Jillian Kemp

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Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

When many people hear <i>child poverty in America</i>, the first stereotype is an inner-city child and discussions about solutions to poverty often focus on concentrated poverty in urban areas. But in a nation where over 16 million children, more than one in five, are poor, the plain truth is that child …

Homelessness

Poverty inquiry finds growing inequality in schools

Parents are increasingly struggling to pay for their children's school uniform, lunches and study equipment, a report on child poverty will warn this autumn.<p>The Children's Commission on Poverty, an 18-month inquiry that is due to report to the government in the coming weeks, has heard that …

Canada dodged recession, so why are so many children in poverty?

<i>David Morley is UNICEF Canada's president and CEO.</i><p>The Great Recession that followed the financial crisis of 2008 was the worst economic downturn to hit the world's richest nations in 80 years. As Canadians, we were anxious about losing jobs, incomes, our homes and even our ability to put food on …

Toronto tops Canada in child poverty rates: report

A report released Friday says Toronto has the highest rate of child poverty in the country, a situation its authors call "the hidden epidemic."<p>The …

Has child poverty in Canada increased or decreased over the last 20 years? - Canada Q&A

Thinkstock<p>From Richard Garmulewicz, Vancouver<p>“Has child poverty in Canada increased or decreased over the last 20 years?” asked reader Richard Garmulewicz in Vancouver. Globe B.C. reporter Wendy Stueck tackled this question last week in response to an annual report issued by advocacy group First …

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Punishing schools for child poverty doesn't help students

<b>To the editor:</b> Richard Whitmire thinks the answer to "turning around" school districts is more "gutsy" leadership, closer relationships with charter schools and pushing students to take more demanding courses. ("Troubled school districts need more than prizes," Op-Ed, Feb. 12)<p>All this macho talk …

UNICEF - SOWC05

Millions of children around the world miss out on their childhood as a result of poverty. Poverty deprives them of the capabilities needed to …

'Inspirational Story' of Charter School Founded by Kyle Smitley '07 Shared on National TV Show

November 1, 2013<p>Kyle Smitley, co-founder of Detroit Achievement Academy and 2007 graduate of DePauw University, was featured today on the <i>Ellen</i></i> …

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Kids, Poverty and Mental Health: Anxiety a growing problem

Tyler Chabot offers a shy smile as he talks about the social anxiety disorder that took over his life.<p>“I feel like I lost three years of my life,” he …

First snowfall for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The first snowfall of the year is fun when you have snow gear and a warm place to stay and go in for hot chocolate. But for children and families …

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International Development Agency, Children's Charity Organization - Plan International Canada

See how Plan International Canada is working with boys and men to transform gender roles and help change the birth story.<p>Nearly 50% of all girls in …

11 Facts About Global Poverty | DoSomething.org | Volunteer for Social Change

1<p>United Nations Development Programme. "Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience." Human Development Report, 2014. …

Bryant High students make footwear for kids to help fight infection in Uganda

Wearing shoes can help ward off disease. But shoes are not a commodity that everyone in Uganda can afford. That's why Paul W. Bryant High School …

Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour 2018<p>This year, the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay) …

Alberta floods named costliest natural disaster in Canadian history

CALGARY — The staggering cost of southern Alberta’s flood has set the Canadian record for the costliest natural disaster, surpassing $1.7 billion.<p>The …

Free the Children: the Story of Craig Kielburger

As Kielburger took the stage, squinting slightly from the glare of the spotlights, amusement rippled through the crowd of 2,000 when they saw that …

Activism

Underage labour finds a new frontier in Cambodia

At precisely 4 p.m. on a Saturday, the blue metal gate of the Ying Dong Shoes factory slid open and a mass of pink-, yellow- and green-shirted workers emerged into the litter-strewn alley outside. Nearly all were teenage girls.<p>Approached outside, even the youngest-looking girls claimed to be 18 …

Child labour drops worldwide: explore the data

New estimates by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) suggest that the number of child labourers worldwide has dropped by a third between 2000 and 2012 from 245 million in to 168 million. In the same period, the number of children doing hazardous work more than halved to just over 85 million.<p>…

Child labour rampant in Nigerian mines

More than ten years after Nigeria passed a law banning child labour the International Labour Organisation says there are still fifteen million children working in the country.<p>The plight of children working in Nigeria's mines is especially harsh but for many the paycheck is worth the pain.<p>Al …

Child labour declines dramatically - Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News

The number of child labourers has declined by more than 20% since 2008, a United Nations report found in September.

The University of Iowa Labor Center

<i>Building the labor movement through education</i><p>The mission of The University of Iowa Labor Center is to provide educational programs and research …

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Bolivia: children clash with police over child labour

Police in La Paz took a heavy hand in dealing with protesting children as Bolivia’s lawmakers debated banning child labour.<p>A new code is being written making it illegal for under 14-year-olds to work.<p>But many youngsters say they help support their families and want to work providing its not forced …

No life for a child: The grim reality of Nepal's child laborers

To see her playing with her friends, Maya Lama seems much like any other child.<p>But until last year, the 12-year-old Nepalese girl led a very different existence, forced to work grueling 16-hour shifts in a carpet factory in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.<p>Maya's ordeal began in 2011 when, as a 10 year …