GTD Colloquium with Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, on Wednesday 20 November

You are invited to the Globalization, Transnationalism and Development Colloquium ‘Dissonance and Synergy between Global Children’s Rights Norms and Local Discourses About the Transition from Childhood to Adulthood in Ghana’, by Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, The University of Sheffield.

When: Wednesday 20 November, from 15.30 – 17.00
Where: Spiegelzaal, GG 80-82

Much has been written about the dissonance that exists between children’s rights standards and the reality of children’s lives in the Global South. What has received less attention, however, is the fact these laws are being implemented in countries affected by global social change and the legacy of historical developments. Therefore, this paper seeks to move beyond a focus on the dissonance between global children’s rights norms and local realities and instead, explore the extent to which it is possible to identify both distinctions and commonalities in conceptualisations of childhood between local and global discourses with a focus on Ghana as well as the reasons for any synergies that do exist in childhood constructions and children’s lived experiences.

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