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Rights of a Child
About UNICEF   UNICEF is the world’s     leading effective    development and     emergency relief   organization workingg...
What are Rights? any claim, title, etc, that is   morally just or legallygranted as allowable or due         to a person
What is a Convention?A convention is an agreement betweencountries to obey the same law. Whenthe government of a country r...
Why do children need a special convention?  Because people under the age of18 need special care and protection that adults...
What are the key principles andprovisions of the  Convention?
Non-discrimination  Children should neither benefit or  suffer because of their race, color, gender, language, religion, n...
The Best Interests of the Child Laws and actions affecting  children should put their   best interests first and  benefit ...
Survival, Development and Protection The authorities in each country  must protect children and help ensure their full dev...
Participation  Children have a right to havetheir say in decisions that affectthem and to have their opinions       taken ...
The UnitedNationsConventionon the Rightsof the Child
Article 1Everyone under 18 years of agehas all the rights     in this  Convention.
Article 2The Convention applies to everyone whatever   their race, religion,abilities, whatever they think or say, whateve...
Article 3All organizations concerned with children should work towards    what is best for each child.
Article 4       Article 4Governments should make these rights available to         children.
Article 4            Article 5Governments should respect the rightsand responsibilities of families to guidetheir children...
Article 4             Article 6Children have the right to live a full life.   Governments should ensure thatchildren survi...
Article 4               Article 7Children have the right to a legally registeredname and nationality. Children also have t...
Article 4        Article 8Governments should respect a  child’s right to a name, a nationality and family ties.
Article 4              Article 9Children should not be separated from their   parents unless it is for their own good.Chil...
Article 10 4               ArticleFamilies who live in different countries shouldbe allowed to move between those countrie...
Article 11 4          ArticleGovernments should take steps to stop children being taken out of    their own country illega...
Article 124       ArticleChildren have the right tosay what they think should happen when  adults are    makingdecisions t...
Article 134       ArticleChildren have  the right to   get and to     share information,as long as the information
Article 144        Article Children have the right to think and believe what they    want and to   practise theirreligion,...
Article 154        Article  Children havethe right to meet   with other  children and  young people   and to join   groups...
Article 164        Article  Children have the right to   privacy. The law should protect them from attacks  against their ...
Article 17Children have theright to reliable   information from the media.    Mass media should provideinformation that   ...
Article 18Both parents share responsibility for  bringing up their    children and   should always  consider what isbest f...
Article 19 Governmentsshould ensure that children are properlycared for and protect themfrom violence,   abuse and
Article 20Governments should ensure thatchildren are properly cared forand protect them from violence,    abuse and neglec...
Article 21When children are adopted the first  concern must be  what is best for   them. The samerules should apply whethe...
Article 22 Children who  come into a   country as    refugeesshould have the same rights as children who
Article 23  Children whohave any kind of    disability should receivespecial care andsupport so that they can live a
Article 24Children have the  right to good  quality healthcare, clean water, nutritious food   and a clean environment so ...
Article 25 Children who are looked    after by their localauthority rather than their parents should have their     situat...
Article 26The Government should provide extra money  for the children of   families in need.
Article 27Children have the right to a  standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and mental needs.The...
Article 28  Children have the      right to an      education.     Discipline in   schools should  respect children’s    h...
Article 29Education should  develop each     child’spersonality and talents to the full. It should   encourage
Article 30  Children have the right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whether or not these are ...
Article 31 Children have the  right torelax, playand to join in a wide
Article 32 Governments should protect  children from work that isdangerous or that might harm   their health or education.
Article 33 Governments should   provide ways of protecting childrenfrom dangerous drugs.
Article 34Governme   nts should protect
Article 35Governmen ts shouldmake sure    that children
Article 36 Childrenshould beprotectedfrom anyactivities
Article 37  Children who break the law  should not betreated cruelly.They should notbe put in a prison with adults and
Article 38 Governments  should notallow childrenunder 15 to join   the army.Children in war
Article 39Children who  have beenneglected or    abused   should   receive
Article 40Children whoare accused of breaking the  law should receive legal  help. Prisonsentences for
Article 41If the laws of a particularcountry protects childrenbetter than the articles of the Convention, then those laws ...
Article 42  Governmentsshould make the   Convention  known to all
The Convention on theRights of the Child has   54 articles in all.   Articles 43-54 are about how adults and  governments ...
WhoseResponsibility?
“Everybody has rights. This means  that everybody,including children,should respect the
If every child has  rights, then they     also have a  responsibility torespect the rights of  others, including
If all children have    a right to be  protected from  conflict, cruelty,  exploitation and neglect, then they
If all childrenhave the right to aclean environment,  then they also       have a responsibility to
If all children have     a right to beeducated, then they   should learn as  much as they are    able to and, if
If all children have a  right to a full life,then they should also help ensure that the       needy, the  disadvantaged an...
If children have aright to freedom ofthought, conscience and religion, then they also have the    obligation to  respect o...
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  1. 1. Rights of a Child
  2. 2. About UNICEF UNICEF is the world’s leading effective development and emergency relief organization workingglobally to support children.UNICEF is not funded by the UN. They rely on voluntarydonations for their work with children in over 150 developing countries.
  3. 3. What are Rights? any claim, title, etc, that is morally just or legallygranted as allowable or due to a person
  4. 4. What is a Convention?A convention is an agreement betweencountries to obey the same law. Whenthe government of a country ratifies a convention, that means it agrees to obey the law written down in that convention.
  5. 5. Why do children need a special convention? Because people under the age of18 need special care and protection that adults don’t necessarily need
  6. 6. What are the key principles andprovisions of the Convention?
