"I Was a Foreigner and You Welcomed Me", is a poster contest being hosted by the Jesuit Network with Migrants of Latin America and the Caribbean Jesuit Network with Latin America and the Caribbean Migrants. The winning posters will be presented and exhibited at the Congress of the Jesuit Network with Migrants being held this November in Jalisco, Mexico. The last day to submit your poster is May 31, 2014. You must be between the ages of 18-24 to participate. Please see the attached PDF for more information on the guidelines and rules for competition.
On May 23-24, the CHRC will host a two-day symposium at Loyola University Chicago: "Creating a Non-Violent Future: Children's Rights and Advances in Protection from Corporal Punishment."
Are you interested in Children's Rights and looking for a volunteer opportunity? The CHRC is looking for student volunteers for our May Symposium, "Creating a Non-Violent Future," which will take place May 23-24, 2014.
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations adoption of the Convention on the Human Rights of the Child (CRC)(11/24/2014), the Center for the Human Rights of Children is issuing awards of up to $500. To awards can be used to raise consciousness of children's rights issues via teaching initiatives, events, campaigns or outreach programs.
Anuradha Bhosale, renowned grassroots women's rights and anti-child labor activist from Kolhapur, India, will be speaking at Loyola on Wednesday, April 23. Come here her story and see how she is working to make a difference.
The Juvenile Justice Initiative is hosting their conference this June in Springfield, IL. Re-Connecting the Pathways is a follow up conference to the 2007 Connecting the Pathways conference. The conference will focus on the role of local leadership for juvenile justice improvement. This is a great way to get involved.
CHRC Director, Katherine Kaufka Walts, will teach the course, "Human Trafficking in the United States: Special Issues Concerning Children" (LAW 249/ SOSW 634) this coming fall. The course is open to LUC Law students and School of Social Work graduate students.
The Center for the Human Rights of Children is excited to share the news that Dr. Julia Pryce is being awarded a Children's Rights Fellowship for the summer of 2014.
The CHRC is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Graduate Assistant position.
The CHRC was provided an award by the International Organization for Adolescents through the Office of Children and Family Services of New York to support the ChildRight: New York Project. The projects seeks to a) address systemic gaps in knowledge, policies, and procedures around child trafficking responses, b) Identify and respond to a greater number of child trafficking victims, and c) Build capacity of child welfare organizations (private and government) to integrate child trafficking into mission and mandate. The CHRC is working with IOFA to assess change in knowledge and beliefs about child trafficking by training participants, as well as to create the first validated instrument to screen for child labor and sex trafficking.