Blog post: How to Tackle the Issue of Youths Joining Gangs in Inter-American States">
How to Tackle the Issue of Youths Joining Gangs in Inter-American States

How to Tackle the Issue of Youths Joining Gangs in Inter-American States

Inter-American states struggle with one common issue regarding youth: gangs. The numbers prove so; according to a 2015 study by the Journal of Adolescent Health, there are over one million juvenile gang members in the U.S alone. In Canada, there are over 7,000 youths in 434 gangs where almost half of those members are underRead more about How to Tackle the Issue of Youths Joining Gangs in Inter-American States[…]

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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)[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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The internet and our safety

The internet and our safety

The Internet can be wonderful for our children. We can use it to research school projects, communicate with our teachers, and our classmates, friends and our children. Not forgetting to mention entertainment and to also play interactive games. However, online internet access also comes with dangers. Some of these include; inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and onlineRead more about The internet and our safety[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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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 I know my rights you should too!

 I know my rights you should too!

Article 42 of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) states Parties undertake to make the principles and provisions of the Convention widely known, by appropriate and active means, to adults and children alike. In other words, all children; regardless of race religion and ability, even young persons and adults shouldRead more about  I know my rights you should too![…]

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Children feel hurt also!         

Children feel hurt also!         

Separation from parents due to the parent committing a crime may be one of the most hurtful things a child experiences in their life.   There are physical effects when someone is forcibly separated from their parents or love ones. Their heart rate goes up. Their body releases a flood of stress hormones such asRead more about Children feel hurt also!         […]

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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[…]

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Opening Speech of the activities commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Opening Speech of the activities commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Wow… I can see many, many people here!, Time goes by quickly… thirty years… that’s incredible!   During all this time we have lived many things, and someone told me that I have helped a lot. But I sometimes feel bad, because of the countries which have ratified me, and then forgot me. Anyway, I’mRead more about Opening Speech of the activities commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child[…]

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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?[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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Positives of Trinidad and Tobago Sports

Positives of Trinidad and Tobago Sports

Positives of Trinidad and Tobago Sports   My country of Trinidad and Tobago has always boasted of enormous talent when it pertains to sports. Therefore, we should take a special look at how important sport is to the youths of Trinidad and Tobago.   My country has produced fantastic athletes such as: These athletes includeRead more about Positives of Trinidad and Tobago Sports[…]

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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[…]