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Convention on the Rights of the Child -

Convention on the Rights of the Child -
State of the World’s Children in Numbers Watch: Innovate for Children, Innovate for Equity Activate Talks Activating a promise Nearly 25 years ago, the world made a promise to children: that we would do everything in our power to protect and promote their rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential.This year, as we approach the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), there is much to celebrate: from declining infant mortality, to rising school enrolment, to better opportunities for girls.In spite of the overall gains, there are many children who have fallen even further behind. Old challenges have combined with new problems to deprive many children of their rights and the benefits of development. The talks will take place throughout 2014, and will be live-streamed or broadcast on the Activate Talks web portal.

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Rights of the Child Posters Children's Week is a time to promote awareness of Children’s Rights as proclaimed in 1954 by the United Nations, and a suite of posters has been developed to celebrate our children. In 2012 Meerilinga were excited to partner with WA artist Kerry Anne Jordinson, to develop the third poster in the series, entitled 'A Child's Right to Speak'. Kerry Anne will again provide artwork for the next poster in the series 'A Child's Right to be Safe'. The new poster will be launched on Wednesday 23rd October 2013, Universal Children's Day at the Children's Week Award Ceremony. To buy one or all of these beautiful laminated A3 posters please visit our shop. For further information contact us via email info@childrensweekwa.org.au or phone 08 9489 4022 or Regional freecall 1800 200 702.

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