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NEW BOOK IS HERE NOW!

Finally!

Today the joint book by 30 (or in fact 33) change agents are ready and published here as a PDF. The title is like this "International Studies on Enactment of Children´s Rights in Education. 30 researchers from non-western countries". It is published here: Research Report in Sociology of Law 2019:3, Sociology of Law, Lund Univesity. 314 p.

ISBN: 978-91-7267-420-2. ISSN 1404-1030.

Editors are Per Wickenberg, Bodil Rasmusson & Ulf Leo, Lund University.

You can download it free here: Look here in the Archive!

Or order it at Lund University in a paper copy:

E-post: bookorder@service.lu.se • www.bokshop.lu.se  

Excellent job done by all these change agents and CRC researchers!

Short on the Content

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a human rights legal document decided and adopted by the UN General Assembly in November 1989. This international convention has had a major impact on children’s rights, policies and legislation in many countries around the world. Another prominent feature of the development, however, is the lack of research in many areas on implementation of children’s rights. This underline the importance of a book like this with contributions from countries seldom represented with research in their own context.

This book has been initiated by researchers at the Child Rights Institute, Lund University, a research network with the aim to act for and support the rights of the child in different contexts, national and international, in research, in education or in other relevant practices. The Institute gather researchers to stimulate and to support new and continued research with a point of departure in the CRC. It provides an open and suitable arena for researchers to publish new material on implementing CRC in society. Invitation of researchers from our global network to contribute to an anthology was therefore fully in line with this ambition.

Fifteen new international studies on the enactment of children’s rights in schools and education are presented in this book. The authors are researchers from Colombia, Zambia, Viet Nam, Egypt, India, Kenya, Indonesia and China. They are researchers and scholars active in many different academic environments as research universities (Indonesia, Zambia, China, Kenya, Egypt, and Sweden), teacher training universities (China and India), National University of Education (Viet Nam, Colombia), Institute of Social Work and Health (India), District Teacher Training Institution, DIET (India).

Per, Bodil and Ulf

15 research contributions by change agents on CRC in Schools - Global

Now by the last sharp deadline, August 15, we have got 12 contributions of research articles on CRC implemented in Schools and Education. These contributions are written by 30 change agents in our network - from Africa, Latinamerica, Sweden and Asia! It is the countries in alphabetic order: China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Sweden, Viet Nam, and, Zambia. We will also have one contribution from Kenya.

Excellent work is done. Congratulations! Now we are making the peer-review readings and results will be done and communicated after September 15.

Then we will edit and design a research book - research anthology - with this title "Studies on Enactment of Children´s Rights in Education. It will be published in the established research books serie at Lund University "Research Reports in Sociology of Law" with a real ISBN number and a ISSN number: 1404-1030.

I seems to be a book of about some 150-200 pages. We will of course publish it here as a pdf document and free and open to download to all who are interested.

Well done!

Bodil, Ulf and Per

PS. After this above and in September 23: Now 15 articles!

Kenya Change Agents brainstorming meeting!

The old and new Kenyan team met in Nairobi to deliberate on ways to re-establish links with trained change agents across the country and the rest of the world. Present at the meeting were Carolyne L.A Onyango and John Oduor Onyang from Batch 4 and Per Wickenberg. Susan Njoki Githaiga who works with John in Kenya Alliance for the Advancement of Children´s Rights was in attendance.

The Meeting resolved to mobilize all the CRC trained change agents and other child rights actors in Kenya to create an active Kenyan platform that can spearhead child rights activities in Kenya. The team also agreed to engage other relevant stakeholders in their bid to bring the much-needed change in the lives of children and youth in Kenya.

Conference on Environment and Child Rights at UN in Nairobi, Kenya

During 26-28 February there will be held an International Conference on Environment at UNEP and Child Rights in United Nations compound in Nairobi, Kenya. Margot Wallström, the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs will listen to the childrens´ voices under the Mother tree in Childrens Meeting Place at UN in Nairobi. The Globetree from Sweden is organising this with UNEP and UN Habitat.

Here in the middle on this photo you will find Kajsa Dahlström, Globetree, and Ms Carolyne Onyango, Change Agent in Batch 4, 2006, in the training programme on "Child Rights, Classroom and School Management". Carolyne is active in this conference as an volonteer. She will also now start to build up the CRC-network in Kenya with the Change Agents still active in Kenya!

20 abstracts received!

About 20 abstracts with a research perspective have been written on the theme of Studies on Enactment of Children's Rights in Education - something that all our change agents were invited to. So far, it has inspired 44 research-interested change agents and their colleagues to write. The articles will be open access and published here on our open platform.

More information will come later.

Universal Children’s Day Celebration!

(In the picture: Per Wickenberg and Emma Alfredsson)

The Child Rights Institute celebrated Universal Children's Day!

On the 20th of November the Child Rights Institute was proud to host a national conference in a regional setting. Together with Barnombudsmannen, Länsstyrelsen Skåne, Skånes kommunförbund and other partners in Barnrättsforum Skåne on how to implement CRC in Sweden.

#GlobalChildRightsOnline #UN #CRC #theChildRightsInstitute #CRI #Agenda2030 #SDGs #BarnrättsforumSkåne #Sida - Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete #barnrätt2018