Children as Human Rights Defenders

#CPYearinReview: D is for Defenders

“We need to defend children’s rights so that children can look back and remember a happy childhood with happy memories.” ...
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Children’s Parliament and Eurochild: MCPs go to Croatia!

Hi, we are Elisha, Ben and Mackenzie! We are MCPs, or Members of Children's Parliament.  At the end of October, ...
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Working with boys and feeling exasperated

For all the talk of growing awareness of adverse childhood experiences, of the need for nurturing educational environments, or the ...
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Times of Our Lives: Growing up in Future Scotland

"We have an opportunity now to break the cycle. Working with children and the adults around them in their homes, ...
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Nurturing relationships

In our Seen + Heard Fife programme we work with looked after children, with different care experiences – foster care, ...
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Children’s Parliament meets the Scottish Cabinet 2018

"I liked that we got to share our views - we're kids and it's important to listen to us. I ...
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National Sitting, The Hub, Edinburgh (Monday 20th November 2017)

To mark Universal Children’s Day and Children’s Parliament’s 21st birthday, 75 children aged 9-13 and 75 adults travelled from across ...
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UNfearties

Unfearties at the United Nations

"We can only be human rights defenders if we are brave, courageous and ready to fight injustice." - Kate Gilmore, ...
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Chelsea growing up in the snow

ACES and Children’s Rights

I grew up in Minnesota (a state that prides itself on being a socially progressive and cultural beacon in the ...
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Seen + Heard

Unjustifiable Assault

In some ways, Scotland can be one of the best places in the world to grow up. On a recent ...
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