Children’s Rights


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The Working Group on Children’s Rights shares resources, perspectives and projects to understand and advocate for children’s rights as expressed in the UNCRC and as experienced by children in diverse contexts around the world.

 Projects

Voices of Children Documentary Project

Creating a documentary of children voicing their rights through both verbal and non-verbal expression   The Voices of Children Project supports adults to understand young children’s diverse perspectives on their rights. A core goal is to create a video documentary that advocates for children’s rights in cultural contexts worldwide. Foundational values for the project come […]

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Images of Rights: Children’s Perspectives

Images of Rights: Children’s Perspectives is a project which focuses on advocacy for children’s rights, awareness of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN-CRC), and the broader issues of social, economic, and environmental justice for children.

Here you will be able to:

View a gallery of children’s artwork
Submit your own

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Resources

Part 1: A Beginning – Images of Rights: Children’s Perspectives Project

Images of Rights: Children's PerspectivesThis article introduces the Images of Rights Project, provides context and background and invites readers’ participation. It is the first of three Exchange magazine articles by the World Forum Foundation’s Working Group on Children’s Rights, which together explain the core principles of provision, protection and participation in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), explore a range of children’s rights issues, and invite you to join our Images of Rights project.

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Part 2 – Implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Global Successes and Challenges

rights-article-2-2016This article discusses the history of children’s rights and the development of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), highlighting the ways in which several countries have interpreted this document. It is the second of three Exchange magazine articles by the World Forum Foundation’s Working Group on Children’s Rights, which together explain the core principles of provision, protection and participation in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), explore a range of children’s rights issues, and invite you to join our Images of Rights project.

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Part 3 – Children’s Rights in Action: Children and Adults as Partner Advocates

Children's Rights in Action: Children and Adults as Partner Advocates

This article focuses on actions on behalf of children’s rights, including the World Forum Foundation’s Working Group on Children’s Rights, and the Images of Rights and Voices of Children projects. It is the third of three Exchange magazine articles by the World Forum Foundation’s Working Group on Children’s Rights, which together explain the core principles of provision, protection and participation in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), explore a range of children’s rights issues, and invite you to join our Images of Rights project.

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A Conversation About Children’s Rights

by Ellen Hall and Alison Maher – Response by Pam Boulton

Do Children have rights? How can they be active participants in the classroom? And what does this have to do with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child? Ellen Hall, Alison Maher and Pam Boulton, of the Working Group on Children’s Rights discuss these questions and more in this article from Exchange magazine, May/June 2012.

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Seen and Heard: Children’s Rights in Early Childhood

By Ellen Lynn Hall and Jennifer Kofkin Rudkin (foreward by Bonnie Neugebauer). Teachers College Press, 2011

Using examples from a Reggio-inspired school with children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years, the authors emphasize the importance of children’s rights and our responsibility as adults to hear their voices. Seen and Heard summarizes research and theory pertaining to young children’s rights in the United States, and offers strategies educators can use to ensure the inclusion of children’s perspectives in everyday decisions.

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Mission

Promoting the rights of the child through study, reflection and dissemination of information about the multiple perspectives and contexts for children’s rights.

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