Moncton, NB July 11/14
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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Looking Back, Moving Forward: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
The event is being held to mark and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention and the 10th anniversary of the Canada Fit for Children. Landon Pearson coordinated this action plan and report for government of Canada while in Senate in 2004, following a UN Special Session on Children. She has spent this year consulting with a number of groups on progress since the last report and will present a 10 year "report card" this year.
The event also features an information fair for local, national and international children's rights organizations to share information about their organization's work with and on behalf of children and youth. Young people will participate in the event through their words, music and artistic expression.
You can find the schedule to the event here
Video: Family History and Children's Rights since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Honorable Landon Pearson will give a speech at the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters event in January 2014 , for more information about the program please visit http://www.hippycanada.ca
Today, the Landon Pearson Resource CentreFor the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights at Carleton University launched the first Canadian Children's Rights Journal to coincide with National Child Day. The date marks the occasion when Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), spelling out basic human rights for children and youth.
"It is now 24 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted unanimously by the United Nations, yet many Canadians are still uncomfortable with the concept of children's rights,” said Landon Pearson, chair of the centre.“This journal is aimed at opening a broader dialogue among academics and thoughtful young people so that together we can bring about a deeper understanding of what children's rights mean and how important it is to protect, promote and fulfill them."
The journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on the topic of children’s rights. It offers a forum for exchanging ideas and engaging in conversation regarding a range of issues relating to children’s rights. It is international in scope and content, and encourages diverse approaches to the subject.
Proposals for manuscripts are currently being accepted for consideration for the journal’s inaugural issue. A range of contributions will be considered, including casestudies, comparative analyses, advocacy and policy articles. Manuscripts in English and French are welcomed from academics, researchers, community partners and young people. Authors are asked to examine the impact of the UNCRC for children’s lives in particular contexts from the past and in present circumstances, or to look ahead to how the UNCRC can be envisioned in the future.Please submit proposals to Virginia Caputo, director of the Landon Pearson Centre, by email at email@example.com by Dec. 20, 2013.
The first issue will published in spring 2014, in time to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights:
Inaugural Issue: Call for Proposals
Looking Back, Moving Forward: Reflecting on 25 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights is a peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on the topic of children’s rights. The Journal offers a forum for exchanging ideas and engaging in conversation regarding a range of issues relating to children’s rights. The Journal is international in scope and content and encourages diverse approaches to the subject.
We are currently accepting proposals for manuscripts to be considered for the Journal’s inaugural issue that reflect a range of contributions including case-studies, comparative analyses, advocacy, and policy articles. We welcome manuscripts in English and French from academics, researchers, community partners and young people. Each manuscript submission will undergo a peer review process. The editors will review youth submissions to verify their appropriateness to CJCR’s focus and scope.
The inaugural issue in spring 2014 will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. For this Special Issue, we invite authors to consider the impact of the CRC for children’s lives in particular contexts from the past, in present circumstances, or to look ahead to how to envision the CRC in the future.
Proposals should consist of an abstract of 250 words and up to six keywords describing the article together with a short bio (300 words) and contact information for the author. Original manuscripts should be approximately 8000 words plus references, double spaced, 12 point font, and using endnotes. We ask that manuscript submissions follow the American Psychological Association style guide. Consult the following link for details: http://www.library.carleton.ca/sites/default/files/research/subject-guides/library-guides/APA_2013.pdf
Please submit proposals to Virginia Caputo, Director, Landon Pearson Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by December 20, 2013. Final manuscripts will be due by February 21, 2014. The issue will be published in the spring, 2014. Readers of CJCR will have open access to its content.
Feel free to contact either Virginia Caputo at email@example.com or Landon Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Public Health Agency of Canada invites you to celebrate National Child Day on November 20, 2013! National Child Day is a day to celebrate the rights of children in Canada and it is quickly approaching. In this email you will learn more about National Child Day and why it is important to Canadians. You will also learn about some excellent resources that are available to help you plan for and celebrate National Child Day.