Category Archives: Children’s Rights

Spatializing Children’s Rights: A Comparison of Two Case Studies from Urban India

This article presents a child rights-based, participatory and intergenerational assessment and planning methodology that empowers communities to collect, analyze, and act upon data summarizing the opinions and experiences of children, adolescents and parents to influence local development processes at different scales of change. The article critically reflects upon two case studies of this methodology as … Continue Reading ››

After the Earthquake: Nepal’s Children Speak Out Nepal Children’s Earthquake Recovery Consultation

This report, launched in July 2015, documents the “Children’s Earthquake Recovery Consultation” which was carried out with children in Nepal, following the massive earthquakes in April and May 2015. These earthquakes resulted in over 8,700 deaths and massive destruction across the affected districts. To better understand the impact on children, Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF … Continue Reading ››

Children’s Rights and Habitat: Working Toward Child-Friendly Cities

In Nairobi in 1995, during the second preparatory meeting for the international United Nations Habitat II conference, delegates recognizes that they had been giving insufficient attention in their agenda to the special needs of children for sage, secure and healthy living conditions. A child caucus, composed mainly of non-governmental organizations with Plan International in … Continue Reading ››

Bijan Kimiagar, Invited to Speak at Roosevelt House Event: Toward a World at School

4 May 2015, New York City  Research Associate Bijan Kimiagar is invited as a speaker at Toward a World at School: Forum on Global Education. The event took place at Roosevelt House. A recording of the panel discussion is available at https://livestream.com/roosevelthouse/towards-a-world-at-school. The forum was a collaboration between the Public Policy Program of Hunter College, the Human Rights Program … Continue Reading ››

“All we want are toilets inside our homes!” The critical role of sanitation in the lives of urban poor adolescent girls in Bengaluru, India

This paper describes how lack of access to adequate sanitation facilities affects the lives of adolescent girls in urban poor India. It draws specifically on the experiences of four adolescent girls, each living in one of four settlements in Bengaluru, India, and conversations with a larger group of girls. Findings reveal that where sanitation facilities … Continue Reading ››

Jennifer Tang invited to speak at the UNDPI-NGO briefing on the 25th Anniversary of the CRC

On November 20th, 2014, CERG Research Associate Jennifer Tang was invited to speak at the UN Department of Public Information NGO briefing celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The event featured International experts, youth activists, and performances by children on the theme "Have you heard us? Children's voices … Continue Reading ››

Roger Hart on Colin Ward and Tony Fyson, in First Steps: A Primer on the Geographies of Children’s Youth

After completing a PhD on the geography of children in the mid 1970’s I was looking for a useful way to continue this work. A quietly radical couple of fellows housed in the education unit of the Town and Country Planning Association in London pointed me in the right direction - Colin Ward, anarchist and writer with experience in architecture and teaching, and … Continue Reading ››