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Author Becker, Jo, author

Title Campaigning for children : strategies for advancing children's rights / Jo Becker
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (220 pages)
Contents From property to people : the evolution of children's rights -- Female genital mutilation/cutting -- Juvenile justice -- Child marriage -- Child labor -- Corporal punishment -- Child sex tourism -- Child soldiers -- Access to education -- Attacks on education -- Lessons for the future
Summary Advocates within the growing field of children's rights have designed dynamic campaigns to protect and promote children's rights. This expanding body of international law and jurisprudence, however, lacks a core text that provides an up-to-date look at current children's rights issues, the evolution of children's rights law, and the efficacy of efforts to protect children. This book focuses on contemporary children's rights, identifying the range of abuses that affect children today, including early marriage, female genital mutilation, child labor, sex trafficking, corporal punishment, the impact of armed conflict, and access to education. Jo Becker traces the last 25 years of the children's rights movement, including the evolution of international laws and standards to protect children from abuse and exploitation. From a practitioner's perspective, Becker provides readers with careful case studies of the organizations and campaigns that are making a difference in the lives of children, and the relevant strategies that have been successful-or not. By presenting a variety of approaches to deal with each issue, this book carefully teases out broader lessons for effective social change in the field of children's rights
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Children's rights.
Human rights advocacy.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016054148
ISBN 1503603040 (electronic bk.)
9781503603042 (electronic bk.)
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