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Center for the Human Rights of Children

Understanding Children

CHRC Mission

Loyola’s Center for the Human Rights of Children represents, coordinates, and stimulates efforts to understand, protect and apply the human rights of children.


May Symposium Volunteers

Are you interested in Children's Rights and looking for a volunteer opportunity? The CHRC is looking for student volunteers for our May Symposium, "Creating a Non-Violent Future," which will take place May 23-24, 2014.

Creating a Non-Violent Future Symposium

On May 23-24, the CHRC will host a two-day symposium at Loyola University Chicago: "Creating a Non-Violent Future: Children's Rights and Advances in Protection from Corporal Punishment."

Universal Children's Day Funding

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations adoption of the Convention on the Human Rights of the Child (CRC)(11/24/2014), the Center for the Human Rights of Children is issuing awards of up to $500. To awards can be used to raise consciousness of children's rights issues via teaching initiatives, events, campaigns or outreach programs.

Save the Date, April 23

Anuradha Bhosale, renowned grassroots women's rights and anti-child labor activist from Kolhapur, India, will be speaking at Loyola on Wednesday, April 23. Come here her story and see how she is working to make a difference.

Re-Connecting the Pathways Conference

The Juvenile Justice Initiative is hosting their conference this June in Springfield, IL. Re-Connecting the Pathways is a follow up conference to the 2007 Connecting the Pathways conference. The conference will focus on the role of local leadership for juvenile justice improvement. This is a great way to get involved.

2014 Human Trafficking Class

CHRC Director, Katherine Kaufka Walts, will teach the course, "Human Trafficking in the United States: Special Issues Concerning Children" (LAW 249/ SOSW 634) this coming fall. The course is open to LUC Law students and School of Social Work graduate students.

CHRC Announces Faculty Fellow

The Center for the Human Rights of Children is excited to share the news that Dr. Julia Pryce is being awarded a Children's Rights Fellowship for the summer of 2014.

2014-2015 Graduate Assistant Position

The CHRC is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Graduate Assistant position.

ChildRight NY Project

The CHRC was provided an award by the International Organization for Adolescents through the Office of Children and Family Services of New York to support the ChildRight: New York Project. The projects seeks to a) address systemic gaps in knowledge, policies, and procedures around child trafficking responses, b) Identify and respond to a greater number of child trafficking victims, and c) Build capacity of child welfare organizations (private and government) to integrate child trafficking into mission and mandate. The CHRC is working with IOFA to assess change in knowledge and beliefs about child trafficking by training participants, as well as to create the first validated instrument to screen for child labor and sex trafficking.

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Center for the Human Rights of Children
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