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Contents: Report Card 2009; Expert Opinions: Phil Beadle and Ted Lempert; Literacy: The Alliance Recommends; member Focus: Barnardos; NESF Report

Contents: Budget 2010; The Murphy Report; Member Focus: Irish Second-Level Students’ Union; Children’s Mental Health Coalition; News in Brief; FGM National Action Plan; The Adoption BIll; ICESCR Shadow Report; Child Literacy; European Action on Drugs; DIT and Child Rights Syllabus; 20th Anniversary of the UNCRC.

The Alliance has put together a special edition newsletter to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Look inside to see what our members have to say about the UNCRC and its role in their work!

Contents: All Eyes on 16 October; The Body Shop Anti-trafficking Campaign; Member Focus: Barretstown; Ryan Report Implementation Plan; News in Brief; Right to Aftercare: Focus Ireland; Cutting Childhood Short; Inspire Ireland; the Alliance in Vietnam; Geoffrey Shannon: Podcast Guest; UNCRC Complaints Mechanism Update.

Contents: Report on Alliance Symposium; The Ryan Report; Member Focus:GLEN; Joint Committee Second Report; News in Brief; Monageer Report; FGM; New Irish UNESCO Chair; Separated Children and Trafficking; Supplementary Budget; Child Benefit.

Contents: Symposium: Children's Rights in Ireland - Are We There Yet?; New Members; Commitments to Referendum Member Focus: National Parents’ Council Post Primary; Constitutional Amendment; News in Brief; Report Card UNCRC Election Results; Adoption Bill; ECHR and Children’s Rights; Charities Act 2009; Second Rapporteur Report.

Contents: Will the Government Make the Grade? Thornton Hall; Member Focus: Children in Hospital; Budget 2009; Education Cuts; New Website; Constitutional Amendment; UNCRC Update; World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse; News in Brief; Nurture Not Punish: Council of Europe Campaign; Children’s Rights Alliance Biennial Symposium 2009; New Staff.

Contents: Children’s Rights in the Constitution; Commitments to Referendum; Member Focus: Pavee Point; Social Partnership; News in Brief; Podcast: Paul Gilligan; UN News; 24 Hour Out-of-Hours Social Work Service; Mental Health Facilities for Children; AGM 2008.

Contents: Children’s Rights in the Constitution; Youth Detention; UNCRC Complaints Mechanism; Alliance Member Focus; Children’s Rights Training; EU Alcohol Policy; Female Genital Mutilation; Child Carers; IRP Bill Junk Food Advertising; AGM; New Staff.

Contents: 31 January - Key Date for Children’s Referendum; Children’s Rights are Parents Rights; Young Offenders & Thornton Hall; Children & Armed Conflict; Budget 2008; Separated Children & the Immigration Bill; Podcast Series - Father Peter McVerry; Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Recommends Amendment.