Child Rights

Every single human being is entitled to basic human rights and protection. These human rights are universal, that means they apply to everyone of us, regardless of our sex, age, marital status, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national or social origin, political beliefs, citizenship, religious beliefs, social or economic status, where we live, our physical and mental ability, or health status. These are not conditional and cannot be taken away.

Children also have human rights laid out and protected by a special agreement (Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989 and subsequently signed by almost every country, including Nigeria. The rights in the CRC apply to all people under the age of 18 years. These rights include, but are not limited to: protection, education, family, freedom, health, play, religion, nationality, etc. unfortunately, many children experience various forms of child abuse from their caregivers and other perpetrators of violence.  knowing about human rights enables young people to gain a sense that they matter in this world. RDF works to protect the rights of the child and educates children about their basic human rights, including their responsibility to enjoying their rights and respecting the rights of other people.

World Children's Day Activity Hosted by RDF