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Introduction

What do you think of when you hear the word conflict? Perhaps a disagreement with your brother or sister, or a fight on the playground at school? For thousands of children in the world, the word conflict means war.

War or conflict in an area can mean that children do not get the food, shelter and medical care that they need to survive. It means that their education is disrupted, and that they are separated from their families. For some it means being forced to be a soldier when they are as young as 10 years old.

The United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child protects the rights of children. Almost every country in the world, including Canada, has signed the convention, yet children continue to suffer.

As a signatory to the Convention, Canada has a responsibility to help protect children, at home in Canada, and around the world. What can Canada do to improve the lives of children so tragically affected by events over which they have no control?



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