» Human Rights - Children
+ - Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
The mandate of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children is to ensure a collective voice for Canadian organizations and youth concerned with the rights of children as described in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the World Summit for Children Declaration. It produces a resource guide that brings together some of the most accessible resources on children’s rights in Canada and is a useful introduction to Convention-related materials for teachers and students.
+ - Free the Children
Free the Children believes that education is the key to solving many of the world’s problems, including child labor and poverty. Free the Children works to bring educational opportunities to children who cannot afford to go to school. The organization has built more than 400 primary schools in 21 developing countries and has undertaken development projects such as health clinics, women’s cooperatives and shipment of health and school supplies. Publications are available for use in classrooms that describe the issues involved and the work undertaken.
+ - The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) envisions a future in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN assists students to learn more about organizing campus clubs. It also produces supportive educational resources and curriculum tools, and BookLink, an online publications supplier.
+ - The Global Fund for Children
The Global Fund for Children (GFC) is a grant-making organization designed to strengthen small grassroots organizations that improve the education of children who otherwise would be left behind. Underscoring GFC’s grant making is a dynamic community education outreach program, the core of which is a book-publishing venture for children. This collection of children’s books and guides presents themes of diversity and tolerance that encourage them to respect the environment, different cultures and their peers throughout the world. In addition to books, GFC produces a film series.
+ - Save the Children
Save the Children’s State of the World’s Mothers report identifies the world’s most dangerous war zones for women and children and also ranks the best---and worst---countries to be a mother among 117 countries studied. Copies of the report are available upon request. Save the Children publishes other reports of values to teachers interested in the rights of children.
+ - State of the World’s Children – UNICEF
The State of the World’s Children is an annual United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report. It carries feature articles about the condition of the world’s children covering such topics as poverty, education, children involved in conflict, and health. It also carries summaries of reports by various worldwide panels having to do with children’s issues. Finally, it has extensive reporting of data having to do with the children of the world in the form of statistical tables, figures, and maps. This is an important and basic reference publication that should be in every classroom concerned with the status of the world’s children. Its use offers opportunities for teachers to integrate the social studies, sciences, language arts, and mathematics.
+ - World Vision Canada and World Vision United States
+ - Youth Advocate Program International
Youth Advocate Program International (YAPI) focuses specifically on child’s rights and protecting children from exploitation and victimization. On the website, there are course guides on these issues for teachers and other educators. There are also sections for primary and secondary level students and teachers as well as summaries and booklets on issues.