Children's Rights Flyer
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 our when they witness injustice. Our schools programme aims to develop a culture of children’s rights in Aotearoa New Zealand and to empower a new generation of tamariki with knowledge of their rights.
This flyer summarises children’s rights in child-friendly language. Use it as a learning resource, reading text, writing prompt, display, reference resource or to share with whānau. It is available for download in Te Reo Māori and English.