Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights/ Revue Canadienne des Droits des Enfants.

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New Issue:  Vol. 9.1 (2022). Release date November 20, 2022

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CFP 2023:  Call for Papers

The Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights/Revue Canadienne des Droits des Enfants welcomes submissions for the 2023 Issue: A World Fit for Children:  Considerations in 2022-23 of the 2002 UN Special Session for Children and Young People.

In May 2002, Prime Ministers and Heads of State from all around the world gathered in New York to draft a plan and adopt a resolution entitled “A World Fit for Children.” At the same time as adult delegates were drafting this document, children and young people from the countries that were represented at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children met separately to create their own vision. The young people called their document “A World Fit for Us” because, as the two girls who were chosen to speak from the podium at the Special Session said, “A world fit for us is a world fit for everyone.”

This issue invites authors to reflect on and consider the new challenges and opportunities of a world fit for children and young people living in 2023.  We are seeking manuscripts that use a rights-based approach to explore children’s and young people’s lives and issues that may include, but are not limited to, the climate crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, the expanding digital universe, growing discrimination, and children’s rights, questions of belonging and identity.

The Editors invite manuscripts in English and French from scholars, researchers, students, community partners, and children and young people. Articles based on original research may be submitted to the academic section; descriptive and policy-oriented manuscripts are suitable for the open section. Graduate students are welcome to contribute manuscripts to the peer-reviewed Graduate Student Section of the journal.  We also offer children and young people an opportunity to publish written or arts-based submissions in the youth section.

CJCR publishes manuscripts on children’s rights from scholars working across interdisciplinary fields in Canada and globally. All submissions undergo a peer review process; double-masked review for academic section submissions and single-masked review for open and graduate student section submissions.

The deadline for submissions of manuscripts is May 15, 2023.

For further information on the submission process and to obtain the guide for authors (please submit manuscripts with correct formatting or they will be returned), please visit the journal website.

Please include an abstract and keywords. Manuscripts that do not follow the style guide will be returned.

Direct further inquiries to the Managing Editor:

Virginia Caputo, PhD

There are currently nine published volumes of the Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights. Each issue explores issues in children’s rights from scholarly, advocacy, policy and experiential perspectives.  Below are examples of some of the Issues focussing on the right to play, participation rights, Indigenous children’s rights, children’s rights as human rights, children’s rights and environments, and disability and children’s rights.