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International Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

International Labor Relations Board

Use these three reports that provide data about child and forced labor around the world to help combat the exploitation of vulnerable people.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

An Overview from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This interactive resource from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides an overview of the research around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). It highlights the importance of prevention and trauma-informed approaches in order to create communities where children and youth can be free from harm and thrive.

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Why Won’t the US Ratify the UN’s Child Rights Treaty?

By Karen Attiah

This article in The Washington Post describes why the US should ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and obstacles to its ratification.

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I Have the Right to Be a Child

By Alain Serres, Aurelia Fronty, and Helen Mixter

This children's picture book provides an overview of children's rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child—for children and adults alike.

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Litigating the Rights of the Child: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Edited By Ton Liefaard and Jaap E. Doek

This book examines the impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on national and international jurisprudence, since its adoption in 1989. It offers state of the art knowledge on the functions, challenges and limitations of the CRC in domestic, regional and international children’s rights litigation.

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Why the US Must Ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The US needs to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a comprehensive framework for helping governments ensure that children are protected from exploitation and abuse and that children are provided with what they need to live and thrive. US ratification of the CRC would benefit the nation’s standing in the world and would help the US increase its role as a positive global force for children.

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