EHRC launches new online resources for young people
A new online resource to enable children and young people to contribute to a review of how the UK complies with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is being launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to mark International Human Rights Day.
The web-based resources describe the CRC and what it says a child needs to survive, grow, and live up to their potential in the world.
Consisting of an animated film and a series of fact sheets, they also explain how young people across England and Wales can give their views as part of the UN’s review of the UK’s compliance with the Convention.
The UK Government ratified the CRC in 1991 and must report periodically to the UN on the steps it has taken to protect the rights set out within it.
Equality and Human Rights Commission Chief Executive Mark Hammond said: “Human rights are for everyone, and that includes children and young people. We hope this new online resource will give them a better understanding of their rights and ensure they can play an active role in protecting and promoting them for themselves and other children in the future. Focusing on the rights of the child is a great way to mark International Human Rights Day.”
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