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Child protection -10 January 2011

The fulfilment of children’s rights, including those to protection, depends on a global movement in which everybody not only understands and respects their duties to children, but also acts upon them. Parliaments and their members can and should be among the foremost champions of child protection. They can legislate, oversee government activity, allocate financial resources and, as leaders within their nations and communities, raise awareness of issues and provide advocacy

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Ecole et Paix -23 February 2011

est-il logique de mettre l’accent sur l’éducation aux droits de l’homme alors que, dans une majorité de pays, l’accès à l’éducation n’est pas assuré ? Peut-être faut-il penser à rétablir les priorités en mettant l’accent sur le droit à l’éducation tout en sachant que l’éducation aux droits de l’homme en est une partie intégrante.

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Ending legalised violence against children -11 January 2011

Hitting people is wrong – and children are people too. Corporal punishment of children breaches their fundamental rights to respect for their human dignity and physical integrity. Its legality breaches their right to equal protection under the law. Urgent action is needed in every region of the world to respect fully the rights of all children – the smallest and most fragile of people. This report reviews law and policy in relation to corporal punishment and deliberate humiliation of children throughout the world. It makes recommendations for law reform and other measures which it is hoped will be adopted and pursued urgently, at national, regional and international levels, in the context of follow-up to the UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children.

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From Commitment to Action -4 January 2011

Following the United Nations Study on Violence againt Children, Religions for Peace and Unicef initiated an inter-religious reflection and dialogue that led to the 2006 "Multi-religious Commitment to Confront Violence against Children" (the Kyoto Declaration). The Kyoto Declaration is a testament to the shared recognition of the inherent dignity and value of children. It also calls all religious communities to join in an alliance to protect and promote the well-being of children.

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General Comments of the Committee on the Rights of the Child -17 May 2010

*Includes CD with Concluding Observations *Includes General Comments No. 1- No. 8 (2001-2006): The Aims of Education; The Role of Independent National Human Rights Institutions in the promotioon and protection of the rights of the child; HIV/AIDS and the rights of the child; Adolescent Health and Development in the contesxt of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; Treatment of Unaccompanied and Separated Children; Implementing child rights in Early Childhood; The right of the Child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment *Includes other materials for the CRC at 18

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La Protection de l'enfant -10 January 2011

La réalisation des droits de l’enfant, celle, notamment, de son droit d’être protégé, suppose un mouvement d’envergure mondiale: désormais, il ne suffit plus simplement de reconnaître et de comprendre les devoirs de la société envers les enfants, mais d’agir pour traduire ces convictions en actes. Les parlements et leurs membres peuvent être les meilleurs champions de la protection de l’enfant; mieux, ils le doivent. Ils peuvent légiférer, superviser l’action du gouvernement et allouer des ressources financières; et comme responsables nationaux et notables locaux, ils peuvent attirer l’attention sur des questions importantes et sensibiliser l’opinion.

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Pawns of politics Children, conflict and peace in Northern Uganda -11 January 2011

For more than a decade, World Vision has worked with the communities in northern Uganda to help them cope with the impacts of war. At World Vision’s Children of War Centre in Gulu, children who escape from captivity under the Lord’s Resistance Army are helped to return home and rebuild their lives through psychosocial counselling, healthcare, education and vocational training. In the camps for displaced persons, food, water and shelter only begin to address the needs of millions of families forced from their homes. We can give blankets to night commuters, but we also need to end the fear that drives them to leave home. The insecurity and costs of this war for everyone over the years is a price that is too high to pay

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Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse and Online Exploitation in the Wake of COVID-19: An Open Discussion from Pakistan

The wellbeing of many children around the world has been severely affected as a direct consequence of the measures taken to stop the spread of COVID-19, like the closure of schools and prolonged lockdowns.

The United Nations Secretary-General has reported a global surge in domestic-based violence linked to COVID-19, and calls to helplines in some countries have reportedly doubled. Spending more time on virtual platforms can leave children vulnerable to online sexual exploitation and grooming, as predators look to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.

With this in mind, Search For Justice – CAN Pakistan, and the Child Protection & Welfare Bureau – Government of the Punjab, hosted an online session on Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse and Online Exploitation, reaching 130 participants.

