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Children's Rights and International Development : lessons and challenges from the field

Author: Myriam S Denov; Richard Alexander Maclure; Kathryn M Campbell; Dharshini Seneviratne
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, ©2011.
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"Although two decades have passed since the nearly universal ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the realization of children's rights throughout much of the developing world continues to be a significant challenge. This collection of "essays from the field" combines accounts of the experiences and perspectives of marginalized children in ten developing countries with critical assessments of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Myriam S Denov; Richard Alexander Maclure; Kathryn M Campbell; Dharshini Seneviratne
ISBN: 9780230606821 0230606822
OCLC Number: 689858550
Description: vi, 308 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Children and Institutional Care: 1. Home Truths: Children's Rights in Institutional Care in Sri Lanka / Dharshini Seneviratne and Fahmida Mariam; 2. Juvenile Justice in São Paulo, Brazil: Violence and Denied Opportunities / John D. McLennan, Fatima D. Rigato, and Isabel A.S. Bordin; 3. Children in Institutional and Alternative Care in Viet Nam: A Review of Current Policy and Practice / Julie Bergeron and Sakiko Tanaka --
Part II. Child Labor, Violence and Exploitation: 4. Child Laborers in the Bolivian Mining Sector: Exploring Children's Experiences and Perspectives / Juan Albarracin-Jordan and Thérèse Bouchard; 5. Breaking the Silence: The Voices of Girls Forcibly Involved in Armed Conflict in Angola / Vivi Stavrou; 6. Addressing Youth Violence and Aggression in Colombia: Examining Community-wide Prevention Initiative / Luis F Duque, Michael Ungar, and Beatriz Caicedo --
Part III. Child Rights, Education and Participation: 7. The Dynamics of Youth Participation: Insights From Research Fieldwork with Female Youth in Senegal / Richard Maclure; 8. From Education to Equality? Bolivian Adolescent Males' Understanding of Gender Equality in the Wake of Sensitivity Workshops / Christine Gervais --
Part IV. Community-based Approaches to Child Rights and Protection: 9. The Wayo Programme in Northern Uganda: Building on Traditional Assets in Supporting Acholi Young Women and Girls in the Context of War and HIV / Sheetal Patel, Patricia Spittal, Herbert Muyinda, Geoffrey Oyat, and Nelson Sewankambo; 10. Rethinking the Orphan Crisis: Community-Based Responses to Orphan Care in Malawi / Liam Riley and Esther Lupafya; 11. The Fluctuations of Child Worker Support: A Study of Female Domestic Workers in Senegal / Daniel Lavan and Richard Maclure; 12. Circles of Care: Community-Based Child Protection in South Africa / Philip Cook and Lesley du Toit.
Responsibility: edited by Myriam Denov, Richard Maclure, and Kathryn Campbell.
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