Rights of the Child – UNCRC

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally-binding international agreement. It sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities.

The UNCRC consists of 54 articles that set out children’s rights. Additionally, how governments should work together to ensure they are available to all children. Since the creation of UNCRC in November 1989, 194 countries are signed up, bound by international law. Therefore this is to implement and monitor the Rights of the Child.

In addition, under the terms of the convention, governments are required to ensure children’s basic needs are met.  And to help them to reach their full potential.

Fundamental Basics

As a result of this, children should have access to their fundamental basics rights, for instance:

  • Life, survival and development
  • Protection from violence, abuse or neglect
  • An education that enables them to fulfil their potential
  • Raised by, or have a relationship with their parents
  • Able to express their opinions
  • To feel listened to

The MYA RAISE team have been working on projects which focus on the UNCRC for example:

Mannequins- A group of young people designed and made mannequins based around rights that they felt passionate about.

Badge Competition– Many schools around Liverpool took part in a badge competition, designing badges around different rights.

Poster- A steering group of young people helped design a new UNCRC poster.

Film – Looking at how the impact of COVID-19 has affected children’s rights.

Additionally, The RAISE Team have developed a workshop and assembly around the rights of the child. If your school is interested in having this workshop delivered please email us.