Children Rights


- Children rights are the human rights of children with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to minors.

- It could also mean rights to care and nurturing.

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

These rights are

Child’s Opinion

Every child has a right to express his/her views, have those views taken seriously, and such opinions should be taken into account in decisions affecting the child.


Freedom of Expression

Every child has a right to find out things and say what s/he thinks through speaking, writing, art, unless it breaks the rights of others.


Access to Information

Every child has a right to collect information from radios, newspapers, television, books, internet from all around the world.  Adults should make sure that the child gets information that the child can understand.


Protection from Abuse and Neglect

No one should hurt the child in any way.  Adults should make sure that the child is protected from abuse, violence and neglect.  Even the parents have no rights to hurt the child.


Sexual Abuse

Every child has the right to be protected from sexual abuse.  This means that nobody can do anything to the child’s body that s/he does not want them to do, such as touching, taking pictures or making the child say things that s/he does not want to say.

Child abuse

- Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children.


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