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Session: The Human Rights of Children: An International Crisis
4252.1: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
The Human Rights of Children: An International Crisis
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the international human rights document that establishes norms and ideals for children’s entitlements. The rights outlined in this document span various types of rights including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. The right to health is explicitly mentioned in this document. As addenda to the CRC there are two optional protocols regarding child soldiers and the sexual exploitation of children. This session will provide an overview of the CHC and address key issues related to the rights of children. Specifically, the commercial sexual exploitation of children, the recruitment of child soldiers, the abuse of child labor, and the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on children affected by the disease.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, attendees will be able to: 1. Recognize the human rights documents specific to children 2. Understand the relationships among child prostitution, commercial sexual exploitation of children, and human rights 3. Understand the issues related to the abuse of child labor 4. Recognize the impact of HIV/AIDS on children affected by the disease 5. Recognize relevant issues surrounding the recruitment and deployment of child soldiers 6. Understand how public health and human rights workers can assess the local causes and impacts of health and human rights issues relevant to children
Organizer(s):Dabney P. Evans, MPH, CHES
4:30 PMThe Human Rights of Children: An International Crisis
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Organized by:APHA-International Human Rights Committee
Endorsed by:Health Administration; Peace Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA