All posts tagged with: children's rights

Are children better off now than they were 25 years ago?

Publié 25 octobre 2014 no picture Grace O

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Are children better off now than they were 25 years ago? The answer is a resounding yes. The convention was a watershed for human rights, so much so that today, many children are able to take these rights for granted. 25 years ago, children were regarded more as objects, either property of their parents, or helpless beings that needed to be fully guided. The convention established that each child is an individual, with his/her own rights to be respected and protected. Children...


Bonjour! :) I have been quite busy physically, morally and psychologically with numerous events occurring in my life lately. I have read, witnessed, realised, wondered, thought, learnt and done a lot. I realise that my life is, indeed, a wealthy one in its own way and I give thanks for everything Life gives to me. Furthermore, what is going on in my country really strikes me and I feel it’s time to start speaking up. As my piece got too lengthy, I decided to write it into two par...


CRC@25

Publié 11 septembre 2014 Avatar Thamara Kandabada

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), is a treaty ratified by a almost all the countries in the world. It is distinctly clear that people and governments value the rights of their children, and are constantly involved in activities that facilitate children to realise their full potential through rights. In Sri Lanka, specific focus is given to various issues such as realising access to education and healthcare for children - in fact, access to educatio...


Namasté everyone. :) It’s 4:13 and instead of sleeping after taking my soothing gel for stomach burns, I’m delighted to finally write, complete and publish my first article as a selected and happy Blogging Intern at UNICEF Voices of Youth 2014. First of all, I apologize for my late start but I had some health issues and I wasn’t in good shape enough to get started and share my energies with you – the share of good and healthy vibes is important to me! I am a Mauritian,...


Your take on juvenile offenders

Publié 29 mai 2014 no picture Meron

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Every day thousands of children around the world get caught up in adult formal justice systems. Children are arrested and detained by police, tried by ordinary judges, and sent to institutions, including prisons, under systems of justice which in many cases are set up for adults. Children’s rights and special needs are being ignored. These children are alleged to have come into conflict with the law of the land; however, no allowances are made for the fact that it is often the...


Amazing things from Unicef and Katy Perry

Publié 6 décembre 2013 no picture Vincent

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On December 3, 2013, I participated in the Katy Perry event with my school, The Brooklyn International High School. It was amazing! Our school was invited to attend this special event at the UNICEF House in New York City where Katy Perry was going to be announced as UNICEF's newest Goodwill Ambassador. I liked meeting Katy Perry and the UNICEF staff. Katy talked about her trip to Madagascar with UNICEF to help children there. My favorite part was hearing Katy Perry talk about her t...