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The child's right violation.

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By Goodystar | self meida writer
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Do you know that each day, 360, 000 babies are born each day? According to the estimate of the United Nations. And that's more than 130 million a year.

They are more than 2.2 billon children on earth based on the estimate by the United Nations.

Once a child is given birth to, he or she is automatically entitled to rights. These rights include: right to a healthy child hood, life, education and many more.

Its one thing to give birth to a child, it another thing to raise a child up to become an important figure to the family, state and even the nation at large.

Childhood should be a thing of joy and not a nightmare. A child when fully grown should be able to reminisce back to his or her childhood with good memories.

There's what is called the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child. These convention is made up of 54 articles and 2 optional protocols. These convention speaks of the right of children all over the world.

 The Convention created a framework which has come to provide the inspiration for an increasing child centred focus in relevant fields including child well-being and human and social development.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. This selection of rights is founded on respect for the dignity and worth of each individual, regardless of race, colour, gender, language, religion, opinions, origins, wealth, birth status or ability and therefore applies to every human being in the world.

The Convention specifies the basic human rights that are held by children everywhere: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life.

Every right spelled out in the Convention is inherent to the human dignity and the holistic and harmonious development of every child.

The Convention on the Right of the child, has provided four core principal rights out of the articles. The four principal rights are;

Non-discrimination (article 2): All children have rights, regardless of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status.

Devotion to the best interests of the child (article 3): The child’s best interests must be a primary consideration in all decisions affecting her or him.

The right to life, survival and development (article 6): All children have a right to life, and to survive and develop – physically, mentally, spiritually, morally, psychologically and socially – to their full potential.

Respect for the views of the child (article 12): Children have the right to express themselves freely on matters that affect them, and to have their views taken seriously.

It's important to know that despite the wide acceptance and ratification of these convention on the right of a child, still the rights of children are still violated.

The child is not safe. Children are still being exploited, neglected and abused against their will.

Most at times when these children are abused, they end up in silent. Not because they enjoy what's happening but because they live in fear. And with multiple abuses, children develop what's called toxic stress and these causes a lot of health damages.

Children are gifts from God irrespective of their skin colour, gender, age, status, nationality, religion and even language.We should learn to value such gifts because children are the future leaders of tomorrows generation.

Children are not a zoo of entertainingly exotic creatures, but an array of mirrors in which the human predicament leaps out at us.(John Updike)

The violation of a child's right can't be justified.

Let's be a voice for the life of children out there.

Enough is Enough.


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