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Documentation Centre on Children and Youth
Hans Egedesvej 5
The Greenlandic public has seen several debates on differences in living conditions, lifestyles, poverty, etc., between the towns and the settlements. These debates concern e.g. how people living in the settlements and peripheral districts and those inhabiting bigger towns respectively have differing possibilities for access to shopping for fresh and wholesome food. Studies in Greenland have documented that social inequity between children exists, but analyses of data are scarcer in terms of health. Some data exist, however, and for this reason MIPI – Documentation Centre on Children and Youth – has launched a joint venture together with Inuuneritta - the Public Health Program with a view to zooming in on children’s health in a social perspective seeing that this topic is insufficiently elucidated.
By way of the present report on health, MIPI – Documentation Centre on Children and Youth and Inuuneritta - the Public Health Program are hoping to secure the children and youth perspective and help highlight this important topic.
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In Greenland much attention is paid to the conditions under which children and Youth live, both by the public in general and within the political debate; and it is a theme that naturally is emphasised at several Greenlandic educational institutions. Unfortunately relevant and current literature on the subject is very limited, and both the discussion and the actions taken are based on information and knowledge that is far too short on clarity. MIPI is therefore in the process of publishing an anthology with descriptions and analysis of actual aspects of the reality of the lives of children and Youth. The book is intended to convey recent research findings as well as knowledge based on experience. MIPI published during the anthology in november 2007.
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2 articles were written in English:
1) Suicide by Greenlandic Youth, in historical and circumpolar perspective
By: Jack Hicks
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2) Children on thin ice - when care and culture help heal Greenland's neglected children
By: Ann Andreasen & Jean-Michel Huctin
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Various research projects and statistics indicate that a substantial number of Greenlandic children are poor, either seen from a traditional or a relative point of view. Either these children do not have access to basic necessities, or they do not have a standard of living comparable to the norm in today's Greenland.
This research is intended to bring about such knowledge about children¿s standard of living in Greenland as can serve as background for countering negative consequences of poverty among children. In this connection it is also a goal to assess whether Greenlandic children's right to a satisfactory standard of living as stipulated in the convention on the Rights of the Child is being respected. The report of the research project was published with a couple of months apart in 2007.
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Memonradum on suicidal ideations and suicide attempts among youth in Greenland
MIPI has from Statens Institut for Folkesundhed (the national institute for public health) requested a profile of the young people who have attempted to commit suicide and/or had thoughts of suicide, compared to the young people who neither have attempted suicide nor had thoughts about committing suicide. The research project is based on a questionnaire which has been answered by Grade 10 and 11 students in seven Greenlandic towns. The research was published in march 2007.
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Memorandum Concerning Youth with a high level of well-being
MIPI has from Statens Institut for Folkesundhed (the national institute for public health) requested a profile on youths with a high score in vitality/wellbeing indicators, combined with an analysis of young people's own ideas about why some children are treated badly, and what is required to ensure that children get a better life. The research project is based on a questionnaire which has been answered by Grade 10 and 11 students in seven Greenlandic towns. The research results was published in may 2007.
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The purpose of Statistik om Børn og Unge i Grønland (Statistics concerning Children and Youth in Greenland) is to create an overview of the conditions under which children and Youth live in Greenland, and thereby improve the basis for debate. The definition of children and Youth follows international classifications and is demarcated as the group aged from 0 to 24. MIPI hopes that the publication will contribute to an increase in the number of questions about and demands concerning the living conditions for children and youth in Greenland. Furthermore, that demands towards the central and local authorities for a better and more thorough monitoring of the living conditions of children and youth will increase. Statistik om Børn og Unge i Grønland (Statistics concerning Children and Youth in Greenland) was published in 2003 and 2005. The next publication was in 2008. The next statistics is expected to be published in late 2009 or primo 2010.
MIPI - Documentation Centre on Children and Youth, Hans Egede-p aqqutaa 5, P.O. Box 1290, 3900 Nuuk
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