When Rights and Needs Collide

Part of the The Loyola University Symposium on the Human Rights of Children book series (LUSY, volume 1)


“The protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential” (UNICEF Convention of the rights of the child) – This simple mission statement from UNICEF in support of The Rights of Children is a crucial and important outcome of global advocacy (Smolin, 2000). The improved outreach and effectiveness of global communication, which has highlighted the differences in the way the world treats its children. The inadequacies of the developing world’s ability to take care of its children appear severe even without taking into consideration the underlying differences between developed and developing societies with respect to political freedoms and equity in access to resources and opportunities.


Sexual Abuse Child Labor Street Child Manufacturing Unit Motor Impulse 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social Work, School of Social WorkLoyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA

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