South Sudan: Children are dying now

Agosto 26, 2014 às 8:00 pm | Publicado em Campanhas em Defesa dos Direitos da Criança | Deixe um comentário
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Nearly 1 million children under age 5 in South Sudan will require treatment for acute malnutrition in 2014, and without immediate intervention, it is estimated that 50,000 children could die from malnutrition by the end of the year. Further, one in every three people in the country faces dangerous levels of food insecurity, with many not knowing when and how they will secure their next meal.

Resurgent conflict has raised pre-existent emergency levels of undernutrition among children to grave heights, and famine now looms. If more is not done, we are in danger of witnessing a repetition of the crises that emerged in Somalia and the Horn of Africa three years ago, when early warnings of extreme hunger and escalating malnutrition went largely unheeded until official famine levels were announced. South Sudan’s children are already dying. They cannot wait for such an announcement.

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Child Poverty and Material Deprivation in the European Union during the Great Recession

Agosto 26, 2014 às 12:00 pm | Publicado em Estudos sobre a Criança | Deixe um comentário
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The 2008 financial crisis triggered the first contraction of the world economy in the post-war era. This paper investigates the effect of the economic crisis on child poverty and material deprivation across the EU-28 plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. First, it examines if children were affected by the crisis to a greater extent than the population as a whole. Second, it analyses inequities among households with children and the degree to which those in workless households, migrant households, lone parent families and large families were at a greater risk of poverty and deprivation. Finally, it studies the extent to which social safety nets may have softened the negative impact of the economic crisis.

UN tells Ireland to ban smacking children

Agosto 26, 2014 às 6:00 am | Publicado em Relatório | Deixe um comentário
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Notícia do site de 25 de julho de 2014.

O documento da United Nations Human Rights Committee citado na notícia é o seguinte:

Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Ireland CCPR/C/IRL/CO/4



They say that the State should focus on promoting non-violent forms of discipline.

THE UN HAS told Ireland to ban smacking children.

The international body’s Human Rights Committee yesterday released a hard-hitting, eight-page document of “concluding observations” which also criticise Ireland’s handling of the symphysiotomy controversy and lack of progress investigating the institutional abuse of women and children in mother-and-baby homes as well as abortion.

In their recommendations on children, the UNHRC says:

“The State party should take appropriate steps, including the adoption of suitable legislation, to put an end to corporal punishment in all settings.

It should encourage non-violent forms of discipline as alternatives to corporal punishment, and conduct public information campaigns to raise awareness about its harmful effects.

The recommendations have been welcomed by the Children’s Rights Alliance, who have long called for an outright ban on smacking.

“The UN Human Rights Committee has called on Ireland to ban hitting children in all settings,” said Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance.

“A ban would change attitudes and reduce abuse levels overall. It’s about time that we took action to protect children from all forms of violence. The Committee also called on the Government to encourage non-violent forms of discipline and to conduct information campaigns to raise awareness about its harmful effects.

“Once again, the committee has criticised the lack of access to secular education in Ireland for children of minority faith or non-faith families. They recommend that the Government legislate against discrimination in access to schools on the grounds of religion or belief and increase the number of diverse schools and curriculum.”




Workshop Bullying e Ciberbullying: formas de violência entre os jovens

Agosto 26, 2014 às 6:00 am | Publicado em Divulgação | Deixe um comentário
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Lisboa: 4 de Outubro

O bullying e o ciberbullying são fenónomenos que fazem parte de uma problemática bastante conhecida, mas na realidade nem sempre reconhecida. Sendo o primeiro um fenómeno ancestral e o segundo muito recente, apenas nos últimos anos se compreendem os efeitos nefastos a curto e médio prazo. As vítimas tendem a exibir um auto-conceito desfavorável, baixa auto-estim, problemas de saúde físicos (sintomas psicossomáticos) e de saúde mental (sintomas depressivos, insegurança e ansiedade). Os agressores, frequentemente desenvolvem esquemas de interacção social desajustados e comportamentos de delinquência e criminalidade mais séria. O reconhecimento do problema e da capacitação de Pais, técnicos e profissionais da educação motivados é a chave para a sua resolução.

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