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The GlobalChild program of research focuses broadly on improving the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) around the world. We work with experts in many different fields on a variety of projects.

InspiRights project

The InspiRights project is a 5-years consultation with stakeholders from around the globe to take an inventory of the good practices that inspire children’s rights. The compilation of such practices (legislation, policies, and programs) that promote the implementation of children’s rights under the CRC will be published as a stand-alone resource.

New Brunswick Pilot of GlobalChild

The NB Pilot of GlobalChild is one of the major projects of the GlobalChild program. It is a 2-years plan currently in its preparatory phase. This pilot, using the 41 indicator sets of the GlobalChild platform, will take an inventory of the structures and processes in place in the province to support the 41 substantive rights of children under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The GlobalChild Project

The GlobalChild project is a major undertaking that began in 2015, but was based on at least a decade of prior work. The main objective of this project is to build an electronic monitoring platform that will assist countries around the world to monitor and report on their progress to implement the UN CRC. Use of this platform may improve capacities to fulfill children’s rights.

Child Rights Educational Tools

Child Rights Educational Tools is an initiative to educate children and adults about child rights. Here you will find resources that have been created based on various GlobalChild projects.

The Early Childhood Rights Indicators

The Early Childhood Rights Indicators (ECRI) project focuses on the rights of young children up to the age of eight years. ECRI is the predecessor to GlobalChild, arising from the observation that young children’s rights were often overlooked when countries around the world submitted their periodic reports to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Determinants of physical activity among children

The determinants of physical activity among children project seeks to understand how motivation for physical activity relates to human rights principles. This will inform a framework for social policy change.

Global Child Rights Dialogue

Almost 2,000 children from 52 sites in 35 countries across the world participated in Global Child Rights Dialogue (GCRD) workshops. 

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on New Brunswick Youth

We are exploring the degree of loneliness experienced by New Brunswick youth aged 19-24 during the pandemic. Such understanding is an essential prerequisite for any remedial action and intervention planning. Youth are at the threshold of entering the adult world and workforce. Therefore, mitigating the decline in their mental health has considerable public health significance.

ARTIST study

The Adolescents Right to Inclusion Study (ARTIST) is a small exploratory study that will inform the upcoming pan-Canadian and global GlobalChild Project. The data collection for the ARTIST study began in March 2017.