115

PROJECTS

3700

ACTIVITIES

250

EVENTS

79575

No. OF CHILDREN SERVED

Convention on the Rights of the Child
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  • Article 1 :   Meaning of the Child

    A child means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.

  • Article 16: Right to privacy

    No child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, or correspondence, or to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation.

  • Article 10: Family reunification

    The right of child and his or her parents to enter or leave a State Party for the purpose of family reunification.

  • Article 7: Registration, name, nationality, care

    The child shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to acquire a nationality and the right to know and be cared for by his or her parents.

  • Article 29: Goals of education

    Education must be directed to: development of the child’s personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential, development of respect for the child’s parents, his or her own cultural identity, and for civilizations different from his or her own;

  • Article 40: Juvenile justice

    The right of every child alleged as, accused of, or recognized as having infringed the penal law to be treated in a manner consistent with the promotion of the child’s sense of dignity and worth, which reinforces the child’s respect for the human rights taking into account the child’s age and the desirability of promoting the child’s reintegration in society and providing vocational training programmes and institutional care.

  • Article 8: Preservation of identity

    States Parties undertake to respect the right of the child to preserve his or her identity, including nationality, name and family relations.

  • Article 17: Access to information

    The right of the child to access to information from a diversity of national and international sources, especially those aimed at the promotion of his or her social, spiritual, moral well-being, physical and mental health.

  • Article 25: Review of treatment in care

    The right of a child who has been placed by the competent authorities for the purposes of care, protection or treatment of his or her physical or mental health, to a periodic review of treatment.

  • Article 3 : Best Interests of the child

    All actions concerning child and the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.

    States Parties must undertake to ensure the child such protection and the necessary care as is necessary for his or her well-being in case of absence of the parents’ care.

  • Article 9: Separation from parents

    States Parties shall ensure that a child shall not be separated from his or her parents, that such separation is necessary for the best interests of the child, and respect the right of the child to maintain contact with both parents on a regular basis

  • Article 23: Children with disabilities

    The disabled child has the right to special care and to enjoy a full and decent life and facilitate the child’s active participation in the community.

  • Article 36: Other forms of exploitation

    The right of the child to be protected against all other forms of exploitation prejudicial to any aspects of the child’s welfare.

  • Article 15: Freedom of association

    The right of the child to freedom of association and restrictions may be placed on the exercise of these rights other than those imposed in conformity with the law and which are necessary in the interests of national security or public safety.

  • Article 5: Parental guidance

    States Parties shall respect the responsibilities and rights of parents and the extended family to provide direction in the exercise by the child of the rights recognized in the present Convention and what is applicable with his or her capabilities.

  • Article 22: Refugee children

    States Parties shall take appropriate measures to ensure that a refugee child shall receive appropriate protection and humanitarian assistance in the enjoyment of applicable rights set forth in the present Convention.

  • Article 11: Kidnapping

    States Parties shall take measures to combat the illicit transfer and non-return of children abroad.

  • Article 24: Health and health services

    The right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. To diminish infant and child mortality, and ensure the provision of necessary medical assistance and health care to all children, to combat malnutrition and the appropriate health care for mothers.

  • Article 6: Survival and development

    Every child has the inherent right to life and States Parties shall ensure to the maximum extent possible the survival and development of the child.

  • Article 27: Adequate standard of living

    The right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development. The parent(s) for the child have the primary responsibility to secure the conditions of living necessary for the child’s development, and States Parties shall take the financial responsibility for the child, both within the State Party and from abroad. In particular, where the person having financial responsibility for the child lives in a State different from that of the child, States Parties shall promote the accession to international agreements or the conclusion of such agreements, as well as the making of other appropriate arrangements.

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