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 —
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 —
Added by sandrex on October 15, 2009 at 3:22am —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Do you know someone who demonstrates leadership in respect for the rights of children? Now you can nominate them for an award. The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) will present our first Child Rights Awards at the Annual Meeting on November 18, 2009, in honour of the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
You may nominate persons who show leadership in the following categories:
Children’s Rights Champion: for work that makes a… Continue
Added by Holly Courtright on September 10, 2009 at 10:56am —
These publications focus on children whose parents are imprisoned.
Children Need Dads Too.pdf
Orphans of Justice.pdf
Added by Elise on September 3, 2009 at 12:47pm —
I came across this really cool website while surfing on the UNICEF site.
"Children and young people across the world are joining forces to address climate change with a new initiative, Unite for Climate, www.uniteforclimate.org launched today at the International Children & Youth Conference in Daejeon, Republic of Korea."
"Unite for Climate is your entry point into the world of youth action on Climate Change. Here you can join the community, find out how young people… Continue
Added by Elise on August 28, 2009 at 3:50pm —
Since community is about sharing...I have been encouraged to post up a recent and short contribution to open spaces and deepen the reflection on youth(s) and the roads, paths, shortcuts they face to fing and keep a dignifying work/employment. The study revised some concrete experiences in Bolivia (cities of Sucre, La Paz and El Alto) and in Lima - Peru (Metropolitan area and San Juan de Lurigancho), but mainly addresses some key issues and questions that hopefully can be used to better… Continue
Added by Paola Rozo on August 27, 2009 at 12:16pm —
Recently posted on the UNICEF website:
HANOI, Viet Nam, 24 August 2009 – Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh, a 16-year-old girl from Da Nang Province, will not soon forget the two-day workshop she attended in Hanoi earlier this month. There, she had a chance not only to meet with children from all the regions of Viet Nam, but also to learn about and discuss an issue that could have an enormous impact on all children’s lives: climate change.… Continue
Added by Holly Courtright on August 25, 2009 at 10:23am —
The Observer recently published an article that followed up on a story originally written in 1996. The original story revealed the lives of Romanian street children struggling to survive after the country's 1989 revolution. Many homeless children were forced into lives of drugs and prostitution in order to survive.
This story (full article here
) re-visits some of the children… Continue
Added by Elise on August 12, 2009 at 4:30pm —
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) is currently looking for a Site Coordinator for Project Collegebound, an innovative project to promote college ready communities in underserved New York City communities. CACF, the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization, aims to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in New York City. Founded in 1986, CACF advocates for improved policies, funding, and services for children… Continue
Added by Holly Courtright on August 10, 2009 at 11:26am —
About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in underfunded public schools. Little Kids Rock was founded in San Francisco in 2002 by David Wish, an elementary school teacher who had grown frustrated with the lack of music education funding at his school. Today,Little Kids Rock is one of the leading nonprofit providers of free lessons and instruments to low-income children in US… Continue
Added by Holly Courtright on August 10, 2009 at 11:22am —
5 August 2009 - UN News Center reports...
Poverty is the biggest threat to the educational development of children around the world, a senior United Nations official today warned hundreds of students gathered for the start of the first ever Global Model UN (GMUN) conference.
For full article, click here.
Added by Holly Courtright on August 6, 2009 at 12:46pm —
In preparation for the 2 day workshop - October 8-9, 2009 - celebrating the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the CRC, a call for written contributions has been made. Details are as follows:
NGOs and children are invited to submit written contributions on the 9 themes of the workshops, namely:
1. Defining the obligation to prevent violations
2. Discrimination against childhood
3. Children: Rights-holders versus… Continue
Added by Holly Courtright on August 6, 2009 at 9:56am —
Please find below the link to an inspiring story from the U.K. about using a rights-based approach in education, empowering children, and bringing about positive change in a short period". I find this a good example that child-centered approaches really work and make a difference.
Rights and responsibilities: a child's view
One junior school's approach to introducing human rights into the curriculum has had remarkable results. The question now is how this can be extended to all… Continue
Added by François Legault on July 16, 2009 at 8:47am —
I found this book review on the Tyee (an independent e-newspaper from Vancouver). The book is entitled "First Nations and the Pacific Northwest: Change and Tradition" by Jacqueline Windh and Alfred Hendricks and is a compilation of residential school stories gathered by Windh while living in the Tofino area.
Windh developed a friendship with the First Nations community in Tofino and eventually was able to listen and record residential school stories from the people who experienced… Continue
Added by Elise on July 15, 2009 at 12:09pm —
The open net initiative has been watching for technical solutions to deal with child pornography online. These are filtering systems that have come to pass in the UK, Australia and now Germany. Here is the article from OpenNet
Added by Jon Ramer on June 26, 2009 at 11:34am —
Dear new cyber friends,
If you go to the Dharmafellowship website you will find my teachers website for his Hermitage on Denman Island B.C. Canada....on the Dharmafellowship website is information about Ven. Karma Gyurme's Waritan School and orphange in occupied Tibet.
I will come again to this site and add information and pictures so that the children Ven. Karma Gyurme assits can be a part of the family of children all over the world who are being brought to people like me through… Continue
Added by Karma Chodzin Lalo on June 26, 2009 at 10:47am —