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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 13:59 by

Recently there have many exciting opportunities opening up for children and young people to participate in high-level events around the world and have their voices heard. With the advent of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child(CRC) it is important to take stock and celebrate the progress of child participation.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 13:55 by

“We would like to recommend the Government of Albania… raise awareness of a child’s right to participate in the family and in the community.” As the statement was read out, I wanted to shout out loud, to get up and dance, but restrained myself to a slight, UN-appropriate smile. How fitting these words should come in the year we celebrate the 25th birthday of the ...

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 13:52 by

This week at the United Nations, a quiet victory will take place for children. It is a victory that will amplify the voices of children who’ve been ignored, neglected, abused and overlooked. It is a victory with the potential to change their lives.

Thanks to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) — ratified by every...

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 13:46 by

In 2014 we mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on the 20th November 1989. The anniversary is a great opportunity to pay tribute to the remarkable impact the CRC has had on the lives of millions of children. The anniversary is also an important time to...

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 01:39 by

The stats are shocking enough, let alone the impact of these on each and every life:  one in three girls around the world are married as children; one hundred and forty million women and girls worldwide have undergone FGM/C. How on earth do you go about addressing challenges such as these?

The UK government hosted, at the end of July, the first Girl Summit aimed at mobilising efforts to end female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) and child early and forced...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 04:00 by

In 2014, we celebrate 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). You can read World Vision's CRC@25 blog series here. On 20 November 1989, the CRC became the first legally binding international convention to affirm human rights for all children. The CRC is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil,...

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 08:17 by

On 24 September 2014, the Child Rights Action Group (CRAG) of which World Vision is an active member, convened 5 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from different political groups to discuss how to fully mainstream child rights in the European Parliament’s agenda.

The MEPs present at that event, who had also signed the Child Rights Manifesto, support the idea of creating an...

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 01:58 by

The most important qualitative change generated by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was the shift in the way children and adolescents are viewed. There was a shift from being previously viewed as passive objects of government care and services to human beings with a set of rights. Children became recognised as agents of their...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 05:52 by

As we come upon 25 years after the passage of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, there is much to reflect on in Latin America, a region that championed and led the way on children’s rights.  Within one year of the CRC being available for signature, 21 countries in the region had already ratified it, representing both a third of the region...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 03:45 by

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most rapidly ratified human rights convention in history. More countries have ratified the Convention than any other human rights treaty in history – 192 countries had become state parties to the Convention as of November 2005. There was almost universal endorsement for a convention that protected the rights of the most vulnerable citizens in any country – its children. Why, therefore, has it been so hard for rights...

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