‘Children Out of Place’ and Human Rights: In Memory of Judith Ennew

Education, Preschool & Kindergarten Law, International Political Science, Human Rights Political Science, Public Policy, Social Services & Welfare Psychology, Social Psychology Social Science, Children’s Studies Social Science, Sociology, General

Education, Preschool & Kindergarten

This volume brings together tributes to Judith Ennew’s work and approach based on issues related to children she once referred to as ‘out of place’, that is to say children whose living conditions and ways of life appear far removed from Western images of childhood. It includes contributions on working children, children living on the street, orphans and victims of sexual exploitation.

It covers developments and concepts used by Judith Ennew with an emphasis on perspectives of children’s human rights, their participation, cultural sensitivity, research methodology, methods, ethics, monitoring, policy making and programming. In so doing, it brings together material that form a holistic view of not only her way of thinking, but of a policy and programming agenda developed by a number of researchers, academics and activists since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Dr Antonella Invernizzi: Social scientist specialised in child research. Antonella has worked as an academic at Fribourg (Switzerland), Cambridge (UK) and Swansea (UK) Universities. Affiliated to the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People, Swansea University. 

Dr Manfred Liebel: Social scientist specialised in childhood and youth research, from 1981 to 2005 prof. of sociology at the Technische Universitat Berlin, actually director of the Master in Children’s Rights and Childhood Studies (MACR) at the Freie Universitat Berlin and director of the Institute of International Studies in Childhood and Youth at the International Academy Berlin (INA); carried out street work with marginalised children in Nicaraguain the 1990s; consultant of various German and international NGOs and the Latin American Movement of Working Children and Adolescents (MOLACNATs).

Dr Brian Milne: Research consultant, specialist in children’s rights and related areas.  Co-wrote The Next Generation: Lives of Third World Children (Zed Press, 1989) with Judith Ennew. He has also taught and trained children’s rights.

Mrs Rebecca Budde holds a diploma in cultural science from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany and is currently working on her PhD. She is a co-founder of the European Network of Masters in Children’s Rights, which was established in 2004 by several European University representatives with the aim to establish Children’s Rights in higher education and to promote adult attitudes that recognize and respect children as subjects of rights with own opinions and views. She also coordinates the MA Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights at Freie Universitat Berlin.