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The Rights of the Child: What Are Children’s Rights?

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As a parent, we naturally want our children to have the best experiences and advantages available. The things we inherently focus on for our children include: the proper childcare for growth and development, a healthy nutrition program, and a well-balanced approach to cultivating social relationships with each other. While some children have access to every advantage in the world, there are others that are unfortunately denied basic humanrights, which most of us are lucky to not even have to focus on to attain.

In order to address the inequality that some children face, two documents were created to outline and protect the human rights of all children: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of The Child, and The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of The Child

Established on November 20th, 1959, The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of The Child calls upon all people of society to abide by 10 principles, which, together, will allow for a child to have a happy childhood. This declaration states that mankind owes to the child the best it has to give. A few specific principles outlined in this Declaration include: children are entitled to receive an education, all children are protected against cruelty and neglect, and children should grow up in an atmosphere of affection and of moral security.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Established 30 years after the Declaration on November 20th, 1989, The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child spells out the basic human rights to which children (under the age of 18) everywhere are entitled. With this Convention, the people of the United Nations have reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, and are determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.

National Child Day

Held November 20th of each year, National Child Day celebrates the landmark of the adoption of the two documents outlined above. The purpose of National Child Day is to promote awareness about the Declaration and the Convention to Canadians. It is also a day to support children’s rights, by voicing your own concerns about Canadian Children’s rights, as well as to educate our children about their own rights and responsibilities.

Children’s Rights at Childventures

At Childventures, we believe in giving children the educational and developmental advantage they deserve, in a safe and stimulating environment. We empower children to take control of their learning through our blended curriculum program, and have created the Virtues Project for children to experience a positive, holistic program, which is designed to support the moral and spiritual development of each child. By combining our unique approach to education with a strong emphasis on well-balanced development, we are confident that each child will grow within their rights for equality and opportunity.

If you would like to learn more about how Childventures integrates the rights of children into our programs and facilities, please contact us today.



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