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Do countries take children's rights seriously?

Tags: politics & government, pregnancy & parenting, rights seriously
Asked by afsa kausar, 09 Jul '13 02:11 pm
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They are starting to do so, but there is still a long way to go. Twenty years ago the idea of children's rights was much less well known and most governments probably thought that while children should be taken good care of and should never be abused, this did not mean that they had human rights in the same way as adults. The assumption tended to be that their parents or guardians were the ones who could and should exercise rights in the name of the child. This was understandable in the case of a two year old but as children get older they are quite capable of expressing their own views, feeling a sense of injustice when they are mistreated and having different ideas from adults as to what might be best for them. A lot of adults and governments are only slowly coming to terms with the revolution in thinking and acting that is required by acknowledging that children do indeed have their own human rights. This is the great achievement of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child whi ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 09 Jul '13 02:13 pm

 
  
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Not fully or properly enough
Answered by anil garg, 28 Jul '13 06:34 pm

 
  
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Yes in western countires
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 11 Jul '13 12:48 am

 
  
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Normally yes
Answered by rajan, 09 Jul '13 02:14 pm

 
  
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To some extent
Answered by vijay, 09 Jul '13 02:13 pm

 
  
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