End Canada’s failure to protect children

Opinion piece by Kathy Vandergrift, former President and Chair of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children Repeated failures to protect children from institutional abuse should receive more attention than a Canadian cardinal’s chances to become the next Pope. The failure to protect children is at the centre of the class action lawsuits against …

Public Policy Exchange Webinar: Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting Victims and Survivors and Protecting All Those at Risk

Tuesday, August 9th 2022 Webinar Key Speakers Include: Elliot Colburn MP, Secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) Rights Dr Craig French, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham Ibtisam Ahmed, Head of Policy and Research at LGBT Foundation Leni Morris, CEO of …

International Day to #EndCorporalPunishment: It’s Time to Act Now

From End Violence Against Children Partnership Corporal Punishment is the most common form of violence against children, often occurring at the hands of those whom children trust the most – their caregivers. Around 4 in 5 of all children aged 2-14 years worldwide are subjected to violent forms of discipline in their own homes.  Corporal …

Letter to Minister Bennett on Repealing Section 43

We congratulate the Honourable Carolyn Bennett in her new role as Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health. During her tenure as Minister of these important files, she has an opportunity to show leadership on children’s rights in a variety of ways, most notably by working to end corporal punishment in …

Join the Global Forum for Children & Youth: Together to #ENDviolence Spotlight Session

INVITATION: Together to #ENDviolence spotlight session at the Global Forum for Children & Youth (CY21) Co-hosted by UNICEF and the Governments of Botswana and Sweden, the Global Forum for Children and Youth (CY21) will be held virtually from 7 to 9 December 2021. CY21 will bring together children and young people alongside senior leaders from the United Nations, …

Letter to Endorsers of the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth

Letter that the CCRC sent on Nov. 19 to the 658 organizations and individuals who signed the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth. Dear Endorser of the Joint Statement, November 20 is National Child Day – this day is meant to remind us of the importance of the rights of children in …

Ending Corporal Punishment webinar

Check out this webinar by Canada’s Dr. Joan Durrant and others, put on by the World Health Organization and Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children Corporal punishment is a highly prevalent form of violence against children (VAC) and a breach of children’s human rights . Its widespread social acceptance means that a level of …