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With rights come responsibilities.
Lines of Inquiry
1. Children's Rights (Perspective)
2. Challenges in achieving children's rights (Causation)
3. Our responsibility in protecting children's rights (Responsibility)
UN Convention Rights of the Child
Children who took action
Free the Children
We want a world where all children—girls and boys—have access to education and where no child has to work to ensure their family’s survival.
Poverty isn’t the result of a single cause. The issue is complex and rooted in a number of correlated social and economic obstacles. If you only tackle one issue, regardless of the money and resources you invest, the cycle of poverty will persist.
That’s why we created an international development model that addresses the five primary causes of poverty with holistic and sustainable solutions that work in tandem to transform communities.
Craig Kielburger by
Call Number: 923.6 KIE
Publication Date: 2008-05-09
Profiles the life and humanitarian work of Craig Kielburger who, at age twelve, formed "Free the Children," a group dedicated with freeing children from abusive child labor in many underdeveloped nations.
World Children's Prize
The World’s Children’s Prize (WCP) and its educational programs builds on the idea that every new generation must be given the necessary knowledge and experience to grow into tolerant, compassionate people. The WCP program engages children and gives them knowledge of the rights of the child and democracy. Our goal is a more humanitarian world, where all children’s rights are respected. The program empowers children as global citizens, helping them become change agents who contribute to positive development in their country and in the world.
Kids Campaign to build a school for Iqbal
Read interviews with school children who met Iqbal and how he inspired them to act on behalf of others.
How girls built a library in the Gaza Strip
The girls of the Sokaina school decided they wanted a library. Most schools in Gaza don’t have one. And those that do usually have a limited range of books.
The students knew that it wouldn’t be easy – they would be challenging social attitudes about what girls can do – but they wanted to prove that they could create a beautiful library inside their school.
Resources and links
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The complete declaration from the United Nations
Human Rights Resource Centre
Educational Activities from HRRC Publications with resources and ideas
Links to publications, videos and other educational material from the UNHR
UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) provides aid to children all over the world.
The UN's information center for students and teachers. Whether you are a student preparing for a Model UN conference or working on a research project, or a teacher preparing a lesson on hunger or looking for an activity on landmines, the Cyberschoolbus is likely to have something for you.