The Importance of Children’s Rights

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Throughout the world, millions of children are victims of exploitation and neglect. They are also deprived of basic rights. Every child has the right to a proper education, healthy food, clean water, shelter and medical care.

There are a number of international agreements that recognize the rights of children, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1959. The Convention requires governments to protect children from violence, exploitation, and abuse. It also provides a set of basic rights for children, which include access to education, health, and recreation. In addition, children are entitled to play and cultural activities, as well as the use of their own language and religion.

Article 39 of the UNCRC asks governments to protect children from physical and psychological injuries, promote social reintegration of children, and facilitate their psychological recovery. It also calls for government efforts to promote physical recovery of children. In the case of war, states parties are expected to take all necessary measures to protect children from hostilities and to respect the rights of legal guardians and parents.

One billion children in the world are exposed to physical and sexual violence each year. Children are four times more likely to suffer from physical violence and sexual violence than adults. Moreover, one in six children is estimated to live in extreme poverty. In some cases, children’s rights are trampled on because of the lack of education, which makes them vulnerable to exploitation. It is therefore important to raise awareness about the importance of children’s rights and how to ensure that they are protected.

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child investigates complaints of violations of child rights. Its decisions are then adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The Committee reviews countries’ performance every five years. It is an independent body that is made up of experts. In the past, there have been 63 of the Committee’s decisions approved. These decisions focus on protection, development, and criminalization of child rights violations.

The Committee on the Rights of the Child also provides support to those children who are involved in the complaints process. It provides them with information about the process, and can guide them in exercising their rights. They can also learn how to make their voices heard. They can meet with other organisations and groups, and share their feelings in a safe way.

Despite the importance of children’s rights, there is still much to be done. More than one billion children are victims of physical and sexual violence, and 126 million girls are missing around the world because of prenatal sex selection. Other forms of oppression deprive children of their rights, such as child marriage. The UNICEF works to protect children around the world.

In the United States, there is only one country that has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The United States of America was the only nation that voted against the adoption of the Convention, but it is one of the few countries that has not ratified the agreement.