Children’s Rights, Social Justice and Social Identities in Scotland

Scottish Universities Insight Institute

Seminar Series

CERES Co-Directors Kristina Konstantoni and Akwugo Emejulu and CERES Associate Marlies Kustatscher and Professor John Davis, in partnership with colleagues from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People and the Scottish Human Rights Commission are organising a seminar series to debate children’s and young people’s complex and intersecting identities and consider the ways in which multiple social inequalities impact on children’s and parents’ lives.

The first seminar, ‘Intersecting Childhood Identities, Inequalities and Rights: Unpacking Concepts and Exploring Implications’, was held on Monday 2nd December 2013 from 9.30am to 4pm at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Here is a video with key highlights from the day:

Here are podcasts for each of the presentations:

Dr Kristina Konstantoni, Welcome and Introduction

Dr Akwugo Emejulu, Intersectionality: A Short Introduction

Dr Kylie Smith, Using multiple theoretical lenses to explore childhood intersectional identities and (in)equalities?

Dr Alison Hosie, Afternoon Panel Presentation 1

Nico Juetten, Afternoon Panel Presentation 2

The second seminar, ‘Exploring Children’s and Young People’s Views of Intersectionality’, was held on Thursday 6th February 2014 from 9.30am to 4pm at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. This seminar focuses on children and young people’s views on intersecting identities and inequalities, and discusses how their perspectives can effect change in research, policy and practice. The seminar builds on collaborations with Investing in Children, the Children’s Parliament, Article 12 and LGBT Youth Scotland.

For further information on the seminar series, click here.