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Power pointofsuestubbscrc

  1. 1. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Lessons to be learned for the UN Convention on the Rights of children
  2. 2. – Key Facts  Origins:Declaration on the Rights of the Child drafted 1923 by Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children  1989: UNCRC adopted by UN  NGO involvement strong , but not DPO  1991: monitoring Committee on the Rights of the Child established
  3. 3. UNCRC - content  First human rights treaty to specifically mention disability, Articles 2  General principles:  Article 3: Best Interests of the Child  Article 12: Participation  Article 2: Non-discrimination  Article 6: Survival and Development
  4. 4. Publications on Disabled Children’sRights – good practice and abusesIt is Our World Too! A Disabled Children’sReport on the Lives Rights – A Practicalof Disabled Children Guide. Save the Children AllianceRights for Disabled 2001Children2001
  5. 5. UNCRC: Issues related to Violations  Major gaps in evidence: Disabled children and sexual abuse, child labour, conflict situations, juvenile justice, drug abuse, family reunification.  Invisibility: violations not noticed/seen as important or relevant to disabled children  Indivisibility of rights: some examples of ‘good practice’ violate other rights  Some impairment groups more invisible than others
  6. 6. UNCRC Violations: examples  Discrimination (Art 2):  Direct: different laws for disabled children.  In-direct discrimination; neglect, inaction  Absence or non-implementation of policy  Multiple discrimination – disabled+refugee – slip between both nets  Equal rights does not mean equal treatment.
  7. 7. UNCRC: Good practice  Disaggregation of data: gender, age and disability  Non-discrimination policy and practice  Shift from charity/medical to rights based  Participation: need for self-advocacy  Comprehensive, rights- based programmes
  8. 8. Things to change: Collaboration between Child Rights NGOs and Disabled Peoples Organisations (all impairments) Disabled Child Self Advocacy Disaggregated data collection Pro-active addressing gaps in information
  9. 9. Disabled Children lobbying in New York January 2006Representatives from Bangladesh, China and UK
  10. 10. Lobbying in the UN, January 2006 I am very happy to raise issues related to the disable children. It is nice for me to say some thing in front of global community. Nazma (Bangladesh

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