In a world where the norms governing the way in which children are treated are increasingly contested, children rights are gaining importance. This language of rights threatens to undercut established ways of treating children and open up spaces for child voices. In this article, we will look at some of the core rights and principles for children. It is important to remember that children are human beings and deserve respect and protection from all forms of abuse. But how do children get what they deserve?
Since the UNCRC was adopted in 1989, 196 countries have signed on. It is the only human rights treaty that gives a direct role to non-governmental organisations, such as Save the Children. The founding organisation of this organization, Save the Children, wrote the first child rights declaration. Today, Save the Children works to protect and promote the rights of children worldwide. And while the UNCRC may not enforce the rights of all children everywhere, it has made a difference in many countries.
Children’s rights are a part of the UNCRC and should be respected. The UNCRC was designed to protect children and their rights and provide for their growth. Article 42 states that all children should be educated on these rights, because a child who does not know his/her rights faces greater risks of exploitation, abuse, and discrimination. To help children understand their rights, Amnesty International created an online course on child rights.
Children’s rights extend beyond just ensuring that children have the basic needs of life. Their health and development must be prioritized at all times. All organisations working with children, such as state schools and social services, must act in their best interests. Moreover, parents must ensure that their children have access to the resources necessary for their development. If they cannot afford to meet these needs, the government must provide assistance to help them. With these rights, children can enjoy a full and fulfilling life.
There are countless instances where children’s rights are violated. A recent UNICEF report shows that there are 290 million children worldwide whose births have not been registered. Children with no legal identity and proof of existence are not eligible to go to school, receive healthcare, or even get a job when they grow up. This is a grave injustice that cannot be overlooked. With children’s rights at stake, the UNICEF is committed to protecting them as best they can.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international treaty aimed at ensuring that minors are protected. The Convention defines a child as an individual under the age of eighteen. The right to freedom from sexual harassment, abuse, and other forms of violence are among the fundamental rights for children. By ensuring that all children can access these rights, the United Nations is committed to protecting the world’s youngest citizens. But how can countries ensure that children’s rights are respected?