Children's Rights Booklist
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an agreement by countries who have promised to protect children's rights. It is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world. Aotearoa, New Zealand, has ratified this convention, which means the government has an obligation to ensure these rights are fulfilled.
Children who are aware of their rights are more likely to disclose when their rights are violated, and are more likely to speak up when they witness injustice. Embedding learning about rights in daily life ensures children are equipped with this protective factor throughout childhood and beyond. This book list is a great starting point for schools to stock up their libraries with books about rights, or for whānau visiting their local library.