Advocating for Children: International Perspectives on Children's Rights

Author(s): Anne B. Smith

Children & Adolescents

This book presents selected papers from a July 1999 conference, held in New Zealand. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child provides a reference point for discussions on children and trauma, children's rights and education, and actions of governments to implement the Convention. Contributors represent an interdisciplinary forum of professionals working directly or indirectly with children, including lawyers, teachers, social workers, health professionals, and researchers.


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Trauma and Children's Rights; Children with Disabilities: Equal Rights or Different Rights?; Children's Rights Education: Implementing Article; Children's Rights in the Ecology of Human Development; Judicial and Legislative Conception of Childhood and Children's Voices in Family Law; Assessing the Impact of the Economic Reforms on Maori Tamariki and Rangatahi; The Rights of the Samoan Child; Victims of Tokenism and Hypocrisy: New Zealand's Failure to Implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; The Sociology of Childhood: Children's Autonomy and Participation Rights; Parents AND Children: Legal Reform to Facilitate Children's Participation; Children's Democratic Rights: Are We Ready? What We Can Learn from Young Workers; Urban Children and Families in Distress: Global Trends and Concerns; Children's Rights and Early Childhood Education: The Rights of Babies and Young Children; Consent in Child health: Upholding the participation Rights of Children and Young People; Summary: Where Do We Go Next?

General Fields

  • : 9781877133909
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : January 2000
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anne B. Smith
  • : Paperback
  • : 305.23
  • : 224
  • : illus