The state of children’s rights in China is worrying, as with the country’s great economic boom has come large-scale inequalities. These discrepancies raise the risk that human rights, in particular those of children, may not be respected.
Chinese authorities are aware of the enormous challenges their country faces, which international events such as the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and Expo 2010 Shanghai China can no longer mask. They remain timid, however, to the idea of international cooperation as it pertains to the rights of children.
In 2005, authorities nevertheless approached the Institute on the Rights of the Child (IDE), requesting training programmes on the protection and rights of children. Since 2006, the IDE has developed a Chinese page on the IDE website and has led seminars on children’s rights. A new phase of the project means to develop university-level training programmes on the subject. The IDE and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences signed an agreement on training programmes for students, and professionals with responsibilities notably in education, health and the justice system. The development of these activities will allow us to judge the level of training required on matters pertaining to children’s rights.
Students nearing the end of their education, professors, family planning officials, judges, lawyers, social workers and police officers.
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