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Children's Rights Glossary


The Children's Rights Thesaurus, Glossary and Bibliography have been compiled in collaboration with several child rights experts and organizations. The Glossary provides a detailed key to the specialized terminology of children’s rights and in particular the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Child Domestic Work


The fifth Innocenti Digest looks at what is probably the largest and most ignored group of child workers: child domestic workers. The limited research available on this 'invisible workforce' suggests that 90 percent are girls, most are 12 to 17 years old, and some work 15-hour days.

Child Poverty across Industrialized Nations


Despite widespread concern about the living standards of children, the research of the last decade has confirmed that there remain wide variations in the extent of child poverty across countries at otherwise similar levels of development.

Child Poverty in Spain: What can be said?


During the last three decades Spain has undergone a major political and socio-economic transformation. Over the same period, indicators such as average welfare levels as measured by real disposable per capita income or expenditure on social protection have shown a significant net rise.

Child Rights in Latin America: From irregular situation to full protection


The Convention on the Rights of the Child has now been ratified by 191 nations. Notwithstanding, securing the principles and necessary legal safeguards remains a difficult achievement. Laws and jurisprudence must be firmly linked to the national reality to avoid them being well-meant placebos.

Child Work and Education: Five case studies from Latin America


In recent years research, as well as the results of practical programmes, has lead to a clearer understanding of the relationship between child work and education. It is increasingly evident that child work is not entirely the result of economic need or exploitation.

Child Poverty and Deprivation in the Industrialized Countries 1945-1995


The contributors to this volume use a common analytical framework to evaluate how economic, family structure and public policy changes affected the well-being of children in the industrialized countries in the West and the East from the end of the Second World War to the mid-1990s.

Children and Families of Ethnic Minorities, Immigrants and Indigenous Peoples: Global Seminar Report, 1995


The seventh Innocenti Global Seminar, held in Florence in October 1996, brought together participants with a wide range of experiences and perspectives to discuss discrimination against ethnic minorities, immigrants and indigenous peoples. The Report emphasizes participation, education and empowerment and calls for systematic attention to be paid to minority populations in all situation analyses.

Children and Violence


The second Innocenti Digest explores violence by and to children, using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as its framework. The focus is on interpersonal violence, both intrafamilial and extrafamilial. Sexual abuse and exploitation are included in the discussion.

Children at Risk in Central and Eastern Europe: Perils and Promises


This Report looks at the changes in risks facing the 100 million children in the 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Eight types of risk are considered in turn ranging from poverty to war and dislocation.

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