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Vacancies & Expression of Interest


Vacancies & Expression of Interest


The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Guyana and Suriname:


Child Rights in Guyana

Professionals, Academics, Practitioners(both from legal and non-legal fields) are invited to submit original papers (including case studies, good practices, innovations or lessons learned, “think pieces” and commentaries)on the issue of child rights in Guyana.

This will be peer reviewed (through a multi-disciplinary team) and selected for publication in the New Guyana Bar Review.

Topics must fall within the Articles set out the Convention on the Rights of the Child and can focus on one or more of the following legal rights for children:

- Survival and Development rights (e.g. maternal and child mortality, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education and water and sanitation)

- Protection Rights (e.g. birth registration/identity, alternative care, justice for children- both civil and criminal issues, violence, abuse and exploitation)

- Participation Rights (e.g. right to be heard and freedom of expression).

Articles which take account of critical cross-cutting topics/issues on child rights are also welcome. These issues include:

- Economics (including child sensitive budgeting)

- Legislation (including law reform and constitutional reform)

- Disabilities

- Policy and Advocacy

- Intercultural approaches and human rights

- Environment

- Equity (including social inclusion and disparities)

- Technology (including digital media)

- Sexuality and Gender

- Data (including use, management and collection)


Previously published peer-reviewed papers will also be considered, provided the authors (s) are granted license from the publisher and publication information are noted in the article.

The formats for the papers (including case studies and lessons learned) can be accessed on www.unicef.org/guyana or The Facebook page of the Guyana Association of Women’s Lawyers.

Deadline for Submission of drafts (including extracts): 28 February 2015

Email Address for submission of papers: callforpapersguyana2015@gmail.com

Call for Papers

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Format for Case Studies





In accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 which was ratified by Suriname in 1993, children refer to persons under age of 18 years. Suriname has a population of 541,638 persons (Census 8th, GBS 2013) with around one third of the population consisting of children aged 0-18 years.


Globally, Violence against Children has drawn great attention with high commitment of global leaders in ending the VAC. The UN Special Representative of Secretary General (SRSG) on Violence against Children was appointed in 2003 to lead the global initiative on VAC.

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