Ziba Vaghri

Ziba Vaghri
University of New Brunswick · Faculty of Business

Doctor of Philosophy

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Publications (41)
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‘The Ministry of Education organises trainings for teachers, to educate them how to treat children. Teachers should have exams about that.’ (Africa)
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‘All youth protection services should be free.’ (Western Europe/Other)
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Government should create guidelines in schools to teach the students about the boundaries of their freedom of speech to prevent racist/sexist/harmful comments. (Asia-Pacific)
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‘I would tell him to fix the lower income places where these schools are … because some of the schools the cafeteria do not serve proper food for the children at lunch time and stuff.’ (Latin America/Caribbean)
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‘When questioned about what the State should do, they consider “that today much time is lost in bureaucracies and that the process should be faster” and that for this “the state should apply more rules to change this.”’ ( Western Europe/Other )
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While all international human rights treaties apply to children, only the Convention explicitly elaborates who is defined as a child. Article 1 defines the child as a human being who is below the age of 18 years. Majority is set at age 18 unless, under domestic law, it is attained earlier. During the negotiations of the text of the Convention, ther...
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Schools have courses for students and communities to understand well the consequences of harmful drug and know how to deal with the activities of drug trading. (Asia-Pacific)
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‘More in-depth screening process for foster parents to ensure the housing placement will be safe before the follow-up.’ ( Western Europe/Other )
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‘A minimum income for every family with children should be secured by the government and reports should be available about its provision.’ (Eastern Europe)
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This open access book presents a discussion on human rights-based attributes for each article pertinent to the substantive rights of children, as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It provides the reader with a unique and clear overview of the scope and core content of the articles, together with an analysi...
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GlobalChild is an international project that is operationalizing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) using a comprehensive indicator framework to develop a global child rights monitoring platform.The CRC is grounded on four guiding principles: non-discrimination; best interests of the child; the right to life, survival an...
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en British Columbia lacks sufficient legislation to support Canada's commitments to protect the rights of young children. Of particular concern is the child's right to be free from violence, which requires stronger structural commitments to be fulfilled. This research note presents findings from the review and analysis of provincial child protectio...
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p style="text-align: justify;">The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the first human rights treaty with the ultimate goal of providing conditions conducive to child health and development. The CRC is grounded on four guiding principles: (1) non-discrimination; (2) best interests of the child; (3) the right to life, survi...
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Violence against children (VAC) is a pervasive and persistent injustice around the world. Thirty years after the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the right of children to be protected against all forms of violence is still routinely violated. It is only within the last twenty years that the scope of this p...
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These cards are a summary of the Global Child Rights Dialogue (GCRD) project. In this pack are child-friendly cards that were created to help educate children about their human rights. Ideas for how children can become engaged in these important discussions are presented in the introductory pages. Children’s voices deserve to be heard and it is ou...
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Vaghri Z., Flores R.L., Mojtabavi S. (2020) Promoting Healthy Child Development: A Child Rights Perspective. In: Nastasi B., Hart S., Naser S. (eds) International Handbook on Child Rights and School Psychology. Springer, Cham
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Global challenges to children’s health are rooted in social and environmental determinants. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) articulates the rights required to address these civil-political, social, economic and cultural determinants of child well-being. The principles of child rights—universality, interdependence and accountabili...
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Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ( crc ) hinges on appropriate data collection to clarify actors’ accountability and the impact of this on children. In spite of widespread ratification and revised legislation, most State Parties have not adequately implemented the crc . The evidence demonstrates that indica...
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The 21st century phenomenon of “global displacement” is particularly concerning when it comes to children. Childhood is a critical period of accelerated growth and development. These processes can be negatively affected by the many stressors to which refugee and asylum-seeking children are subjected. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of t...
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Opportunities for participation are generally conceived to be provided through structures in the child’s environment. Here we make the case that a prerequisite to meaningful participation is providing children with an early environments conducive to creating the capacity to participate within the child. Early environments have a profound impact on...
