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CRC@20

The Convention on the Rights of the Child
CRC@20

On 20 November 2009, India along with the global community celebrates the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly .

In 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child became the first legally binding international convention to affirm for all children, the full range of human rights—including civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) represents a major milestone in the historic effort to achieve a world fit for children. The treaty has inspired changes in laws to better protect children, altered the way international organizations see their work for children, and supported an agenda to better protect children.

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          The Article 28 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) states that every child has the right to a primary education, which should be  free. Over the last sixty years, India has made significant progress towards ensuring that quality education is available for all the children.




         The strong link of WASH (Water, sanitation and hygiene) with child mortality is one reason why UNICEF, has included WASH as a key component of a cross-sectoral package of high-impact interventions.




        Children have the right to protection from all forms of violence, abuse and maltreatment. India's Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act  prohibits physical punishment and mental harrasment to the to the child.


 

        Child protection is an issue in every country and a high priority for UNICEF. Under the CRC and other international treaties, all children have the  right to be protected from harm.




        Article 6 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) states that children have the right to live and governments should ensure that children survive and develop healthily.

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The Convention on the Rights of the Child
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We have selected some rights that are very important to all children of India. The rights are written in a way that they are easily understood.


On Air: Community Radio Connects, Educates and Entertains Rural India
Ramvati Adivasi didn’t let the fact that she can’t read or write stand in the way of her burgeoning radio career. Today she’s conducting interviews, editing programs on the computer and performing scripts as a member of newly inaugurated Dharkan 107.8 FM.

Global Handwashing Day 2009
Ten million students and 250,000 gram panchayats across India today celebrate the second annual Handwashing Day by demonstrating the correct way of washing their hands with soap, the best protection against diarrhoea and influenza.

Studying Child-Friendly Schools under India’s Right to Education Act
The landmark Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 is the building block to make schools in India more child-friendly, ensuring both equity and quality for India’s 134 million children enrolled in primary school.

Changing Children’s Destiny
Community mobilisation efforts in rural Andhra Pradesh helps keep children away from work but in classrooms. UNICEF with support from IKEA Social Initiative is implementing a child rights programme in Andhra Pradesh.

Giving Girls a Chance - Today and Tomorrow
UNICEF with support from IKEA Social Initiative is implementing a child rights model in the state of Andhra Pradesh that increases children’s, particularly girls, access to a rights-based and quality education.

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). We have selected some rights that are very important to all children of India. The rights are written in a way that they are easily understood.

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Photo Essays

The Convention on the Rights of the Child



Community Radio Connects, Educates and Entertains



Global Handwashing Day 2009



India’s Right to Education Act



Changing Children’s Destiny



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For further information, please contact:

Angela Walker, Communication Chief, UNICEF India.
Tel: +91-98-18106093; e-mail: awalker@unicef.org

Geetanjali Master, Communication Specialist, UNICEF India
Tel: +91-98-18105861; e-mail: gmaster@unicef.org

Alistair Gretarsson, Communication Specialist, UNICEF India
Tel: +91 -98-7153-5586 e-mail: agretarsson@unicef.org

Sonia Sarkar, Communication Officer (Media), UNICEF India.
Tel: +91-98-9186-1445; e-mail:ssarkar@unicef.org



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