatic initiatives are or have taken place around the world, a lack of rigorous evaluations has results in a lack of data to support recommendations for best practice in the… Continue

Added by Adem Arkadas-Thibert on October 28, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

Developing rights - a resource exploring rights around the world for ages 11-14

From Oxfam: Why are rights important? This resource will help your students to think about the place of rights in their own lives, and see how young people from around the world are claiming theirs.



Useful for exploring issues such as equality, the right to education, and the balance between rights and responsibilities, the activities also use case study material from South Africa, Lebanon, and Ethiopia. Designed for Citizenship and PSHE/PSD/PSE teaching at ages 11-14.…



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Added by Adem Arkadas-Thibert on October 28, 2009 at 11:22am — No Comments

Children's videos for CRC@20

Twelve finalists were announced this week in the UNICEF-sponsored video contest celebrating the 20th

anniversary of the the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC), which spells out the basic human rights of children everywhere.



In response to a call for submissions, young people from around the globe created one-minute videos about what child rights mean to them.



Finalist Dobrota Andreia of Romania found that the experience taught her a lot about… Continue

Added by Adem Arkadas-Thibert on October 28, 2009 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

Call for contribution

Dear All,

I have created a resource website couple of months ago out of my personal and professional interest on child rights impact: www.childrightsimpact.info

It is still in its development and it would be great if you could contribute to the website through provision of resources related to child rights impact (monitoring, evaluation, indicators, etc).

All best wishes,
Adem

Added by Adem Arkadas-Thibert on October 27, 2009 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Kids watch more than a day of TV each week (USA)

More than an entire day -- that's how long

children sit in front of the television in an average week, according to

new findings released Monday by Nielsen.



The amount of television usage by children reached an eight-year high,

with kids ages 2 to 5 watching the screen for more than 32 hours a week

on average and those ages 6 to 11 watching more than 28 hours. The

analysis

a… Continue

Added by Adem Arkadas-Thibert on October 27, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

European youth journalists can submit works to competition

Young journalists, photographers and videographers in Europe between 18 and 27 are invited to compete in the ‘Europe is More Than You Think’ award. Deadline to apply: December 1.



Award categories include written journalism, podcasts, photography and videography. The top eight submissions will be announced in December 2009.



First prize winners in each of the four categories will receive a four-day, all expenses paid visit to Strasbourg, France, to attend and report on the… Continue

Added by Adem Arkadas-Thibert on October 27, 2009 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

"methodological toolbox" on the right to food

UN Food and Agriculture Organization Press release



23 October 2009, Rome - FAO has published a "methodological toolbox" on

the right to food, designed to provide countries, institutions civil society and other

stakeholders with a series of effective instruments they can use to assert

the right to adequate food as a basic human right.



The publication comes at a time when scores of countries are seeking a way to

incorporate the right to food into their… Continue

Added by Adem Arkadas-Thibert on October 26, 2009 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Child Rights in Practice: Measuring Our Impact - CRIP Learning Forum is Happening!

The "Child Rights in Practice - Measuring Our Impact" conference in Whistler, British Columbia has begun. The theme for the conference is Measuring Our Impact. We want to include you and are interested in your input. If you have any questions or comments, please post them on the CRIP Learning Forum group on the site. You can put them in the Group Comment Wall and we will ask the… Continue

Added by Jon Ramer on October 26, 2009 at 3:31pm — 6 Comments

Child Participation and Recreation

There are two themes of Children's rights that i hold very dearly to my heart. They are Rights of Children to Participation and Recreation. These two themes relay the underpinning fact that Children are adorable human beings and they come to this world innocently to explore. The innocence of these children must not be exploited rather, as adults we are to explore the goodness inherent in that innocence. There is a lot of learning God has designed into the innocence that comes with children; the… Continue

Added by yewande Ogunnubi on October 23, 2009 at 9:03am — No Comments

Children can 'imagine away' Pain

This is a really interesting article about the power of imagination! It's too bad that it seems like adults lose this gift...







Children can 'imagine away' pain






Children can be taught to use their imagination to tackle frequent bouts of stomach pain, research shows.



A relaxation-type CD, asking children to imagine themselves in scenarios like floating on a cloud led to dramatic improvements in abdominal pain.



The US researchers… Continue

Added by Elise on October 15, 2009 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Health of First Nations, Inuit and Metis Children Well Below National Averages

UNICEF Canada Report on Aboriginal Children's Health Shows Disparities Between Aboriginal Children and National Averages a Major Children's Right Challenge



Health of First Nations, Inuit and Metis Children Well Below National Averages



TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 24, 2009) - UNICEF Canada is marking the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child with the release today of a report called Aboriginal Children's Health: Leaving No Child Behind- the… Continue

Added by Holly Courtright on October 14, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

Concluding Statements from the Committee on the rights of the child

Please find the Concluding Statements from the Committee on the rights of the child here.

Added by Holly Courtright on October 13, 2009 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Child labour injuries skyrocket in B.C. - Jump follows changes to provincial laws in 2004

This article was on the front page of the Vancouver Sun. It illustrates that even Western countries such as Canada, where you would not normally think of child labour, still have issues which need to be addressed.







Child labour injuries skyrocket in B.C.



Jump follows changes to provincial laws in 2004


By Daphne Bramham, Vancouver SunOctober 8, 2009 2:10 PM



There's been a tenfold increase in work-related injuries reported by children aged… Continue

Added by Elise on October 8, 2009 at 3:48pm — No Comments

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