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Proyecto Educativo, Promocional y Pastoral a favor de Muchachos y Muchachas en situació de dificulta -25 February 2011

Constituye para mi una gran satisfacción poder presentar el "Proyecto Educativo, Promocional y Pastoral a favor de Muchachos y Muchachas en situació de dificultad". La Red Muchachos Situaciones con DOn BOsco (MDB) se ha ido consolidando poco a poco. Ha marcado un estilo y un ritmo de trabajo que se caracteriza simpre por ejecutar cada acción en el momento adecuado y con la intensidad adecuada. Los laicos y salesianos que Ilevn adelante este royecto son conscientes de que cuando se trata de educación de los jóvenes no se puede improvisar, hemos de saber lo que se quiere y a dóonde se pretende Ilevar al educando. El Proyecto Educativo es el instrumento que asegura que la red de MDB implementa líneas educativas comunes, respetando la particularidad de cadra centro.

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Refugee Children -11 January 2011

Close to half of the world's 17 million refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR are children under the age of 18 years. The largest number of refugees-including refugee children- continue to be from and in Africa as well as the Central Asia, South West Asia, North Africa, and Middle East (CASWANAME)region.

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Semantics or Substance? TOwards a shared understanding of terminology referring to the sexual abuse -10 January 2011

Millions of children around the world are sexually exploited and abused. Children from poor countries as well as rich, boys as well as girls, face the threat of sexual abuse or exploitation. No region or country is immune. An estimated 2 million children globally are exploited in the commercial sex trade; more than a million children are trafficked for all purposes each year. Children who are trafficked are extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation. ese figures speak to a massive failure of protection for children.

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Statment Children affected by Armed Conflict -12 January 2011

Over the last decade, 2 million children have been killed in conflict situations, over 1 million have been made orphans, over 6 million have been seriously injured or permanently disabled and over 10 million have been left with grave chological trauma. Today, conflicts tend to affect an increasing number of children. Attacks are generally indiscriminate and children regularly become the strategic target of belligerents, as the enemy is defined through "ethnicity". A dramatic situation, which increases with the number and length of wars - wars waged by adults, where children are always the first and weakest victims.

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The Child Labour Problem -11 January 2011

The Child Labour Problem. Issues and Solutions is the most recently published number of Defence for Children's Monitor. This number, dedicated to the child labour issue, is published at the time of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of DCI. It is an outcome of the cooperation of DCI with IREWOC, the Foundation for International Research on the Exploitation of Working Children. The book presents articles with different views on child labour policy ranging from proponents of a respectful approach to children's decision to work towards proponents of the total eradication of child labour. It also contains some articles that give insight into special cases of working children.

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The State of the World's Children 2003 -12 January 2011

Each generation is faced with new challenges – listening for and to the views of children is one of ours. This year, The State of the World’s Children focuses on the responsibility of adults to seek out the perspectives and opinions of children and to take them seriously; and on the responsibility of adults to help children and adolescents develop their competencies for authentic and meaningful participation in the world.

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The Statment of the World's Children 2007 -12 January 2011

Gender equality is central to realizing the Millennium agenda, which risks failure without the full participation of all members of society. Within the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals, and at the heart of the United Nations itself, is the acknowledgement that the vulnerable, especially children, require special care and attention. Gender equality will not only empower women to overcome poverty, but also their children, families, communities and countries. When seen in this light, gender quality is not only morally right – it is pivotal to human progress and sustainable development.

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The White Book of our Future -11 January 2011

The White Book of our Future is an educational initiative launched by UNESCO and P.A.U. Education, which has already been implemented in Mali and Honduras. The project is currently being carried out by P.A.U. Education and coordinated locally by Caritas in Egypt. It aims to encourage street children to express their thoughts regarding the issues which surround them and to reflect on their future. The White Book of our Future hopes to encourage children to express themselves and to raise their awareness of their own skills. It also seeks to foster in-depth debate in society regarding the plight of these children so that it decides to consider their right to participate fully in it.

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Violence against Children- What do NGOs know? What do NGOs say? -11 January 2011

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) sets a unique framework to address violence against children. Article 3 establishes that “in all actions concerning children, (...) the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration”. While taking into account the rights and duties of any individual legally responsible for the child, States Parties undertake to ensure the child such protection and care as is necessary for his or her well-being.

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