The Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 18 on 20 November 2007.
Guide to Action [PDF]
The Convention on the Rights of the Child serves not only as a standard to which all governments should aspire but also as a rallying cry for children and young adults to identify rights’ violations and take action. Whether you seek to heighten awareness or educate others about a particular issue, raise money or goods or launch a petition, this Guide to Action outlines a basic strategy to help focus on an idea, identify an action plan and follow through.
Separated into four categories, the Guide to Action offers advice on the following:
Ideas for Projects
What young people have achieved
In every country in CEE/CIS there are young people taking a stand – and taking action – to make sure their rights are met. Here are some of their stories.
Cristian Traicu, who was diagnosed with HIV as a baby, is not only a survivor but a fighter. He founded a youth network to promote AIDS prevention and fight discrimination against people living with HIV in Romania.
U.N. Administered Kosovo
Working for vulnerable Roma children [Right to an education]
Advancing the rights of orphaned children [Children have the right to develop their individual skills and abilities in an empowering environment where they can participate and contribute in the family, the school, the community and society.]
Celebrating 18 years of child rights
Convention on the Rights of the Child: Available languages