About

The Rights for Children and Youth Partnership

In alignment with the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Program, the Rights for Children and Youth Partnership: Strengthening Collaboration in the Americas (RCYP) is a six-year, interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers from universities and governmental, nongovernmental and international organisations. The project is led by Dr. Henry Parada, working along-side 17 co-applicants, 25 collaborators, partners and 13 universities.

The work of the partnership is framed by the United Nations’ 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and recommendations within the 2006 United Nations World Report on Violence against Children – Latin American Report (UN Study). Both  characterise violence against children and youth as a human rights violation.

This project is developed to increase knowledge of factors that support or hinder the protection of children and youth rights in the Caribbean, Central America and Canada.

Goals and Objectives

RCYP was developed to increase knowledge of factors that support or hinder the protection of children and youth rights in the Caribbean, Central America, and their diaspora populations in Canada.

This highly collaborative, multi-institutional partnership is producing original and significant knowledge about the institutional impacts on Caribbean, Central American, and diaspora youth in Canada.

Developing a comprehensive understanding of the social, political, economic and social factors that contribute to violence against children and youth in the regions

Using comparative analyses to examine how various actors and society at large contribute to violence against children and youth.

Researching the issues of children and youth rights in a more holistic manner that is characteristic of this research field.

Enhance trainings to ensure a continuation of knowledge and growth through the next generation of child and youth protection workers.

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