Celebrating the UN International Day of the Girl at Carleton University. Click on the October 2015 link.
Celebrate Have a Heart Day this February, and stand with First Nations children for the same chance to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their cultures http://fncaringsociety.com/have-a-heart.
The Editors welcome manuscripts (up to 8,000 words plus references) in English and French from academics, researchers, community partners and young people. The Editors encourage submission of a variety of high quality manuscripts to each of the three sections of the Journal: academic, open and youth. Each manuscript submission will undergo a masked peer review process: double masked review of scholarly articles and single masked review for submissions to the open section. The editors will review youth submissions to verify their appropriateness to CJCR’s focus and scope.
Papers submitted to the Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights will make a contribution to the field of children’s rights from a variety of disciplinary locations and approaches.
The deadline for submission of manuscripts for the 2015 Issue is January 31, 2015.
For more information and to submit manuscripts, please go to the Journal page at https://journals.carleton.ca/cjcr .
December 10th, 2014: Human Rights Day Event. Circle of Miracles, a sculpture created by artist Christopher Fairbrother for the International Year of Child in 1979, will be installed in Ottawa's City Hall at an event to take place at 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.
November 20th, 2014: National Child Day Event at the Carleton University Art Gallery with special guest dancers, speakers and musicians at 4:30 p.m. Reception and concert to follow at 5:30 p.m.
What children have to say about their rights and how their collaborators can help them claim then: Some practical ideas based on many years of involvement with decision-making processes at the local, national and international levels.
Moncton, NB July 11/14
Bon soir à tout le monde! What a beautiful evening! I have been asked to add a few words of welcome to what has already been said as well as some comments for you to reflect on. Having had the privilege of attending the two-day pre-session course as well as being able to enjoy the hospitality and friendliness of Moncton (to say nothing of its evening noise!) I know that those of you who have just arrived as well as those of you who are continuing on are in for a rich and rewarding experience. Vous allez bien profiter des jours à venir grace aux conférenciers de grand qualités qui ont beaucoup d’expérience dans la domaine des droits des enfants et à la presence de colleagues qui sont venus de un peu partout dans la francophone et ailleurs. The CRC is a great unifier. While each state-party operationalizes it somewhat differently depending on its circumstances the foundations and basic principles are the same for the 193 countries that have ratified it. When people lament the negative human impact of globalization I like to remind them that there are other globalizing forces than economic ones and that among the most important are all the human rights covenants and treaties that have flowed from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights under the authority of the United Nations. They may not provide a complete balance to the abuses of industries that refuse to take responsibility for the exploration from which they profit but they do make them accountable to the court of world opinion in ways that would have been unthinkable during the first half of the last century. Having been a child then I can assure you that no state before the Second World War would have seriously considered listening to its children. Children should been seen and not heard; that was what my generation was told.
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