A Child Rights-Based Approach to Anti-Violence Efforts in Schools

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  • 1 Ryerson University, Canada
  • 2 University of Ottawa, Canada

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Attention to school violence amongst children has grown over the last decade with increased research, civil society programmes, government policies and legislation to prevent and counter bullying and other types of violence. Yet, there is a major gap in current research and efforts due to the absence of a child rights-based approach (crba). What does a crba to anti-violence efforts involve? This paper provides a rationale in favour of a rights-based approach and then defines a crba.

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