This report's release was part of Child Rights Education Week and also in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). 2019 was declared the International Year of Indigenous Languages by the United Nations.
The report contains an overview of some of the serious challenges facing New Brunswick children and youth, including more than 200 statistics presented in the report’s Child Rights Indicators Framework. A special emphasis was placed on education rights.
Some of the concerning findings revealed in the report include:
- nearly half of youths in poverty feel socially excluded;
- half of all youths have no one they look up to; and
- one in four youths with special needs does not feel that they belong at their school.