© UNICEF/DRCA2011-00154/Olivier Asselin What are Child Rights? What are Child Rights? An introduction to the Convention on the Rights of the Child © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1397/Brian Sokol Once upon a time… © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2321/Toshinori Sano …not so very long ago © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2058/Marco Dormino And not so far away © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-2058/Marco Dormino Some grown-ups realised what children had been saying all along: children have special rights that need to be recognized and protected. © UNICEF/PAKA2008-1494/Giacomo Pirozzi All children…. Big and little children © UNICEF/NYHQ2006-2268/Giacomo Pirozzi All kinds of children… © UNICEF/MLIA2012-00789/Tanya Bindra Who live in all kinds of homes Who are special in many different ways… © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1520/James Alcock And YOU! Your family will help you with your rights. © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1930/Giacomo Pirozzi (Article 5) © UNICEF/NIGB2010-00410/Giacomo Pirozzi The right to eat healthy food (Article 27) The right to go to school © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0750/Roger LeMoyne (Article 28) The right to learn many things © UNICEF/NYHQ2006-1470/Pirozzi (Article 17) The right to care when you are sick © UNICEF/UGDA2012-00050/Tadej Znidarcic (Article 24) © UNICEF/NYHQ2004-1268/Giacomo Pirozzi The right to be cared for by your parents (Article 18) The right to be cared for if you do not live with your parents © UNICEF/NYHQ2006-1407/Giacomo Pirozzi (Articles 20 & 21) The right to have a name and belong to a country © UNICEF/NYHQ2006-1407/Giacomo Pirozzi (Article 7) © UNICEF/NYHQ2008-1796/Giacomo Pirozzi The right to choose your friends (Article 15) The right to think for yourself © UNICEF/BANA2011-00290/Saiful Huq Omi (Article 14) (Articles 12 & 13) © UNICEF/NYHQ2006-2536/Giacomo Pirozzi The right to share your ideas and be listened to © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1684/Giacomo Pirozzi The right to live and grow (Article 6) The right to special help if you need it © UNICEF/NYHQ2007-1890/Josh Estey (Article 23) The right to be treated fairly by everyone © UNICEF/NYHQ2005-1323/Ludmila Tkhostova (Article 2) The right to never be hurt by others © UNICEF/NIGB2010-00491/Giacomo Pirozzi (Articles 19 & 34) The right to not have to work too hard © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0768/Olivier Asselin (Article 32) The right to be kept safe from dangerous things © UNICEF/BANA2012-00208/Ahsan Khan (Article 33) © UNICEF/BANA2012-00208/Ahsan Khan The right to learn to be the best you can (Article 29) © UNICEF/NYHQ2005-0396/Palani Mohan The right to play (Article 31) © UNICEF/NYHQ2011-1818/Athit Perawongmetha The right to rest (Article 31) © UNICEF/NYHQ2008-1780/Giacomo Pirozzi The right to be private (Article 16) The right to speak your own language © UNICEF/NYHQ2007-1106/Shehzad Noorani (Article 30) (Article 3) © UNICEF/NIGB2010-00415/Giacomo Pirozzi The right to have adults do what is best for you © UNICEF/NYHQ2006-2918/Giacomo Pirozzi What is your favourite right? Want to learn more about children’s rights and the areas that UNICEF works in to help the most vulnerable children? Sign up to be part of UNICEF’s Youth Advocate Program to access free resources all year round! You can also learn more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child via our website. www.unicef.org.au © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1472/Kate Holt This beautiful photo story was collated by Bethany Robinson.
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