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Child care is a right

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Coalition or Child Care Advocates of BC
Publication Date: 
1 Apr 2010

Project description:

In partnership with CCAAC (Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada), CCCABC is proud to announce our new project "Child Care is a Right". The child care movement began as a central issue of the women's rights movement so it's natural that we would return to our roots and begin to explore child care from a women's, children and family rights position.

The core of our work will be to explore Canada's international treaty obligations to women, children and families as they pertain to child care. We are focusing on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and related General Comment #7, the Convention to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Goals of the project include:

- conducting legal research to clearly draw out the implications of BC's obligations under international treaties to protect children and women's rights for child care;
- undertaking public education about a rights based approach to women's and children's rights based on the research -- with child care as the example; and
- advancing concrete options for legal and other reforms that support BC's compliance with its international obligations.

Entered Date: 
21 Jun 2010
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