What are child rights?
Put simply, child rights are the human rights of children.
It recognises all children must be treated fairly, equally and with dignity, regardless of their age, race, gender, wealth or birthplace.
Children’s rights include the right to health, education, family life, play and recreation, an adequate standard of living and to be protected from abuse and harm.
A child is recognised and described by the United Nations (UN) children’s rights convention as every human being below the age of 18 years.
Globally, an estimated 800 million children live in fragile and conflict-affected areas where child rights are often denied and childhoods are stolen by abuse, exploitation and slavery. We believe that every child deserves a childhood in all its fullness, surrounded by protective families and communities, free from violence and with the opportunity to thrive as other children do.
In a protective environment where children’s rights are respected, the world’s most vulnerable children can flourish and reach their highest potential. Children stand a much better chance of growing up in a society that allows them to thrive.
Safe Haven-a Ray of Hope strive to ensure that the most vulnerable children enjoy a proper childhood. Only when children feel safe in their homes and communities are they able to flourish and realise their potential.