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The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) articulates children's rights to be heard and to participate in decisions that affect them. In spite of widespread ratification of the CRC, and the recognition of youth as a major stakeholder group with the right to participate in conversations related to climate change, children have not been adeq...
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The Think and Action Tank (TAT) on Children’s Rights to Health was established in 2013 as an international network of child health advocates. The TAT’s mission is, “To develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate rights and equity-based strategies, models, and tools to advance children’s health and well-being by fulfilling their rights.” Toward th...
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Can the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN-CRC), to which 193 countries are signatory, be used as a tool to support developmental health in the early years? Improving early childhood development (ECD) requires finding ways for social determinants and child rights approaches to work together, which, to date, has not occurred. H...
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The early years are critical for learning, health and well-being throughout life. Quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) programs, and early child development programs more generally, can have a positive impact on children's development and their long-term health and educational attainment. Conversely, socioeconomic inequalities in acces...
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Piroska Östlin and colleagues argue that a paradigm shift is needed to keep the focus on health equity within the social determinants of health research agenda.
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United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has universal recognition as the main human rights treaty providing international standards and a yardstick for fulfillment of children's rights. The Convention stipulates a monitoring system for countries that signed up to it. This system places international legal obligation on countries...
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Marginal zinc deficiency (MZD) exists in children of industrialized societies and impairs growth and development. MZD is believed to be one of the most common deficiencies, even though there is no data available on its global prevalence. This is partly because of the lack of sensitivity and specificity of serum zinc, the most commonly used biomarke...
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A good start in life is the key to reducing health and social inequalities in society. Clyde Hertzman and colleagues argue that governments in rich and poor countries should be investing more in programmes to support early child development
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Marginal zinc deficiency (MZD) exists in children of industrialized societies and can impair growth and development. Presently there are no data available on its global prevalence. It is believed that MZD is one of the most common hidden deficiencies throughout the world. This is partly because of the lack of sensitivity and specificity of serum zi...
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In this Health Policy article, we selected and reviewed evidence synthesised by nine knowledge networks established by WHO to support the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. We have indicated the part that national governments and civil society can play in reducing health inequity. Government action can take three forms: (1) as provide...
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Marginal zinc deficiency (MZD), the subclinical stage of zinc deficiency, is common in industrialized societies. Serum zinc, the most common biomarker of zinc status, lacks sensitivity and specificity to diagnose this deficiency. Hair zinc, however, is sensitive and specific enough to detect MZD in children. Differences in hair zinc associated with...
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In this Health Policy article, we selected and reviewed evidence synthesised by nine knowledge networks established by WHO to support the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. We have indicated the part that national governments and civil society can play in reducing health inequity. Government action can take three forms: (1) as provide...
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To assess exposure to mercury (Hg) among children in population subgroups whose traditional dietary practices include fish. We determined blood Hg, red blood cell phosphatidylethanolamine omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid as a marker of fish intake, and assessed indexes of childhood behavior in preschool children 1.5 to 5 years of age (n = 228) living...
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The n-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n-3) is important for neural and visual functional development. In animals, 22:6n-3 deficiency is accompanied by increased docosapentaenoic acid (DPA; 22:5n-6), which suggests that the ratio of 22:6n-3 to 22:5n-6 could be a useful biochemical marker of low n-3 fatty acid status. The n-3 fatty acid s...

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The InspiRights project is a 5-years consultation with stakeholders around the globe to take an inventory of the good practices that inspire children’s rights. The compilation of such practices (legislation, policies, and programs) that promote the implementation of children’s rights under the CRC will be published as a stand-alone resource.
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Improve children's rights on a global scale. Develop a monitoring platform to be applied as a measuring tool and indicator of children's rights.
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This project is part of the larger GlobalChild program of research, which aims to develop a comprehensive child rights monitoring tool. The Global Child Rights Dialogue (GCRD) research team seeks to obtain children’s thoughts and feedback worldwide on the attributes of their rights as articulated under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).