30 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
San José, Costa Rica | In the framework of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, eight adolescents from six Latin American countries will present their impressions and experiences on the challenges in the recognition of their rights before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
From Argentina and El Salvador come Alma Libertad Rivas and Vladimir Mendoza, 14 and 18 years old respectively, and members of the Network of Children and Adolescents of Latin America (REDNNYAS), who will talk about the phenomenon of migration of minors.
Coming from Chile and Nicaragua, from the NNAPES Platform, we are joined by Esperanza Droguet and Héctor Villalta, 15 and 18 years old. They will talk about the effects on daughters and sons of the deprivation of liberty of some of their parents.
In turn, Carmen González and Juan Camilo Pinzón, 17 and 12 years old respectively, from Colombia, who are members of the Participation and Communication Network (PACO), will speak about children and armed conflicts.
The panelists will focus on the impact that these three issues have on children and adolescents and their differential impact by gender.
Also representing Costa Rica will be Alison Alvarado and Keylor Aguilar, 16 and 17 years old, who are members of the Network of Adolescents of the National Children’s Trust and who will speak about advocacy spaces for children and adolescents and will moderate the panel with the judges of the Inter-American Court.
A delegation of more than 200 students from the Escazú, Napoleón Quesada and Elías Leiva high schools will also be present in the auditorium.
The Panel “The Voice of Children and Adolescents before the IACHR Court, 30 years after the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children” is organized by the Paniamor Foundation and the IACHR Court, with the sponsorship of Save the Children’s Civil Society Support Program (PASC) and the collaboration of the Ministry of Public Education, through the Directorate of Student Life, and the Children’s Museum.
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