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Convention on the Rights of the Child

What educators can do

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Teachers should make children's rights part of their school curriculum.

People who know their rights are better able to claim them. Educators are in the perfect position to help children learn about their rights. When you guide children toward understanding their rights, it's important that you help build and maintain respect for their parents.

Educators are also good role models for respecting the dignity and integrity of children. Educators can engage parents, children and community members to promote children’s rights by encouraging advocacy with local and national governments, initiating dialogue on children’s issues and creating a forum for children to express their opinions and views.

To find out more about what educators in your community can do to promote and protect children’s rights, contact your local UNICEF field office or National Committee. Many online resources are available for educators. For links to educational materials and resources for educators, see the ‘Resources’ section at left.




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