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Children’s Rights and International Development

Lessons and Challenges from the Field

  • Editors
  • Myriam Denov
  • Richard Maclure
  • Kathryn Campbell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Kathryn Campbell, Myriam Denov, Richard Maclure, Inbal Solomon
      Pages 1-14
  3. Children and Institutional Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Dharshini Seneviratne, Fahmida Mariam
      Pages 17-39
    3. John D. McLennan, Fatima D. Rigato, Isabel A. S. Bordin
      Pages 41-63
  4. Child Labor, Violence, and Exploitation

  5. Child Rights, Education, and Participation

  6. Community-Based Approaches to Child Rights and Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Sheetal Patel, Patricia Spittal, Herbert Muyinda, Geoffrey Oyat, Nelson K. Sewankambo
      Pages 195-219
    3. Philip Cook, Lesley du Toit
      Pages 269-292
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-308

About this book


A timely examination of the plight of children and youths in developing nations. The chapters strike a balance between diagnostic analysis of the conditions of risk, with prescriptive ideas for approaching and intervening with marginalized children.


care children community education gender girls Institution Nation participation violence youth

About the authors

MYRIAM DENOV Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at McGill University, Canada. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar. She is the author of Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front (Cambridge University Press).

RICHARD MACLURE Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and has published widely on issues pertaining to international education and the circumstances of youth in developing countries.

KATHRYN CAMPBELL Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She conducts research and teaches in the field of social justice.

Bibliographic information


Children's Rights and International Development sets the bar high for collaborative research on young people's rights. This well-written book offers powerful insights into the dynamics of children's welfare and rights across the world. Children's Rights and International Development is a valuable addition to accounts of how human rights can produce significant changes for vulnerable groups. Brian K. Gran, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University