The United Nations Convention on the Rights of a child is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.
It is a form of education that takes seriously the view that children are the bearers of human rights.
Eugeen Verhellen has divided the conventions provision on education aling three tracks.
- The child’s right to Education is based on equal opportunity to all. Free right to primary education and to accessible secondary and higher education.
- Child’s rights in education including right to non-discrimination, participation, protection from abuse and violence and freedom of thought, expression and religion.
- This refers to education where children are able to know and understand their rights and to develop respect for human rights, including their own human rights.
Countries all over the world commit themselves to the principle that children have fundamental rights as persons and that the state authorities have obligations to provide for those rights.
My simple question is as responsible adults, what is our role? Aren’t we aware that children need to be educated?
Everyone so busy in the mundane money-making… yes I call it so… forget their simple duties or responsibilities towards the society? Do we need treaties, and long written legal documents to do a good deed, to spread awareness? Let’s not make a hue and cry over things that happened, instead make a hue and cry over social issues that need immediate attention. Let us vocally try to pursuade things from the grassroot level. And it is people like you and me who can create a change.
The UN is doing its bit… are you?
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