As we recognize the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th, we reflect on the global community’s advances in protecting the inalienable rights that each person holds as a human being. One of those advances came In 1989, when world leaders officially recognized that children have human rights too and developed the first legally binding international mechanism to ensure that children’s civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights are upheld, known as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
At Discovery Learning Alliance, we work to improve and enhance learning opportunities for millions of children in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya through intensive teacher training, community mobilization, and using media in classrooms and communities. In collaboration with parents, children, and community leaders who requested more information on children’s rights, we developed a series of short videos to act as tools for schools and communities to generate greater understanding of the rights that all children have, and also to show learners real life examples of their peers at work advocating on behalf of their own and children’s rights around the world.
By showcasing how learners and community members are defending and advocating for childrens’ rights broadly, we hope to inspire others around the world to do the same!
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