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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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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Empowerment Througt Media Education an Intercultural DIialogue -10 January 2011

Although media, digital and information divides certainly do exist in the world, more and more people have access to a steadily swelling flow of material through many new channels. An interactive and mobile media society has grown up alongside the traditional mass media society. More and more, media use is media activity-passive consumers are becoming active media producers. In the midst of these developments are children and youth

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue -18 February 2011

The “White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue” presented here, emphatically argues in the name of the governments of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe that our common future depends on our ability to safeguard and develop human rights, as enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights, democracy and the rule of law and to promote mutual understanding. It reasons that the intercultural approach offers a forward-looking model for managing cultural diversity. It proposes a conception based on individual human dignity (embracing our common humanity and common destiny). If there is a European identity to be realised, it will be based on shared fundamental values, respect for common heritage and cultural diversity as well as respect for the equal dignity of every individual.

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Life and Death Moral Implications of Biotechnology -23 February 2011

Breathtaking developments in human genetics are turning yesterday's science fiction into today's possibilities, raising new and difficult questions for Christian ethics. Drawing on discussions among pastors, theologians and ethicists and researchers, medical doctors and scientists from the Nordic Lutheran churches, this book begin by introducing the issues of reproductive technologiy, prenatal diagnosis, genetic screening and euthanasia

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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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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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Behond Hiroshima -25 February 2011

If we examine the nature of our lives, we find that from the moment of birth until we die, such simple human qualities as kindness, generositiy, and affection play a crucial role in ensuring not only that we feel satisfied but even that we survive.

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