Children Rights

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Immense development has been made in uplifting the living conditions of countless children worldwide. This has been achieved through several stakeholders worldwide; key among them The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). However, when organizations focusing on childhood development favor westernized views to local understanding, conflicts can arise.

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Children Rights(Author's Name)(University)(Date)Question 1:Immense development has been made in uplifting the living conditions of countless children worldwide. This has been achieved through several stakeholders worldwide; key among them The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). However, when organizations focusing on childhood development favor westernized views to local understanding, conflicts can arise. Children can often be misrepresented when international child rights laws modeled in modern western understanding without considerations of other societies. In Vietnam, reports from research jointly funded by CRC and other agencies presented the possibility of street children to be returned to their homes. This resulted into Pressure on governments by Western agencies to address the plight of children in the streets. (Khanh, 1996). The Vietnamese government resorted to controlling children in the streets, rather than addressing the reason for their presence in the street. The report focused on difficulties, hard work, illness and disease. It did not recognize benefits of moving to the city and social economic reasons for the children to choose to stay in the streets (Holland). Most street children were arrested, detained and others transferred to their local provinces. Some of these children worked in the streets and supported their families back at home or stayed in the street because it was a better place to stay in. International orga

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