Children’s Rights are Human Rights – Watch our New Video and Take Action

December 10, 2013, marks the UN General Assembly’s Human Rights Day. First proclaimed in 1950, this day declares human rights as a common standard for all peoples in all places around the globe. In 1989, children’s rights were recognized in the UN’s Convention on the Rights of The Child. All children are entitled to protection from abuse; provision of education, health care and an adequate standard of living; having their views heard, and; children vulnerable to discrimination are entitled to specific protections.

Canada has a long way to go to protecting children’s rights. In Canada, 967,000 children live in poverty. 1.1 million children experience food insecurity. At least 22,000 children are homeless. Poverty among Indigenous, racialized, immigrant and disabled children is disproportionately high.

Take action against child and family poverty on this Human Rights Day.

Start by watching our short video about child and family poverty in Canada.

Join us by sending a message to the Prime Ministerdemanding a federal poverty eradication plan:


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