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Journal Club: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the UNCRC
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has focused the world on protecting and safeguarding children and adolescents and ensuring their healthy development. In this Journal Club, Child Abuse and Neglect editor Christine Wekerle highlights a surge of research in Canada, in particular, which has directed attention to the need for youth participation in developing their own Charter of Rights, with youth telling us that they view their rights as including not only environmental and climate issues but also education, peace, and mental wellness. This webinar profiles some Canadian developments, highlights work yet to do, and gives an overview of special upcoming content from the journal on the UNCRC and violence prevention. WATCH HERE
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by By Sharon Otterman on 2019-12-04 at 11:17 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone “had become the lightning rod for all that was wrong,” a lay leader said.
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by By Mariel Padilla on 2019-12-03 at 5:22 am
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Prince Andrew’s Accuser Takes Her Case to the BBC
by By Mark Landler on 2019-12-03 at 12:19 am
For the first time, Virginia Roberts Giuffre told a British television audience about a trip she took to London in 2001, during which, she says, she was ordered to have sex with Prince Andrew.
Jeffrey Epstein, Blackmail and a Lucrative ‘Hot List’
by By Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Emily Steel, Jacob Bernstein and David Enrich on 2019-11-30 at 10:00 am
A shadowy hacker claimed to have the financier’s sex tapes. Two top lawyers wondered: What would the men in those videos pay to keep them secret?
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by By Liam Stack on 2019-11-29 at 10:00 am
With the German church’s global influence, a meeting of bishops and laypeople to take up hot-button topics has led to warnings of a new schism, originating in the home of the Protestant Reformation.
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by By Steve Eder and Matthew Goldstein on 2019-11-26 at 5:41 pm
Losing tax-exempt status freed his foundation from disclosure requirements, allowing Mr. Epstein to exaggerate his giving — like in a wildly overstated Wikipedia entry.
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by By Benjamin Weiser on 2019-11-25 at 11:21 pm
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by By David Zucchino and Fatima Faizi on 2019-11-25 at 4:21 pm
An advocacy group says it has documented systematic sexual abuse by teachers, principals and other authorities of dozens of boys in one rural area.
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by By Dan Levin on 2019-11-22 at 10:00 am
Ohio counties want to reunite families that were separated because of drug use. But prioritizing that ideal has had deadly consequences.