All children have rights. Do you know what they are?
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) sets out the fundamental rights for children. It’s a complete statement of children’s rights and outlines the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights that all children are entitled to.
These rights can be categorised as:
- survival rights
- protection rights
- developmental rights
- participation rights
The UNCRC is the most widely ratified treaty in the world and its 54 articles cover all aspects of a child’s life and take into account the best interests of children.
All of the rights are:
We need to make sure that everyone knows what children’s rights are and that we recognise, respect, support and promote them.