Each year, on December 10th, we celebrate World Human Rights Day, when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. It is the right of every human being to be treated with dignity, which is recognised and protected by human rights standards. In addition to governing individuals’ interactions with others and society, the Declaration manages the state’s obligations to its peoples. In addition to having the same rights as adults, children and young people also have rights that consider their unique needs. It is the right of every child to have individual rights.
We have compiled some resources to help you learn about, celebrate, and better support children’s understanding of child rights. This is not an exhaustive list, and the resources might, or might not work for you in your unique context, but they do provide a starting point.
I Have the Right to Be a Child, by Alain Serres (Author), Aurélia Fronty (Illustrator), Helen Mixter (Translator)
We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
Human Rights Collection- Books For Kids
Talking to Children About Human Rights Day
Child rights and why they matter-Every right, for every child.
History of Child Rights
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