Friday, November 01, 2013

Right to participation of children on stake

PVCHR in collaboration with Children Groups with support of Global Fund for Children,CRY and Sir Dorabji Tata Trust organized the children theater on right to education on 30 October 2013 at Sanskrit Sankul,Varanasi. One of the guest called me on mobile that it is problematic to you as legal complication to involve the children. I was shocked.It is noted that it is not involvement of children,but it is ownership and decision of children,which is supported by PVCHR. Children after performance asked the question against child right violation such as corporal punishment etc. Mostly Adult do not support children voice. But Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child lays down the principle and purpose of meaningful participation of children and young people,and Article 7 of CEDAW on women’s rights.

The Millennium Declaration in Article 25 reaffirms the commitment to work collectively for more inclusive political processes, allowing genuine participation by all citizens (and in this case, children and young people included) in all countries.

The World Fit for Children in para 32 (i) adopted at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children made a strong commitment towards increasing participation of children.

I appeal to Government of India that to organize training of Government officials for child right.

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