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International Conference on Children’s Rights and Family

Posted on 2/6/2016

International Conference on Children

Dear Friends. One of our partner organisation [Journalist and Writers Foundation] is calling for The Paper to submit International Conference on Children’s Rights and Family that will be organized in Nigeria this year. The deadline of the submission has extended ro 30 June 2016. Please find the details below. 

International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) defines a “child” as a person below the age of 18, and urges all governments to increase the level of protection for all children under 18 -regardless of their race, religion, or abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from. Governments should ensure that no child is discriminated on any basis, by taking all necessary steps to ensure that the minimum standards set by the Convention are being met. These necessary steps also include helping families protect children’s rights and create an environment where they can grow and reach their potential (Articles 1-4).

According to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, “all people, irrespective of sex, age, race, ethnicity, and persons with disabilities, migrants, indigenous peoples, children and youth, especially those in vulnerable situations, should have access to life-long learning opportunities that help them acquire the knowledge and skills needed to exploit opportunities and to participate fully in society.” In relation to that, the document promises “to provide children and youth with a nurturing environment for the full realization of their rights and capabilities, helping our countries to reap the demographic dividend including through safe schools and cohesive communities and families.”

In order to open the ground for an academic discussion of this “nurturing environment of children for the full realization of their rights and capabilities”,in partnership Ufuk Dialog Foundation and Arigatou International/Prayer and Action for Children, the Journalists and Writers Foundation organizes the 4th International Family Conference with a focus on children and family. The conference, titled “Children’s Rights and Family” will be held on 19-20 November, 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria, with an aim of promoting a proactive and universal child rights approach to family.

International Family Conference is a biennial international academic conference which is organized by the Women’s Platform of the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF), which holds General Consultative Status at UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Its aim is to stimulate interdisciplinary and cross-national collaboration and approach to various family issues.

Conference prioritizes policy-oriented articles together with academic and descriptive ones. This call for papers is an invitation for all academics from any disciplines of social science, experts and activists paying attention to the issue of family and children.

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