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Children’s Rights in 2021: Progress, Setbacks, and Ongoing Issues

October 26, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This free webinar will discuss the origins of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, including the details that define these rights. Much progress has been made in this area; however, just as much has yet to be done.

This webinar will also highlight what children’s rights look like when they are promoted and protected and will review ongoing violations of these rights within Canada and the world (e.g., issues within the current foster care system of Canada). This presentation will also briefly touch on the setbacks that have occurred in ensuring children’s rights due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Details

Date:
October 26, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Register

Organizer

Jackie Eaton
Phone:
306-651-4320
Email:
jeaton@skprevention.ca

Presenter

Maria Soonias Ali
About:

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Maria grew up on the west side where she attended her initial years of education, with a year of high school spent in Australia. Maria has a degree in International Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, and her Masters of Arts degree in International Law and Human Rights from the University for Peace in Costa Rica. Her work with the Wanuskewin Heritage Park and Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan (AFCS) brought her closer to her identity, culture, and family. Her work with the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute focused on youth health promotion and rights. Currently, Maria is working with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. She has served for several years on the City of Saskatoon’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as serving multiple terms on the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association Board of Directors. Maria is the mother of Reina and Shahaan.

Details

Date:
October 26, 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Register

Organizer

Jackie Eaton
Phone:
306-651-4320
Email:
jeaton@skprevention.ca

Presenter

Maria Soonias Ali
About:

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Maria grew up on the west side where she attended her initial years of education, with a year of high school spent in Australia. Maria has a degree in International Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, and her Masters of Arts degree in International Law and Human Rights from the University for Peace in Costa Rica. Her work with the Wanuskewin Heritage Park and Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan (AFCS) brought her closer to her identity, culture, and family. Her work with the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute focused on youth health promotion and rights. Currently, Maria is working with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. She has served for several years on the City of Saskatoon’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as serving multiple terms on the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association Board of Directors. Maria is the mother of Reina and Shahaan.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute