A booklet to inform children of their rights!
28 October 2019

The International Convention on the Rights of the Child celebrates its 30th anniversary on 20 November 2019. On this occasion, Aide et Action and 30 organizations working on children's issues, gathered within the Dynamique "From the Convention to the Acts", have prepared, in partnership with Bayard Jeunesse, a booklet to inform children about their rights.

30 years have passed since the UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Next 20 November will be the occasion to celebrate the commemoration of a historic event, as this text has changed the course of history: it is indeed the very first text to make the child a subject of rights, to whom one owes protection and education, and who must progressively exercise his freedoms as his capacities grow. It is also the very first text to be legally binding on the 196 States that have ratified it.

A text that changed the course of history

However, despite the progress observed almost everywhere in the world (the number of child workers has decreased, the number of children attending school has increased, etc.), it must be noted that there are still many battles to be fought to ensure that the Convention is truly applied and respected by all the States that have committed to it.

And yet a widely ignored text

And one of the first battles remains to make it known because even today, despite its 30 years of existence, the text itself is little known both by adults and by the main people concerned: children!

This is why some thirty organizations working for children's rights, including Aide et Action, have joined forces this year to raise awareness of children's rights. Gathered within the Dynamics ". From the Convention to the Acts "In partnership with Bayard Jeunesse, the 30 organisations have co-written a booklet specially designed for 7-11 year olds. The aim is to enable young people to discover their rights and to take ownership of them.

A free booklet for 7-11 year olds on children's rights

The booklet offers information on the history of the CIDE and its content, but in a very concrete way. The child is thus led to discover the story of children in other countries who are confronted with the deprivation of one or more of their rights, with, for each case dealt with, a zoom on a "good idea": an initiative taken to remedy the problem. It is the perfect opportunity to understand that "the right to education is not just a matter of the child's rights. beyond borders and differences, all the world's children have the same rights "(Quote from Geneviève Avenard, Children's Rights Defender)

How to get the booklet "All children have rights"?

To find out about the other actions of the "From Convention to Action" dynamic around the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), go to https://www.delaconventionauxactes.org/

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