Convention on the Rights of the Child Photo Essay
For every child, every right.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the CRC this year, UNICEF Lebanon is organizing a series of events to raise awareness on children’s rights and encourage all stakeholders to put children’s rights at the forefront of the social and political agendas. The first activity took place on July 5th when 1,000 people participated in the Child Rights Festival at Horsh Beirut.
The UNICEF Child Rights Festival in Beirut hosted the launch of the “Adventures of Jad and Tala”, UNICEF Lebanon first Arabic children storybook. Designed for children aged between 4 and 9 years old, the series promotes child rights and discusses topics affecting children’s well-being and development. “Playing is so much fun!” is the first book of this series focusing on positive parenting and is being produced thanks to the funding from the EU Regional Trust Fund “MADAD”. In this picture: children with the books and Violet Speek-Warnery, acting as UNICEF Representative to Lebanon; and Sara Campinoti, Attachée-Migration for the Health, Child Protection, Governance, Social Development and Civil Society Section from the Delegation of the European Union – Lebanon.
Activities during UNICEF Child Rights Festival at the opening of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Lebanon included interactive theatre, storytelling, puppet shows, music, paint and craft workshops, and live performances. Children and young people got the chance to learn about their rights in a fun way, laughing, sharing their impressions with one another and their parents.
Throughout the year and leading towards World Children’s Day in November 20th, UNICEF will campaign with children and partners in Lebanon to raise the voices of girls, boys and young people calling all stakeholders to take further concrete actions to realize child rights for every child.