Missing J'can kids to be listed on global network
THE Hear The Children’s Cry (HTCC) Missing Children’s Support Programme has been granted membership in the Global Missing Children’s Network (GMCN), which should increase the possibility of more missing Jamaican kids being found. Wih the new arrangement, photographs, where available, and data for every child reported missing in Jamaica will be posted to the GMCN’s international website interface and database — a potentially life-saving move for missing children who may have been trafficked to other countries.
Jamaica Bolsters Missing Children Efforts
Having been abducted at 18 months old, some 30 years later, Andrea Harrisingh has teamed up with Hear The Children’s Cry, through the Jamaica Yellow Pages, to create a new website which is expected to enhance recovery efforts for missing children. This also comes on the heels of Jamaica, through Hear The Children’s Cry’s Jamaica Yellow Pages-sponsored Missing Children’s Support Programme, becoming the first country in the Caribbean, to be granted membership in the Global Missing Children’s Network.
Jamaica just misses top-50 in securing child rights
Jamaica has been ranked 51st out of 163 countries on the KidsRights 2016 Index, which is the global ranking of United Nations member states that have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The country received the highest scores for efforts to improve the rights of children to life, health and education, but fell down in the areas of protecting the nation’s children and providing an enabling environment for child rights.