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New Research: Public Policy and Children’s Rights throughout the world

New ResearchNew Research: Public Policy and Children’s Rights throughout the world
Children’s Chances is a site launched by the World Policy Analysis Center and contains never-before-available comparative data on laws and public policies affecting children’s opportunities in 193 countries. The data covers education, child labour, child marriage, poverty, discrimination, health, and parental care. The website includes unique full colour world maps on a range of topics such as: how long girls are protected from marrying compared to boys; which countries charge tuition for secondary education; which countries guarantee paid leave for mothers and fathers; and which countries offer inclusive education to children with disabilities.View the site.

Know your Rights (for indigenous youth)

Know your Rights ImageNew Publication for Indigenous Youth: Know your Rights!
 Know Your Rights! United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for Indigenous Adolescents was written for adolescent boys and girls, aged 13-18 years. This publication was prepared by Dr. Cindy Blackstock in collaboration with UNICEF, the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (SPFII), and the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus.

Opportunity for Youth: Canadian Society’s Youth Forum

Opportunity for Youth: Canadian Cancer Society’s Youth Forum

In 2013, the Canadian Cancer Society celebrates its 75th anniversary. To celebrate, the CCS is hosting a youth forum and are looking for BC youth (ages 19 – 25) to:

  • Share their voice on health and cancer prevention; what changes you would like to see and how we can help you achieve these changes
  • Learn new leadership skills that will support you to take action in your own communities on relevant health and cancer prevention issuesOpportunity for Youth

Application Deadline is March 15th, 2013.

Apply now.