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10/1/20 DAKJ demands: Children’s rights in the Basic Law need strong and sustainable formulations

After years of discussion about including children’s rights in the Basic Law, the Federal Ministry of Justice presented a draft law at the end of November. According to this, children should be entitled to the promotion of their basic rights, and an obligation to take the child’s best interests into account should be laid down. "With the draft of the ministry there is finally a concrete proposal for a wording … more Comments (0)

9:01:20 Reform youth welfare law – strengthen family education and family counseling!

The eaf urges greater support for families through reformed child and youth welfare law. Parents want to support their children and pave their way into life. Sometimes they are faced with unforeseen difficulties. Professional advice and support for such situations should be low-threshold, free of charge and prompt for families… more Comments (0)

7:01:20 Starting signal for the draft of a new child and youth strengthening law

Participation process for modern child and youth welfare law "Mitreden-Mitenden": Federal Youth Minister Franziska Giffey accepts final report "Mitreden – Mitgestalten" – this was the motto of the year-round dialogue and participation process on the future of child and youth welfare (SGB VIII) , Today, Federal Youth Minister Dr. Franziska Giffey in Berlin at a… more Comments (0)

1:01:20 How parents and children get better on the move

Under the motto "Time for exercise", the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) and the Professional Association of Children and Adolescents (BVKJ) have developed a media package on the subject of physical activity by children and parents. The materials support pediatricians in teaching parents about the importance of exercise for the health development of their children … more Comments (0)

12/31/19 First "Children’s Rights Index" for the Federal Republic of Germany

The German Children’s Fund today presented the first “Children’s Rights Index” for the Federal Republic of Germany. The pilot study shows above all the child-law development needs, but also examples of good implementation in the individual federal states. This makes the index a suitable tool for state governments, the strengths and weaknesses of their child and youth policy … more Comments (0)

12/30/19 Children’s Rights Action Alliance: Strengthen children by including children’s rights in the Basic Law

The Children’s Rights Action Alliance welcomes the fact that the Federal Minister of Justice’s draft law today has brought the inclusion of children’s rights a great deal closer to the Basic Law. However, the campaign alliance points out that the wording now put forward does not yet express the child welfare priority and the right of children and adolescents to participate clearly enough.

12/26/19 Giffey and Rörig set up National Council against Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents

Ten years after setting up the round table "sexual Child Abuse ”, the“ National Council Against Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents ”meets today for its constituent session. At the invitation of Federal Minister of Family Affairs Dr. Franziska Giffey and Johannes-Wilhelm Rörig, the Independent Representative for Questions of Child Sexual Abuse, meet more than 40 high-ranking… more comments (0)

12/25/19 Record budget 2020: 12 billion for families and more cohesion

Federal Minister for Family Affairs Giffey: We will make our country noticeably stronger and more livable. The German Bundestag today approved the budget for 2020: the individual budget of the Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) has reached record levels. The BMFSFJ stands for around 12.055 billion euros, more than ever before, for the important sociopolitical… more Comments (0)

12/24/19 Families with disabled children need support right from the start and inclusive youth welfare

December 3rd is the International Day of People with Disabilities. Maria Loheide, Director of Social Policy at Diakonie Germany, said: “Children with disabilities and their parents need good support right from the start – and as straightforward as possible. Disabled children and their parents are entitled to different types of help, such as early intervention, rehab or remodeling… more Comments (0)

12/20/19 St. Elisabeth kindergarten from Worbis is "Plastic-free kindergarten"

Weimar, 11/29/2019 II Two whole cinema series filled with children jumped up cheering when Weimar’s Mayor Peter Kleine announced the winner of the nationwide day-care center competition "Plastic-free Kindergarten" at 10 a.m. The Catholic Kindergarten St. Elisabeth from Leinefelde-Worbis has won the 5,000 euro JUL environmental award. JUL had on the occasion of the award ceremony … more Comments (0)

12/17/19 Congress for good daycare in Berlin: starting signal for the implementation of the good daycare law

Good daycare contracts signed with all 16 federal states and published – Payment of the federal government’s 5.5 billion euros to the states begins At the specialist conference "Together for good daycare – the good daycare law in practice", Federal Minister of Family Affairs Dr. Franziska Giffey today gave the go-ahead for the implementation of the Good Day Care Act in the federal states. On November 20, the last federal-state treaty… more Comments (0)

12/13/19 Nationwide contract complete: 16th "Good Daycare Contract" signs 412.6 million euros for Hessen

With 412.6 million euros by 2022, the federal government is supporting the state of Hesse in securing and developing the quality of daycare for children. In the State Chancellery of Hesse, Federal Minister of Family Affairs Dr. Franziska Giffey and the Hessian Minister for Social Affairs and Integration, Kai Klose, signed the federal-state contract for the implementation of the Good Childcare Law for the state of Hesse.… More Comments (0)

12/12/19 Alliance for the National Reading Pact waxes

The results of the 2018 PISA study will be presented tomorrow. Unless there are significant improvements compared to the 2015 study, Germany again lags behind many other countries. Dr. Jörg F. Maas, General Manager of the Reading Foundation, says: “We do not expect good results. But even with slight progress, it remains… more Comments (0)

12/12/19 North Rhine-Westphalia and the federal government sign good daycare contract for around 1.2 billion euros

North Rhine-Westphalia and the federal government sign good daycare contract for around 1.2 billion euros North Rhine-Westphalia will invest massively in early childhood education together with the federal government and local authorities. From the coming kindergarten year, almost an additional billion euros will flow into the quality of the daycare centers alone. For a period of four years, the federal government supports… more Comments (0)

11/12/19 World Vision: 30 years of children’s rights – slow motion out of place

The lives of millions of children are at risk as most of the world’s nations do not seriously pursue their commitment to children’s rights. This is highlighted by six large international organizations that are particularly committed to children and adolescents. Few governments take the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20 as an opportunity to… more Comments (0)

10/12/19 30 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – DKHW equips 1,000 day care centers with children’s rights packages

On the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the German Children’s Fund is providing 1,000 day care centers across Germany with children’s rights packages. The materials in these children’s rights packages are aimed primarily at educators. The nationwide campaign is intended to help raise awareness of children’s rights in early childhood education and day care centers… more Comments (0)

12/6/19 30th UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Minister Giffey accepts the "Second Child Rights Report"

30 years ago, on November 20, 1989, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was passed, which for the first time ever established the rights of children: including the right to protection against violence, education and participation. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the convention, Federal Minister of Family Affairs Dr. Franziska Giffey today the "Second Child Rights Report" of children and adolescents … more Comments (0)

12/5/19 An important step on the way to legal entitlement to all-day care in primary school

Federal cabinet decides to set up a special fund to expand all-day care for primary schoolchildrenThe federal cabinet today has the law to set up a special fund to “expand all-day education and care for children of primary school age" (All Day Financing Act). With this, the federal government is supporting the states with 2 billion … more Comments (0)

12/2/19 Fourth state examination of Germany to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The independent monitoring agency UN Convention on the Rights of the Child of the German Institute for Human Rights today publishes its first parallel report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. In April 2019, the federal government had its 5th / 6th State report on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child submitted to the UN Committee in Geneva. The National Coalition Germany, network for implementation … more Comments (0)

12/1/19 Final report on children’s rights in the Basic Law: voting rights for children continue to be disregarded

The federal and state working group on anchoring children’s rights in the Basic Law presented its final report a few hours ago. It is striking that there is no word on the right to vote for children in the document over 237 pages. "Actual participation rights for children – that is, the right to vote – do not play a role in the final report," says Sebastian Heimann, Federal Managing Director … more Comments (0)

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