Children are not mini-people. They have rights –not mini-rights.Maud de Boer-Bouqeccio, Deputy Secretary General, Council of Europe
THE PEN GAMEWhat mistakes were made?What were the rules to the game?Do you accept your mistakes?Was the game fair?Who is to blame for the errors?What was wrong with the game?How should it be changed to become fair and just?
“CHILD”ACTIVITY- What are the characteristicsof thechild?(playful, imaginative, etc.)- What does the child need togrow anddevelop?(family, care, education, etc.)- How should the child betreated?- What obligations shouldadults have toward children?
SHORT DISCUSSION What are the differences between “wants” and “needs”? Do “wants” and “needs” of your groups differ? What do you think everyone has a right to? Should these be rights for all children or just for those present here?
How do “needs” and“wants” relate to children’srights? Rights can help people to have their wants and needs meet. A right is a socially agreed principle. There are special rights for children and young people. These are written together in a document called The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Every single child and young person in the world aged under 18 has the rights in the UNCRC.
MATCHPolitical rights right to educationCivil rights right to be free from racismEquality rights right to speak one’s own languageEconomic rights right to voteSocial rights right to freedom of opinionCultural rights right to be paid for work
Political rights Right to voteCivil rights Right to freedom of opinionEquality rights Right to be free from racismEconomic rights Right to be paid for workSocial rights Right to educationCultural rights Right to speak one’s own language
WITH RIGHTS COME RESPONSIBILITIES RIGHT RESPONSIBILITIES_____________________ _____________________You have the right to - You must tell peopleexpress your opinion your opinionsand to have your - You must notopinion taken into prevent others fromaccount in decisions expressing theirthat affect you opinions - Adults must listen to your opinions
CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD CASE STUDYStudy the card and answer the following questions:• How many rights were violated in the case study?• Which ones?• Is the child in the story a boy or a girl? Does it make a difference? Why/why not?• Where do you think the child lives?• How do you think the life of the child could improve if the situation changed?• Who is responsible for changes?
TAKING THE HUMAN RIGHTS TEMPERATURE OF YOUR SCHOOL
TEAM QUIZ (COMPREHENSION) What is a right? Are rights linked to responsibilities? If so, how? What rights do you think children should have at home? At school? In the community? What is the Convention on the Rights of the Child? How does the Convention define child? How many countries have ratified the UCRC? What are children’s rights? Why do children have human rights? Why should children have rights when they don’t have responsibilities? Why do children and young people need to know about their rights?