Blog post: The increased abuse against children, adolescents, and females during the COVID-19 pandemic; and policy makers and officers at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights can do to tackle these">
The increased abuse against children, adolescents, and females during the COVID-19 pandemic; and policy makers and officers at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights can do to tackle these

The increased abuse against children, adolescents, and females during the COVID-19 pandemic; and policy makers and officers at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights can do to tackle these

During these times that have forced Inter-American citizens to remain isolated at home, the amount of abuse and traumatizing events inflicted upon children and adolescents have also increased. For thousands of children and teens, schools, after-school programs and clubs were the refuge from physically abusive parents, sexually abusive neighbours, and verbally abusive relatives at home.Read more about The increased abuse against children, adolescents, and females during the COVID-19 pandemic; and policy makers and officers at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights can do to tackle these[…]

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Speech about the Americas Children and Youth Day (June 9)

Speech about the Americas Children and Youth Day (June 9)

First of all, thank you for organizing this webinar. I believe that webinars like this are exemplary of how much importance the Inter-American Human Rights System (i.e. the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Children’s Institute) and the UN’s Committee on the Rights of the Child place onRead more about Speech about the Americas Children and Youth Day (June 9)[…]

Blog post: Decolonizing History Curriculum for Children">
Decolonizing History Curriculum for Children

Decolonizing History Curriculum for Children

A recent concept that has garnered much attention from educators, activists, and youth is decolonizing history. According to Meera Sabaratnam, chair of the Decolonising SOAS Working Group and a senior lecturer in international relations at SOAS University of London, the campaign to decolonise history calls for a greater representation of non-European thinkers, as well asRead more about Decolonizing History Curriculum for Children[…]

Blog post: How to Increase the Success of Girls in Technological Leadership Through Childhood and Adolescent Tech Education">
How to Increase the Success of Girls in Technological Leadership Through Childhood and Adolescent Tech Education

How to Increase the Success of Girls in Technological Leadership Through Childhood and Adolescent Tech Education

In the US, according to the Tech Jury, only 24.61% of computing jobs were held by women in 2018. This number has been on a steady decline for years. While the global average in 2018 revealed that only 20% of all jobs in technology were held by women. 74% of girls express a desire forRead more about How to Increase the Success of Girls in Technological Leadership Through Childhood and Adolescent Tech Education[…]

Blog post: First Nations communities across Canada and their battle with the Covid-19 outbreak">
First Nations communities across Canada and their battle with the Covid-19 outbreak

First Nations communities across Canada and their battle with the Covid-19 outbreak

As the Covid-19 outbreak hits Canada the Canadian government is taking strong measures in order to slow the spread of the virus and to protect the health of Canadian citizens. But what does this look like for the Indigenous community in Canada. Well to begin with, the 1.4 million indigenous people in Canada have higherRead more about First Nations communities across Canada and their battle with the Covid-19 outbreak[…]

Blog post: The challenges of e-learning">
The challenges of e-learning

The challenges of e-learning

Right now, in Canada, I am fortunate enough to receive a high-quality education. In-fact Canada, for the most part, has a reputation for consistently providing education to citizens, but in this time of confusion surrounding COVID-19, this education is placed in jeopardy. Canada’s Response: e-learning. This is the practice of teaching and learning digitally oftenRead more about The challenges of e-learning[…]

Blog post: The Discrimination of Children in Healthcare and the Easy Solution To Solving It">
The Discrimination of Children in Healthcare and the Easy Solution To Solving It

The Discrimination of Children in Healthcare and the Easy Solution To Solving It

According to a statistic presented by the Bellagio Child Survival Study Group, child deaths could be cut by 63% worldwide if coverage rates of effective prevention and treatment interventions were to increase from current levels to 99%. Further, according to a report by the World Bank in 2013, nearly 80% of Africans, mostly those inRead more about The Discrimination of Children in Healthcare and the Easy Solution To Solving It[…]

Blog post: How protests affect children">
How protests affect children

How protests affect children

Right now, in Canada we are in the aftermath of a large and significant Court case that was finally settled by the Supreme Court of Canada.  The case centered upon whether the Wet’suwet’en people could force the Liquid Nature Gas (LNG) pipeline that was planned to go through their land to be diverted or cancelled.Read more about How protests affect children[…]

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3rd Pan-American Forum

3rd Pan-American Forum

This year I was given the amazing opportunity to attend the third Pan-American Child Forum in Cartagena Colombia. At the forum 80 Children (including myself) were given the opportunity to not just speak about children’s rights but handed the responsibility of helping shape international and national implementation of children’s rights as outlined by the UnitedRead more about 3rd Pan-American Forum[…]

Blog post: Why Canadian youth are taught to test?">
Why Canadian youth are taught to test?

Why Canadian youth are taught to test?

