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Kids have rights

In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention: The Convention on the Rights of the Child. The convention is a written agreement between nations on a set of standards by which governments, organisations and individuals measure their behaviour towards children.

Countries who sign the convention recognise that:
  • Children have human rights.
  • People under 18 often need special care and protection that adults do not. 

Learn more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Does Bangladesh measure up?

Bangladesh signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991. Every few years since then, the Government of Bangladesh has presented a report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child to see how the country measures up against the convention. The last meeting was in June 2009.

As part of this process, it is important to know what children think. Do you think that Bangladesh is on the right track to achieving child rights?



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