The Rights for Children and Youth Partnership (RCYP) project is a six-year research and evidence creation developed to increase knowledge of factors that support or hinder the protection of children and youth rights in Central America and the Caribbean, as well as their diaspora populations in Canada. Project collaborators and activities span seven countries: Canada, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago.

What We Do

Policies & Social Safety

We are working to understand the different socioeconomic, education, child protection and justice policies that impact children and youth.

Immigration Dynamics

We are examining push/pull factors of immigration, and performing a historical-structuralist analysis of migration systems and transnationalism.

Different Forms of Violence

We are measuring political, institutional, economic and social forms of violence and their impacts on the life trajectories of children and youth.

Institutional Practices

We are measuring political, institutional, economic and social forms of violence as varying life course experiences amongst children and youth.

Social Media & ICT

We are examining children and youths social participation through the lens of social and traditional media.

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