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Children as citizens with rights and agents of change
by Roger Hart
About this EXP
Roger Hart, Professor in Psychology, Geography and Social Welfare at the City University of New York, explains children’s rights.
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Key point 1
The United Nations launched the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1989 after a ten-year drafting process. It became the most universally ratified treaty in history.
Key point 2
It includes articles on provision and protection, as well as children’s rights to actively participate in society actively.
Key point 3
It is dramatically helping protect children from harm, early marriage and all forms of domestic abuse.
Key point 4
There are still children doing dangerous work.
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