Addressing Children's Rights in Iceland
November marks the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and School of SSESW academic Laura Lundy continues to make a global impact on how societies address children’s rights. She was invited to Iceland earlier this month by the country’s Ombudsperson for Children to share her expertise on children's participation with government and civil society. Iceland is proposing to adopt a national children's participation strategy and is using the Lundy model to inform that. While there, Laura also spoke about work by our Centre for Children's Rights for the UN, on Children Human Rights Defenders, and gave a seminar at the University of Iceland on children's rights-based research methods. Her visit received extensive media attention, including an appearance on national television with young climate change activists and a special feature in a national newspaper about her work in children's participation. Check out our newsletter at bit.ly/2D07Tzf to see more about our work that’s making an impact in New Zealand, USA, South Africa and Australia.