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Jordi Cots, fundador i membre de la Comissió d’Infància de Justícia i Pau, Creu de Sant Jordi 2011

El fundador i membre de la Comissió d’Infància de Justícia i Pau, Jordi Cots, ha estat atorgat la Creu de Sant Jordi 2011 per la seva tasca en la promoció, protecció i garantia dels drets de dels infants a Catalunya. Cots un dels pioners en la defensa dels drets dels infants, va dirigir el Pla Integral de Suport a les famílies del Departament de Benestar Social entre els anys 1991 i 1995 i va ser el primer adjunt al Síndic de Greuges per a la Infància a Catalunya fins l’any 2004. Des dels anys cinquanta, quan comença la seva carrera com a advocat de família, Cots ha desenvolupat la seva faceta professional i militant en aquest àmbit, sobretot en el camp educatiu, essent cofun...

GMC Coordinator speaks at Universitat de Barcelona Seminar on Child Rights

Barcelona, 25 March 2011 - Following the presentation of the 2010 Committee on the Rights of the Child’s report and under the title Current Challenges in Human Rights: Child and Adolescent Rights called into question, the law faculty of the Universitat de Barcelona held a special seminar on the challenges child rights face today. The seminar, which took place from March 21st to 23rd, was organised by the Asociación para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Infancia y la Adolescencia (ADDIA) and the Universitat de Barcelona and for three days hosted round tables and conferences of national and international experts as well as local children’s councils. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Dr....

Pre-consultation interviews highlight advocacy and communication potential of Commitment to Children Audit

Barcelona, 30 May 2011 – The international expert group working on the Commitment to Children Audit is about to submit the first draft of the concept paper, including both the international and the national audit modules, the audit units and the proposed set of indicators.  As planned, over the past month the working group has discussed the basic layout and common indicators of the national audit part and prepared the Guidelines for National Audit Panels that will allow experts to further analyse a country’s commitment and put it in context at country level. With the submission of the first draft, the definitional phase of the project will come to a close leading to the second and ...

Children leave nearly 400 messages to Spanish President at Put Yourself in My Shoes stunt in Barcelona

Barcelona, 29 March 2011 - Held last week in Barcelona’s most visited shopping mall – Diagonal Mar – the Put Yourself in My Shoes exhibition proved to be a catchy campaigning idea attracting the attention from shoppers and passers-by. Almost 1.000 people were approached and informed about the purpose of the campaign. Volunteers from the three organizations - Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision – partnering in the project with the Global Movement for Children and the Love Comes Foundation in Catalonia, actively encouraged visitors to become involved in one or more child-focused campaigns run in Spain. The main objective of the exhibit is to spark off political activ...

Posa't a la pell dels nens per reclamar els seus drets

Barcelona, 16 de març de 2011. El centre comercial Diagonal Mar acollirà durant la propera setmana una original exposició de sabates usades que té com a objectiu empènyer els ciutadans a l’acció per reclamar el respecte als drets de la infància al món. Organitzada pel Moviment Mundial en Favor de la Infància (GMC en les seves sigles en anglès), juntament amb Save the Children, World Vision, Plan International i The Love Comes Foundation, l’exposició és una mostra de sabates infantils velles recollides als cinc continents que resumeixen la història del nen o nena que ha dut aquell calçat.  L’exposició s’emmarca dins la campanya Put Yourself in My Shoes (posa’t a...

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre hosts third Commitment to Children Audit Meeting

Barcelona, 04 March 2011 - The International Panel of the Commitment to Children Audit (CCA) has gathered this week in Florence for the third planning and audit-building meeting. Held at the premises of Unicef Innocenti Research Centre, the main aim of the meeting was to review and agree on the set of indicators that are to be used in the CCA. Led by UNICEF’s report card author, Peter Adamson, the meeting was attended by former Head of the Strategic Information Section in UNICEF HQ, Gareth Jones, Ferran Casas, professor of social psychology at the University of Girona, Spain, Leonardo Menchini,  researcher (programme specialist) at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre and the GMC’s...
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