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Yesterday my @UWSoHE #matcult #childhood seminar visited @HLATC_Textiles to study objects related to #histchild and we connected objects to #childrensrights #humanrights as discussed through #UNCRC @jhcy @shcy Here are a few highlights...
We looked at and compared this lovely, warm Swedish cap with this highly embellished Pakistani hat, both 20thC, and thought about children’s #rights to safety, protection and care #article19 #UNCRC
We examined two amazing samplers, one made by a 10yr old girl in Wisconsin in 1832 and the other a colorful 1898 #darning #sampler, likely initialed by 10 different students, and considered changing ideas about children’s rights to an #education and #community #article28 #UNCRC
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Something to think about as we continue to ask #WhereAreTheChildren:

The United States signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (#UNCRC) in 1995, but is the only United Nations member state that is not a party to it. A short explanatory history follows. 1/
On 16 February 1995, Madeleine Albright, at the time the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, signed the Convention. Ratification requires that the President send it to the Senate for a 2/3 majority vote to pass; if it does, the President can then ratify it. 2/
Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama each ratified the CRC but failed to submit it to the Senate. As of June 2018, the Trump administration has not ratified it. Apparently the reasons why are too varied and complex to relate here. 3/
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