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Rights from the start : ECD and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

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Abstract: The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights instrument; it is undoubtedly also the most widely accepted framework for action in favour of young children. There is an undeniable commitment on the part of the international community to use the provisions of the Convention as an agenda for action. It guides international efforts to identify the persisting life conditions that put very young children at risk and pre-empt their healthy and optimum growth and development. The Convention can be used to actively promote the quality of care – through policies and practices – that young children need and are entitled to as a part of their basic human rights. It offers child advocates, such as those of us in the ECD community, and States Parties the opportunity to define a truly forward looking and proactive strategy to promote and protect the rights of all children.
Authors: Angeles-Bautista, F. de los
Category: Research
End Page: 21
Serial number: 98
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , human rights
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2001
Right: © 2001 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 8
Title: Rights from the start : ECD and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)