The Declaration on the Rights of the Child recognizes that, “… the child by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth” (Preamble) and “… every child has the inherent right to life”, (Article 6). Yet, Our society, governments and institutions refuse to recognize that fact; that right to life.
Everyone has the right to access to education, yet we see a continued gap between rich and poor, as well as between the percentages of boys and girls.
Everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of health. Yet we see too many children die each day because they do not have access to the most basic of medicines or health care. They do not have clean water to drink or a safe environment to live.
Everyone has the right to adequate shelter, yet too many children are homeless and too many people live in overcrowded homes in overcrowded cities.
Give Us Our Rights
This is a short two hour seminar on child rights and protection specially designed for teachers and any persons or groups that care for children. The interactive seminar covers fundamental principles of human dignity, Juvenile Justice Act (2000, 2006, 2015) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (2012).