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Children and youth

Author: Bernard Schissel
Publisher: Halifax : Fernwood Pub., ©2011.
Series: About Canada (Black Point, N.S.), 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Canada is a signatory on the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which guarantees the protection and care of children and youth. About Canada: Children and Youth examines each of the rights within the Canadian context? and finds Canada wanting. Schissel argues that although our expressed desire is to protect and care for our children, the reality is that young people, in Canada and around the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Schissel
ISBN: 9781552664346 1552664341 9781552664124 1552664120
OCLC Number: 727107483
Description: 120 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction : the rights of children --
1. Freedom from want --
2. Freedom from ill health --
3. Freedom from legal discrimination --
4. Freedom from labour discrimination --
5. The right to learn --
6. The right to protection from corporate aggression --
7. Child and youth rights
Series Title: About Canada (Black Point, N.S.), 6.
Other Titles: Children & youth
Responsibility: Bernard Schissel.

Abstract:

Canada is a signatory on the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which guarantees the protection and care of children and youth. About Canada: Children and Youth examines each of the rights within the Canadian context? and finds Canada wanting. Schissel argues that although our expressed desire is to protect and care for our children, the reality is that young people, in Canada and around the world, often lack basic human rights. The lives of young people are steeped in abuse from the education and justice systems, exploitation by corporations, ill health and poverty. And while the hearts of Canadians go out to youth in distant countries suffering under oppressive circumstances, those same hearts often have little sympathy for the suffering of youth, particularly disadvantaged youth, within Canada. This book explores our contradictory views and argues that we must do more to ensure that the rights of the child are upheld--from publisher's website.

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