CHILDREN’S BOOKS – SEEING THE WORLD WITH DIFFERENT EYES
This is a directory of children’s books focused on children’s rights and specifically diversity and social cohesion. This directory can be a tool for educators, who can use it in their classrooms in order to initiate discussions on children’s rights, as well as for raising awareness and cultivating the creative expression of children.
The directory is offered free of charge to interested educators.
Edition 2010, Network for the Rights of the Child – Anatolikos Publications
RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY
This leaflet contains all the speeches made at the Conference organized by the Network for Children’s Rights on “Respect for diversity and the children’s book”.
More info here.
Edition 2008, Network for Children’s Rights
This book contains testimonials by children from 12 countries living in Greece as immigrants, refugees or returning migrants. These texts were awarded by the Network for Children’s Rights in a contest for students of primary and secondary education, with the theme “A road with obstacles… with vision, effort and hope”.
In this book, children speak with the eyes of their soul. They share their personal experiences, filled with grievances, traumas, worries but also with a thirst for justice, solidarity and optimism for the future. Their common demand is respect for diversity and love.
Edition 2004, Network for Children’s Rights – KEDROS Publications
A FUTURE WITHOUT CHILD LABOUR
This is the Greek edition of the study of the International Labor Organization concerning child labor.
Edition 2003, Network for Children’s Rights – ODYSSEUS Publications
FROM THE 3 POINTS OF THE HORIZON
This book gives a voice to those struggling to be heard, to the refugees and immigrants who arrive from the 3 points of the horizon and who are nowadays, for Europe and for our country, a central political and humanitarian concern.
This book is a product of slow maturation, emerging from the environment of cultural diversity cultivated at the Network for Children’s Rights and from the human relationships that develop in its two spaces, the Culture Lab and the Centre for the Child. In these spaces, dozens of children arrive daily – one third of them are from Greek families and two thirds from 27 families of different ethnic backgrounds – and participate in pedagogical and cultural activities, coordinated by a few dozen volunteers.
For all of us who in recent years have had the opportunity to get to know, socialize and experience these individuals and learn about their life stories of displacement and immigration, the idea of the book matured slowly, in order for the voices of these people to travel outside our limited space and find the attention it deserves, by sharing their own part of their experiences and traumas.
“I must forget about the past because the difficulties are still ahead of us. “The war was difficult, but we must be able to forget in order to move forward.” (Abdul Moin Slon). “Sometimes we felt that we were not welcome in our country because we are Christians and here we feel not welcome because we are Afghan.” (Vahid Pejman).
The Network for Children’s Rights presents a Report entitled “Children who don’t go on holidays”, which analyzes the conditions faced in Greece by refugee children and especially the vulnerable social group of unaccompanied minors seeking international protection.
The report, which consists of six sections, was based on the collection of observations and information from the Network’s experience in the field and presents issues that arise regarding child protection and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The majority of the problems faced by minors are related to the discrimination and unequal treatment they suffer when accessing public services, as well as in the areas of health and social welfare, marital status, education, legal representation and legal proceedings.
More info here.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT… MY RIGHTS
The Network’s Notebook of Rights by Metexmio Publications
Turn children’s rights into action!
“The book you are holding in your hands is not another book. It is not a single notebook. It is a book that will help you learn and we hope that it will make you not forget your rights “.
These are the world in the prologue of the Notebook, designed by the Network for Children’s Rights published by Metaixmio.
In its pages you will find games and puzzles prepared by the Network for Children’s Rights, designed to have fun but mainly to learn your rights in a creative way, set by the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Greece, along with 193 other countries, has pledged to respect and protect for the past 30 years.
In addition to the content of Notebook, we have designed a series of creative activities for all ages and aimed at understanding your Rights.
More info here.
THE ALPHABET OF LIFE
“We are all students, first graders in the school of life! It seems that we have made a mess, literally and figuratively, when dealing with the environment. The icecaps are melting, the climate is changing, the forests are burning at an unprecedented rate…That’s why it’s worth to take a seat at the table and find out what we are not doing right and how to fix it… “
This is what Eleni Svoronou mentions in the prologue of the new trilingual book-album entitled “Alphabet of Life”, which she created for the Network for Children’s Rights, with the support of the A.K. Laskaridi Founation.
It is an alphabet book, spanning from A to Ω, matching a letter of the Greek alphabet to a global environmental issue.
The goal is twofold. On one hand to offer help to children who come from countries plagued by war and are trying to survive, to learn and communicate in Greek.
On the other hand, to create a common language for all, a vocabulary that we must all know if we want to share the world with each other and other living organisms peacefully.
This book is the product of a collective effort. Eleni Svoronou wrote it, the Network for Children’s Rights believed in it (and its team of educators utilized it, in the educational programs of the Network), Vassilis Hatzirvasanis illustrated it, Aman Nazari translated it into Farsi and Hesham Omar in Arabic and finally Dimitris Papakostas edited it. The graphic design was undertaken by Dimitris Chalkiopoulos.
The activities for educators and teachers were written by Koula Panagou, in collaboration with the volunteers of the Network for Children’s Rights, Stella Kyriakou and Katerina Stavropoulou. The introductory note on the activities was written by Professor Lida Stergiou. The publication was supported by the A.K. Laskaridis Foundation and Kaleidoscope Publications created yet another book with passion about our planet.
Read more about the Alphabet of Life here.
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