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Author, Analytic
Brown, Janet
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Caribbean Child Development Centre
Title, Analytic
Parental resistance to child rights in Jamaica
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Barrow, Christine
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Title, Monographic
Children's rights Caribbean realities
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Ian Randle
Date of Publication
2002
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113-31
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Abstract
Examines the hypothesis that child rights has largely remained a foreign concept for the majority of Jamaican parents, and by many in the rest of the Caribbean. Written in the context of debates on the rights of the children following the adoption by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1989 of the Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC), and subsequent ratification by Jamaica in 1991, this paper explores some of the perceived roots of parental resistance to child rights. Discusses the views and practices of Jamaican and Caribbean parents and some positions within the CRC which results in some forms of parental resistance to notions of child rights. Points to the direction in which these areas might be fruitfully addressed by interventions that could reduce parental resistance while supporting both parental and children's rights.....
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