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The Frontiers of Children's Rights in the Caribbean Region Spring School is a special edition of the Leiden-based Frontiers of Children's Rights Summer School, organised in close cooperation with the University of Curaçao Dr. Moises Da Costa Gomez.
This article aimed to investigate traumas experienced by street children and their coping and resilience strategies used to deal with adversities in a logic of survival, relying on a mixed method approach.
Prepared for the Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit, held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 14-15 February 2018, this report tracks progress towards prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children in Pathfinding countries.
According to this article from ABC News and the Associated Press, ten senators from the United States have called on the government of Haiti to shut down an orphanage where a number of children being adopted by US families were allegedly sexually abused.
This article from the Miami Herald describes the vulnerability of children in Haiti, particularly along the Haitian-Dominican border, to trafficking, abandonment, and family separation and efforts made to combat child trafficking in the country.
"The mothers of Haiti’s 'peacekeeper babies' have filed the first legal action against both the UN and individual peacekeeping soldiers in paternity and child support claims," according to this article from the Guardian.
This article from CNN exposes the exploitation that many children experience in Haitian orphanages.
A study conducted in two residential care facilities in Jamaica found that one in every three youth in care tested positive for at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI), but laws restrict reproductive health education and enabling access to contraception for young people.
In a recent debate, Jamaica's Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid addressed the number of children living in alternative care in the country: in September 2016, 57 percent of children in care lived in various family-based care settings, while the remaining 43 percent (1,998 children) lived in residential care.
CRS is seeking a Project Director (PD) to ensure timely and quality program design, startup, implementation and management of the 4Children program in Haiti.