INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY
International Children's is celebrated to commemorate the approval of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the international treaty that has been ratified by almost every country in the world, including South Africa.
At Save the Children South Africa we do everything necessary, every day and in times of crisis, to transform the lives of children and offer them a better future. This is how we seek to reach the every last child to ensure that they survive, receive quality education and are protected against violence.
This day we invite you to know the opinions of children and to reflect on what you do every day to change the present and future of children and adolescents in South Africa.
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Do you already know the Convention on the Rights of the Child?
The Convention establishes a series of rights for children and adolescents under four fundamental principles:
Right to non-discrimination:
all children regardless of their race, gender, religion and origin have exactly the same rights.
Right to Survival and Development:
includes the right to adequate food and nutrition, access to sanitation services, drinking water, official education, access to health services, free time, right to play, cultural activities, etc.
Right to Protection:
means protecting them against any type of bad treatment, abandonment, exploitation, before armed conflicts, restitution of their rights when they have been violated and ensuring that they receive adequate treatment in the face of justice.
Right to Participation:
freedom to say what they feel they want and think, to be heard and taken into account both at home, at school and within governments, to have access to friendly information according to their age , that can be associated with more children.