Children’s rights are the human rights of children with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to minors. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) of 1989 defines a child as any human person who has not reached the age of eighteen years.
Children’s rights includes their right to association with both parents, human identity as well as the basic needs for physical protection, food, universal state-paid education, health care, and criminal laws appropriate for the age and development of the child, equal protection of the child’s civil rights, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of the child’s race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, color, ethnicity, or other characteristics.
At CHRAD, we participate on human rights issues by speaking out to relevant stakeholders on issues that hinders the right of children and taking action to improve the situation. This is intended to amplify the efforts of human rights lawyers, professionals working for human rights institution and individuals, citizens like friends, relatives and co-workers in local communities.
Over the years, parents and community leaders with whom we collaborate to discuss these issues have gradually improved their understanding and efforts on protecting children’s rights issues. As our organization grows, we intend to partner with national and international organizations and individuals concerned with children’s rights.
We are therefore open to individuals, well-wishers and children centered development agencies to support us by (1) organizing workshops in communities to educate residents on children rights issues (2) visiting homes to speak with community leaders, parents and other adults on related child’s rights issues. Volunteers are also welcome to apply.
Please send us an email now to discuss ways of working together.