This group of girls produced a beautiful print for the exhibition about how communities can protect children’s rights. It shows a women who left her house one morning to attend a meeting in the village about the UNCRC. She was late attending and on her way she met two young children already on their way home. They were able to answer of the women’s questions and therefore shared their communities responsibility to implement their rights and help raise awareness of their importance. A really simple yet stunning print which shows clearly how communities and children can work together, this will look great in their class room!
Witness Victoria Honorata Gertrudi
Article 4 (Protection of rights): Governments have a responsibility to take all available measures to make sure children’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. When countries ratify the Convention, they agree to review their laws relating to children. This involves assessing their social services, legal, health and educational systems, as well as levels of funding for these services. Governments are then obliged to take all necessary steps to ensure that the minimum standards set by the Convention in these areas are being met. They must help families protect children’s rights and create an environment where they can grow and reach their potential.
Heres what Witness, Honorata, Victoria and Gertrudi thought about how responsibility could be taken…
- To prepare meetings for participatory information sharing about rights. To share and learn together so that rights can be followed
- Governments to pass each house to make sure rights are followed and protection is there
- Governments to write letters to communities about rights to raise awareness
- Parents to go to child rights meetings
- Police to make sure that rights are followed by parents and children