It’s vital that children have the means to learn about their rights and, if necessary, be able to access services where they can seek help when they need it. I believe that we, together with adults, should be able to take action to advocate and ensure that children are protected at home, in schools, in our communities… in fact, everywhere.
So what are we, the youth, doing about it? I am a Save the Children Youth Ambassador. We advocate for children’s rights by raising awareness about the Convention and by influencing government decision making and policy through written submissions drawing from the voices of young New Zealanders.