Child Rights Statement Print
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) consists of 54 Articles which seek to improve the lives of all children worldwide. Some of the key areas that the CRC covers are:
  • Non-discrimination:- Article 2 requires all countries to apply the Convention to every child without discrimination.
  • Survival and Development: Article 6 states that every child has the inherent right to life, and calls on countries to ensure children's survival and development.
  • Neglect and Abuse: Article 19 requires children to be protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
  • Health and Nutrition: Article 24 states that children have the right to the highest standard of health care and nutrition available.
  • Standard of Living:- Article 27 calls on countries to recognise the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.
  • Child Labour:- Article 32 requires that children are protected from work that is exploitative, hazardous or interferes with their education.
  • Sexual Exploitation:- Article 34 states that children should be protected from all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation.
  • Armed Conflict:- Article 38 stipulates that States ensure the protection and care of children affected by armed conflict.