What are children's rights?
Children are particularly vulnerable and therefore need the protection of society and state. However, constitutional protection is missing in many countries. For many children, everyday life is characterised by maltreatment, exploitation and abuse. In response to the realities of the situation, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. The Convention guarantees all children the right to education and health, freedom of expression, protection in war and when fleeing, dignity and protection from violence.
How does SAIDA strengthen the rights of children?
Children cannot assert their rights themselves. They need support. Together with our project partners in Burkina Faso, we are committed to the effective implementation of basic children's rights. We explain girls and boys their rights. Through our girls' protection program, they grow up protected from genital mutilation and child marriage. We safeguard the health care of children and ensure that even the most disadvantaged children are supported. In this way, girls, who are often discriminated against, can also go to school and have the chance to lead a self-determined life.Specific projects ...
Sustainable Development Goals
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Millennium Declaration and Development Goals
African Charter on the Rights of the Child
Nov. 20, 1989
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
In Article 24, it is established that "[s]tate parties shall take all effective and appropriate measures with a view to abolishing traditional practices prejudicial to the health of children."
Nov. 20, 1989