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  • YMCA’s #BeReal campaign finds that almost two thirds of young people feel pressure to look their best online

    Date: 16th May 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Mental health, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Bullying, Non-discrimination

    Almost two-thirds of young people (61%) feel pressure to look their best online, according to new findings from the Be Real Campaign. The alarming research also revealed that more than two-thirds (67%) regularly worry about the way they look.

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  • A response to UK Children’s Commissioners’ letter on the consequences for children’s safety of a No Deal Brexit

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation

    On 19th February 2019 a letter was sent from the four Children’s Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Rt. Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The letter sought assurances on some of the immediate issues facing children’s safety of a No Deal Brexit.

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  • New visual for the Children and Families Directorate

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Scottish Government’s Children and Families Directorate has been working on a new visual to articulate the purpose and approach to Getting it Right for Every Child. 

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  • The Europe Kids Want: Sharing the views of children and young people across Europe to mark World Children’s Day

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Equal protection from violence, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Bullying

    UNICEF and Eurochild launched an online survey, inviting children and young people to share their views on the Europe they want. ‘Europe Kids Want’ gathered children’s and young people’s experiences of family-life, school, society and their thoughts on Europe. The online survey is active until 30 June 2019

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  • Consultation: First draft of the Bucharest EU Children’s Declaration

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    A first draft of the Bucharest Children’s Declaration has been developed by a group of 25 Romanian children, the so-called Romanian Children’s Board, in consultations with other children in Romania. The draft Declaration is now open for feedback from both children and organisations working with and for children. Consultations can be organized with children on the Declaration and its results can be included in the feedback form.

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  • Call for inputs for the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRD's to the 74th session of the General Assembly

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Reporting to and monitoring the UNCRC, Other human rights treaties and mechanisms, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, General measures of implementation

    In his next thematic report to the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders will address the topic of impunity for human rights violations and abuses committed against human rights defenders. This report will be presented to the 74th session of the General Assembly in October 2019. Deadline: Monday 6th May 2019 This is an opportunity to secure a chapter on children.  

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  • Newly published reports recommend priority investment areas across key children’s rights issues

    Date: 30th April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    On 27 February, the European Commission released its 2019 Country Reports, which provide an analysis of economic and social policies in each EU Member State. This year, the European Semester is of particular importance because it details investment priorities that will shape the programming of structural funds in every country for the next EU Budget 2021-2027.

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  • Consultation: Draft Age Appropriate Design Code

    Date: 18th April 2019
    Category: Mental health, Access to appropriate information, Equal protection from violence, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Protection of privacy, Recreation, play and cultural activities, Best interests of the child

    The Information Commissioner has launched a draft of the Age Appropriate Design Code for consultation. The Commissioner has dubbed the code as “a new deal between children and the tech sector.

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  • HRC40 resolutions tabled: Rights of the Child, HRDs and 30th anniversary of the UNCRC

    Date: 2nd April 2019
    Category: Children with disabilities, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Child Rights Connect has been following three resolutions at the Human Rights Council that were tabled on 14th March 2019 on empowering children with disabilities, recognising children as environmental human rights defenders and celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the UNCRC.

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  • UN human rights experts applaud children fighting climate change

    Date: 2nd April 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    In response to the adoption of the Resolution on environmental human rights defenders, Child Rights Connect has shared a press release circulated by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, jointly with the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and the Special Rapporteur. They highlight the importance of the resolution for children who are currently standing up for their right to a healthy and sustainable environment.

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  • Commitment towards children’s transition from institutional to family and community-based care grows

    Date: 28th March 2019
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Opening Doors for Europe’s Children – a pan-European campaign that advocates for strengthening families and ending institutional care – released 16 country fact sheets about the progress with the transition from institutional to family and community-based care (also known as deinstitutionalisation) in 2018.

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  • Romanian EU Presidency to host Children’s Summit on the Future of Europe

    Date: 28th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles

    The Romanian Presidency of the European Union has made “children’s right to participate in decisions that affect them” a top priority in the EU. 

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  • Call for submissions: Young Human Rights Defenders to spotlight Amnesty’s Write for Rights 2019 campaign

    Date: 21st March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Access to appropriate information, Equal protection from violence, Freedom of association and peaceful assembly, Freedom of thought, conscience and religion, Protection of privacy, Restraint

    Closing date: 14th April 2019. This year, for the 30th anniversary of the CRC, Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign will be focused on young human rights defenders (aged 25 and under) and they are looking for 10 amazing young people defending human rights to spotlight the campaign.

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  • Raising Awareness of Children's Rights at the upcoming Rights Cafes

    Date: 21st March 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    In December 2019, Scottish Ministers laid before Parliament a report on actions relevant to children’s rights taken over the past three years and an Action Plan for the next three years, in line with Part 1 duties included in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. As part of the work towards achieving the commitments laid out in the Action Plan, the Children’s Rights and Participation Team is hosting six, free unconference events, ‘Rights Cafés’, around Scotland.

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  • Youth workers say community relations negatively impacted since EU Referendum

    Date: 20th March 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    A new report by YouthLink Scotland and Youth Scotland shows youth workers have witnessed a negative impact on community relations since the EU Referendum in June 2016. The Hear.EU report explores the impact of Brexit on the youth work sector in Scotland.

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  • The Scottish Government held the third annual Cabinet meeting with 14 children and young people

    Date: 14th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare

    Last week, the Scottish Government held the third annual Cabinet meeting with children and young people at Bute House, Edinburgh.

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  • Children’s sharing app is fined over neglecting children's data privacy

    Date: 13th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Protection of privacy

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), of the United States, has said that Musical.ly app, which was later acquired and incorporated into TikTok, illegally and knowingly collected information from children under the age of 13.

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  • New report outlines systematic failures to protect children in England

    Date: 13th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare, Health and health services, Equal protection from violence

    A new report reveals how national and local government is failing to protect children in England whilst policymakers focus on Brexit, leaving children traumatised, powerless and vulnerable to abuse in many areas of their lives. The State of Children’s Rights in 2018 report includes new data gathered using Freedom of Information requests which highlights issues such as: housing and accommodation, increasing violence against children, and the increased use of spit hoods by police. 

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  • Together co-signs statement for the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on human rights

    Date: 7th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Child Rights Connect had prepared a statement to be presented on 28th February at the Human Rights Council’s interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur, Michel Forst, on human rights defenders.

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  • The Committee on the Rights of the Child will draft a General Comment on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment.

    Date: 7th March 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, General principles, General measures of implementation

    Closing date 15 May 2019. The Committee on the Rights of a Child will set a new international standard for children’s rights in a digital world. It is necessary and timely, as children grow up in an increasingly connected world where technology has critically significant impacts on their lives.

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