Aviâja Egede Lynge, HRAP alumna, promotes significant human rights reform

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Government of Greenland approves historic National Action Plan to comply with UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. For decades it has been documented that many children in Greenland live under very difficult conditions. Greenland has major socioecomic problems, including care neglect and high levels of suicide and substance abuse. And for many years, the political response to children's problematic living conditions has been characterized by fire extinguishing, an often changing political course, inadequate coordination of cooperation between the authorities, and non-involvement of children and adults.
Now, Naalakkersuisut (Greenland Government, ed.) has adopted an Action Plan for implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

The politically independent Children's Spokesperson in Greenland, Aviâja Egede Lynge, calls the National Action Plan "a historic step forward for Greenland children's living conditions." Aviâja Egede Lynge participated in the Human Rights Advocates Program in 2014.

Read more about it here.