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Reports focusing on restorative justice and non-violent juvenile justice for children

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“This report examines the potential of restorative justice programmes to facilitate conflict resolution and provide appropriate protection to children. This applies to the justice system, whether children are victims, offenders or witnesses, but it also applies in a range of other contexts, including at school, in residential care units, in social welfare settings and in the community. ”   Click here to see the report  Promoting Restorative Justice for Children        A useful resource if you are working with children.


FlyerA Second report launched is entitled ” Creating a Non-Violent Juvenile Justice System” Report 2013.  This report was prepared by The International NGO Council on Violence Against Children.  It is easy to read and a helpful resource, laid out in a very attractive way with a foreword by Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children.  The full report is available here

The experiential journey as a three month intern in Geneva

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It was a call from Sr. Susan Chia, Congregational link councilor, who had visited the Sri Lanka/ Pakistan province for a workshop on “Participative model of Leadership” which made me realize the need to get experience in relation to the Human Rights Based Approach and the instruments which were available at international level which could assist us to be more effective at the local level. From that day onwards all the arrangement were made for me to have an experiential learning process in Geneva and I arrived here on 10th January 2013.  Read more…

Congratulation Sr. Niluka Perera from the  Province of Sri Lanka/Pakistan on this achievement and congratulations to your mentors Hedwig and Clare!

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Sr Niluka Perera, Good Shepherd International Justice Peace Intern from Sri Lanka:

– Receiving her UN badge;
– Receiving guidance from Sr.Hedwig Jöhl, GS NGO representative in Geneva;
– Attending work on the the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and
– Greeting and Networking with Ms Hiranthi Wijemanne, Sri Lankan member of the UN Child Rights Committee.

Clare Nolan, training facilitator is currently visiting in Geneva with Hewig and Niluka.

Opportunity for free e-learning on socio-economic policies for child rights with equity.

UNICEF and the Economic Research Foundation (ERF) invite you to participate in a new e-learning programme focusing on socio-economic policies for child rights with equity. This free, self-paced online course is available to all development partners at UN agencies, governments, universities and civil society organizations.

Course description: This innovative programme is a foundational course on economic and social policies to promote equity and child rights. The topics covered include: the human rights-based approach to development; equitable macroeconomic and sector policies; public finance and social budgeting; multidimensional poverty; social protection, migration and climate change.

The e-course aims to provide evidence-based arguments and advocacy skills needed to promote equity and children’s rights in public policy, in the context of recent developments such as the economic crisis or high food prices.

Course duration: The course is self-directed and may be completed at your own pace.

Registration: This course is being offered free of charge to ensure maximum outreach. Upon completion of each module, a test is administered and a certificate will be issued to all who reach successful completion.

Visit http://www.policyforchildrights.org/ to get started. Please share this announcement with all who may be interested in participating.

20th Anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child at the United Nations.

Today the United Nations commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the Conventios n on the Rights of the Child.  You can see whole event by clicking on this link and finding 20th November, 2009, Special Events, archieved videos. http://www.un.org/webcast/2009.html   Much has been accomplished – the most ratified convention in the world- but a huge challenge remains –   64 million women aged 20-24 in the developing world reported they were married before 18 years, 1.2 million children were trafficked each year as of the year 2000, 14 million young women gave birth between the ages of 15 and 19 years old, 500 million-1.5 billion children have been affected by violence.  These statistics are recored in UNICEF’s Celebrating 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The State of the World’s Children.  Special Edition.  Click here to read more http://www.unicef.org/    If you require a hard copy of the report (in three languages – English, Spanish and French) why not use the comment at the bottom of the post.