Why Canadian youth are taught to test?   In Canada, I am lucky enough to receive an extremely high-quality education. I think we can all agree that this is beneficial to students, yet some of Canada’s education policies seem to be counter to this logic.   By using standardized testing as a metric of successRead more about Why Canadian youth are taught to test?[…]

Blog post: My Experience at the UN 30 Year Celebration of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Exhibition">
My Experience at the UN 30 Year Celebration of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Exhibition

My Experience at the UN 30 Year Celebration of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Exhibition

My Experience at the UN 30 Year Celebration of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Exhibition    In this article, I would like to share my experience regarding my participation in the United Nations Celebration of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 2019 Event “30 Years of Children’s Rights: Where WeRead more about My Experience at the UN 30 Year Celebration of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Exhibition[…]

Blog post: The silent barriers that individuals with disabilities face daily – and what teenagers can do to eliminate them">
The silent barriers that individuals with disabilities face daily – and what teenagers can do to eliminate them

The silent barriers that individuals with disabilities face daily – and what teenagers can do to eliminate them

The silent barriers that individuals with disabilities face daily – and what teenagers can do to eliminate them   What are the types of disabilities and how common is it among Canadians and in the world? According to the World Health Organization, 15% of the world’s population (an estimated 1.1 billion people) identify as havingRead more about The silent barriers that individuals with disabilities face daily – and what teenagers can do to eliminate them[…]

Blog post: A Guide To Launching A Successful Youth-Led Environmental Initiative">
A Guide To Launching A Successful Youth-Led Environmental Initiative

A Guide To Launching A Successful Youth-Led Environmental Initiative

A Guide To Launching A Successful Youth-Led Environmental Initiative   Did you know that the availability of a clean and sustainable environment is a fundamental right guaranteed to every single child in the world? In fact, according to the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 24 states that every child hasRead more about A Guide To Launching A Successful Youth-Led Environmental Initiative[…]

Blog post: How Canadians Are Veering Billion-Dollar Industries Towards Preserving Children’s Rights">
How Canadians Are Veering Billion-Dollar Industries Towards Preserving Children’s Rights

How Canadians Are Veering Billion-Dollar Industries Towards Preserving Children’s Rights

How Canadians Are Veering Billion-Dollar Industries Towards Preserving Children’s Rights   In recent years, Canadians have become increasingly conscious about the sources and routes their clothes, coffee beans, jewellery, chocolate and countless other every-day items take before it reaches them. But they haven’t just stopped there; more than ever, they are actively using that knowledgeRead more about How Canadians Are Veering Billion-Dollar Industries Towards Preserving Children’s Rights[…]

Blog post: Education of Rights">
Education of Rights

Education of Rights

Education of Rights   Currently in the Americas, there are few States that effectively educate their youth and general population about their rights and how to uphold them. This has profound implications to the treatment of our citizens and the continued development of basic human rights and children’s rights globally. While this has been recognizedRead more about Education of Rights[…]

Blog post: LGBTQ2+ children’s rights in Canada">
LGBTQ2+ children’s rights in Canada

LGBTQ2+ children’s rights in Canada

LGBTQ2+ children’s rights in Canada   Here in Canada, for the most part, everybody can get the support they require from the government. This is true whether you are a child or an adult. In the province of Alberta, if youth wish, the school must establish a Gay straight alliance (GSA). A GSA is aRead more about LGBTQ2+ children’s rights in Canada[…]

Blog post: How the Solutions to the International Zinc Deficiency in Children and Toxication of Environment Through Battery Disposals are Incredibly Interconnected">
How the Solutions to the International Zinc Deficiency in Children and Toxication of Environment Through Battery Disposals are Incredibly Interconnected

How the Solutions to the International Zinc Deficiency in Children and Toxication of Environment Through Battery Disposals are Incredibly Interconnected

How the Solutions to the International Zinc Deficiency in Children and Toxication of Environment Through Battery Disposals are Incredibly Interconnected   One of the most common health problems among millions of children across the world and whose treatment can also solve a major environmental problem lays within a relatively common, inexpensive and yet incredibly importantRead more about How the Solutions to the International Zinc Deficiency in Children and Toxication of Environment Through Battery Disposals are Incredibly Interconnected[…]

Blog post: The Clean Water Crisis in First Nation Communities of Canada – A Hidden Devastation">
The Clean Water Crisis in First Nation Communities of Canada – A Hidden Devastation

The Clean Water Crisis in First Nation Communities of Canada – A Hidden Devastation

The Clean Water Crisis in First Nation Communities of Canada – A Hidden Devastation   Children and their families in First Nation communities in Canada are currently undergoing a decades-long severe crisis of fresh drinking water shortage. According to Canadian Broadcasting Channel (CBC), nearly 73% First Nation water systems are at high or medium riskRead more about The Clean Water Crisis in First Nation Communities of Canada – A Hidden Devastation[…]