  7. 7. Non-discrimination Children should neither benefit or suffer because of their race, color, gender, language, religion, national, social or ethnic origin, or because ofany political or other opinion; becauseof their caste, property or birth status; or because they are disabled.
  8. 8. The Best Interests of the Child Laws and actions affecting children should put their best interests first and benefit them in the best possible way.
  9. 9. Survival, Development and Protection The authorities in each country must protect children and help ensure their full development —physically, spiritually, morally and socially.
  10. 10. Participation Children have a right to havetheir say in decisions that affectthem and to have their opinions taken into account.
  11. 11. The UnitedNationsConventionon the Rightsof the Child
  12. 12. Article 1Everyone under 18 years of agehas all the rights in this Convention.
  13. 13. Article 2The Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion,abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from.
  14. 14. Article 3All organizations concerned with children should work towards what is best for each child.
  15. 15. Article 4 Article 4Governments should make these rights available to children.
  16. 16. Article 4 Article 5Governments should respect the rightsand responsibilities of families to guidetheir children so that, as they grow up, they learn to use their rights properly.
  17. 17. Article 4 Article 6Children have the right to live a full life. Governments should ensure thatchildren survive and develop healthily.
  18. 18. Article 4 Article 7Children have the right to a legally registeredname and nationality. Children also have the right to know their parents and, as far as possible, to be cared for by them.
  19. 19. Article 4 Article 8Governments should respect a child’s right to a name, a nationality and family ties.
  20. 20. Article 4 Article 9Children should not be separated from their parents unless it is for their own good.Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents, unless this might harm the child.
  21. 21. Article 10 4 ArticleFamilies who live in different countries shouldbe allowed to move between those countries so that parents and children can stay in contact, or get back together as a family.
  22. 22. Article 11 4 ArticleGovernments should take steps to stop children being taken out of their own country illegally.
  23. 23. Article 124 ArticleChildren have the right tosay what they think should happen when adults are makingdecisions that
  24. 24. Article 134 ArticleChildren have the right to get and to share information,as long as the information
  25. 25. Article 144 Article Children have the right to think and believe what they want and to practise theirreligion, as long as they are not stopping other
  26. 26. Article 154 Article Children havethe right to meet with other children and young people and to join groups andorganizations, as
  27. 27. Article 164 Article Children have the right to privacy. The law should protect them from attacks against their way of life,their good name, their family and their home.
  28. 28. Article 17Children have theright to reliable information from the media. Mass media should provideinformation that children can
  29. 29. Article 18Both parents share responsibility for bringing up their children and should always consider what isbest for each child. Governments should help
  30. 30. Article 19 Governmentsshould ensure that children are properlycared for and protect themfrom violence, abuse and
  31. 31. Article 20Governments should ensure thatchildren are properly cared forand protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.
  32. 32. Article 21When children are adopted the first concern must be what is best for them. The samerules should apply whether childrenare adopted in the
  33. 33. Article 22 Children who come into a country as refugeesshould have the same rights as children who
  34. 34. Article 23 Children whohave any kind of disability should receivespecial care andsupport so that they can live a
  35. 35. Article 24Children have the right to good quality healthcare, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that they will
  36. 36. Article 25 Children who are looked after by their localauthority rather than their parents should have their situation reviewed regularly.
  37. 37. Article 26The Government should provide extra money for the children of families in need.
  38. 38. Article 27Children have the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and mental needs.The government should help
  39. 39. Article 28 Children have the right to an education. Discipline in schools should respect children’s human dignity. Primary education
  40. 40. Article 29Education should develop each child’spersonality and talents to the full. It should encourage
  41. 41. Article 30 Children have the right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whether or not these are shared by the majorityof the people in the country where they live, as long as this does not harm others.
  42. 42. Article 31 Children have the right torelax, playand to join in a wide
  43. 43. Article 32 Governments should protect children from work that isdangerous or that might harm their health or education.
  44. 44. Article 33 Governments should provide ways of protecting childrenfrom dangerous drugs.
  45. 45. Article 34Governme nts should protect
  46. 46. Article 35Governmen ts shouldmake sure that children
  47. 47. Article 36 Childrenshould beprotectedfrom anyactivities
  48. 48. Article 37 Children who break the law should not betreated cruelly.They should notbe put in a prison with adults and
  49. 49. Article 38 Governments should notallow childrenunder 15 to join the army.Children in war
  50. 50. Article 39Children who have beenneglected or abused should receive
  51. 51. Article 40Children whoare accused of breaking the law should receive legal help. Prisonsentences for
  52. 52. Article 41If the laws of a particularcountry protects childrenbetter than the articles of the Convention, then those laws should override the Convention.
  53. 53. Article 42 Governmentsshould make the Convention known to all
  54. 54. The Convention on theRights of the Child has 54 articles in all. Articles 43-54 are about how adults and governments shouldwork together to make
  55. 55. WhoseResponsibility?
  56. 56. “Everybody has rights. This means that everybody,including children,should respect the
  57. 57. If every child has rights, then they also have a responsibility torespect the rights of others, including
  58. 58. If all children have a right to be protected from conflict, cruelty, exploitation and neglect, then they
  59. 59. If all childrenhave the right to aclean environment, then they also have a responsibility to
  60. 60. If all children have a right to beeducated, then they should learn as much as they are able to and, if
  61. 61. If all children have a right to a full life,then they should also help ensure that the needy, the disadvantaged and victims of
  62. 62. If children have aright to freedom ofthought, conscience and religion, then they also have the obligation to respect other’s
  63. 63. END

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