As the world celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, International Space Station astronaut Alexander Gerst calls for each one of us to take responsibility for the future of our planet's children.
Children have the right to protection from abuse.
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1. States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care of the child.