Children's rights are human rights of children with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to the young,including their right to association with both biological parents as well as the basic needs for food, universal state-paid education, health care and laws appropriate for the age and development of the child
5:30 am: She wakes up and starts doing chores: collecting water, preparing the evening meal or cleaning their house
6:30 am: she prepares her own breakfast
7:30 am: school starts
2:30 pm: school day ends and she has lunch
3 pm: She helps her parents: looking after her younger sisters or selling fruit, vegetables or water.
9 pm: Dinner Time
10 pm: Bed TimeTomsAdika8:30 am : He wakes up and has breakfast
9 am : He goes to school
1 p.m : Toms eats in the canteen of the school
5:30 pm: He finishes his school day, eats a snack, watches TV and plays with his toys
9 pm: dinner
10 pm: bed time
According to statistics provided by UNICEF, there were an estimated 158 million children aged 5 to 14 years in child labour worldwide in the year 2006.
'A WORLD FIT FOR US' (extract)
We are the world's children.We are the victims of exploitation and abuse.We are street children.We are the children of war.We are the victims and orphans of HIV/AIDS.We are denied good-quality education and health care.We are victims of political, economic, cultural, religious and environmental discrimination.We are children whose voices are not being heard: it is time we are taken into account.We want a world fit for children, because a world fit for us is a world fit for everyone.
Children's Forum in New York 5-7 May 2002
"We cannot close ourselves off to information and ignore the fact that millions of people are out there suffering. I honestly want to help. I don't believe I feel differently from other people. I think we all want justice and equality, a chance for a life with meaning. All of us would like to believe that if we were in a bad situation someone would help us." Angelina Jolie on her motives for joining UNHCR in 2001 - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt donated $1 million to Global Action for Children .- GAC supports orphans and vulnerable children in developing countries where parents have been affected by AIDS and other diseases. GAC also advocates providing free primary-school education to children in these countries. globalactionforchildren.org
Every year, an estimated 9.7 million children under the age of five die from preventable causes.- The world knows what it takes to improve child health and survival but millions still die because they lack access to these basic services. -