Stand Up for childrens rights

Like the earth born out of a bright star to be our home planet Earth, children were born to be our luminous torches. A personification of hope, children are the future of this billions of years old planet. I can’t look at a child without remembering this quote;

“To me, there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.” – P. T. Barnum

This picture has every right to remain in my mind beautiful, it also reminds us that we should stick together and Stand Up for childrens rights. I presume that you might wonder; how can we accomplish and maintain this perfect picture.

Out of an inner belief, you need to be enlightened by some facts about children. A considered fact and non-negotiable set of standards have designed definitions and rights to respect every child’s sense of self-worth.

A child is humanity at its purest form, just a kind human being between the stages of birth and puberty. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.

A minority that should be treated with respect, caring, protection and be allowed to maintain their identity and freedom. Identifying the some of the principles that underpin all children’s rights:

 

  • The right stander for living:

Children have the right to a security standard of living that satisfies their physical and mental needs. Governments should stand side by side with families and guardians to implement this, especially with food, clothing, and housing.

  • Children care and treatment:

This should always be based on “the best interests of the child”, either through their guardians or directly.  They also have the right to benefit from the government if they are poor or in need.

  • Health Care and survival:

Children have the right to survival and development underscores good quality of life and health care. Starting with clean drinking water, food, a decent environment, and knowledge to help them stay healthy. The law protects children from harmful work, but there is nothing wrong with helping their parents at home with safe tasks that are suitable and fair to their age.

  • Education:

All children have the right to free and equal access to education regardless of the child’s gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, parentage, sexual orientation or another status. Discipline should be respected in schools, however keeping the children’s.  All children have the right to free and equal access to education regardless of the child’s gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, parentage, sexual orientation or another status. Discipline should be respected in schools -without the use of violence- besides keeping the children’s dignity. Motivation and reward systems should be encouraging the children to have a responsibility and enjoy their learning process.

  • Protection from mistreatment:

Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and abuse, physically or mentally. Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for. Event punishments that are considered excessive or abusive, should be stated as a crime.  Not only the governments but everyone should defend and preserve children from harm.

  • Freedom of expression:

Children have the right to examine their beliefs, but at the same time respects the beliefs and rights of others. Parents should provide religious and moral guidance to their children. Guide the children in these matters regarding the fact of respecting the rights and duties of others too.

  • To know their rights:

Children rights are meaningless cause if the children themselves were not well informed and educated about rights. They have the right to gain knowledge and even responsibility to respect rights.

Flourishment, peace and development are our main reasons for existence, however, mistreating our fruits which are children can lead to extinction. How many children were victim of mistreatment, abuse or living a nonhuman life? The answer is millions; that’s why I encourage you to start with the first step and open the eyes of our children to education which will not only save their lives but can save the future of this world. Support and sponsor us to a better life.

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