Discussion Response (1 page)

I need an explanation for this Writing question to help me study.

Respond to at least one colleague in one of the following ways: share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting, validate an idea with your own experience, or expand on your colleague’s posting.

(Note: You do not need to respond to the discussion question, it is included for your reference so you are aware of what questions the students are replying to) I posted my colleagues’ responses to the discussion question below, please respond to their post. Begin the response with Hi Dara/Nicole) (I need at least a half page response for each person) Please include references and provide the url link to all journal articles you use as references. Use current (meaning within the past 2 years) scholarly journal articles as references. Please use APA 6th edition format. Thanks)

Discussion Question:

  1. What do you think are the strengths and the weakness of of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children? How do you think that the UNCRC translates into different cultures?

Dara’s Post:

The main strengths are they set a minimum age to work, work hours, conditions of the work and wages.


  • lack effective laws to protect children
  • include exemptions that make laws unenforceable or only cover children in certain industries
  • rarely enforce existing laws on child labor, or are under pressure from employers or local governments not to enforce laws
  • lack funds or trained personnel to enforce laws. I think in different cultures it hard to enforce these laws due to economy of the country. Different cultures have different ages children are considered adults, such as child marriages.

Nicole’s Post:

Some of the strengths of the United Nations Convention on the rights of Children involve setting forth basic rights of children based on the “Best Interest of The Child” principle, which places the needs of the children, particularly relating to their care, as primary concern above all other interest. The ultimate goal is to protect the survival, health, education and development of children, securing their well-being (UNCRC, 1989). Children are guaranteed the right to protection, including protection from violence, child labor, exposure to the drug trade, including drug abuse, sexual exploitation, abduction, trafficking, excessive detention and punishment.

One of the weaknesses of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children is the issue that many countries in the Global South that are affected by HIV/AIDS pandemic have neither the funding nor the infrastructure capacity to place child welfare issues as a priority (Dhlembeu & Mayanga, 2006). Also, many developing countries such as Africa and Asia have face challenges in developing effective and comprehensive child protection networks with the capacity to provide support for family-based community care with effective monitoring and evaluation of placements (Miller, Gruskin, Subramanian, Rajaraman, & Heymann, 2006).

The UNCRC recognizes the reciprocal relationships between the individual and environmental forces which sets a foundation for culturally competent intervention on both a micro and macro level. These values and strategies allow professionals to find solutions to many of the social problems plaguing the community. It has provided a standard which advocates strive to meet and also a place to start