The Rights of a Child (Kiara Theron) (Main Themes (Health (Blue, White),…
The Rights of a Child
New Zealand Children
80,000 kids also go to school hungry each day
9 children under the age of 15 die from child abuse on average every year
13 children have died as a direct result of domestic abuse to date in 2015
14 per cent of our children have been hit by an adult in their own home
150,000 reports of concern related to 60,000 children are received by CYFS every year
9000 infants at risk because as their parents struggle to keep them safe (1 in 30 newborns)
New Zealand has the highest rate of adolescent suicide of any country in the report. The report used figures from 2010 of 15.6 suicides per 100,000 people - about two and a half times the average of 6.1.
NZ laws protecting children
UN Rights of Children
Article 21: You have the right to care and protection if
you are adopted or in foster care
Article 40: You have the right to legal help and fair-treatment in the justice system that respects your rights
Article 28 You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
The story of one girl who was given an education by UNICEF
Reasons why children struggle to get educated in certain countries with examples
Countries with the least educated children
Lots of international statistics about children's education
Places in the world where girls in particular struggle to go to school
Reflection: These make me upset because adults from so many countries are preventing children from being educated with drastically affects the rest of their life
Article 22 You have the right to special protection and help if you are a refugee (if you have been forced to leave your home and live in another country), as well as all the rights in this Convention.
This source talks about children refugees in a variety of countries. It comes from a reliable source as the National Geo is a internationally recognized magazine
Reflection: This issue also makes me upset because children are living their lives trying to find a better and safer place to live but developed countries won't take them and they cannot go back to their dangerous home so they are stuck in limbo
Article 31 You have the right to play and rest
Article 6: You have the right to be alive
Article 32 You have the right to protection from work that harms you, and is bad for your health and education. If you work, you have the right to be safe and paid fairly.