María Cobo Uzquiza

Maestra de Audición y Lenguaje por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (España)
Máster en Necesidades, Derechos y Cooperación en Infancia por el Instituto Universitario IUNDIA adscrito a la UAM y UNICEF – Comité Español. Proyecto de investigación “La educación para el desarrollo en el Sistema Educativo del Estado Español. Posibles alternativas a la práctica curricular”
Ha trabajado en Centros Educativos Especiales específicos en Trastorno Generalizado del Desarrollo y Centros especializados en Educación para Sordos en Londres y Madrid.

All the children in the world are equal rights holders. In spite of this, millions of children are unaware of their rights and suffer constant grave violations of Human Rights. Education on Children´s Rights is an important and constructive tool to report cases of non-compliance and to break the chain of poverty and trans-generational damage.


All the children are equal rights holders, and so they have particular rights that recognize their special need for protection. Unfortunately, that fact makes them particularly vulnerable being exposed to different types of violence, exploitation and abuse. Putting children´s needs first in legislation, policies and social services could be the first step to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.


The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most ratified human rights treaty in history and so governments are obliged to act into accordance with its directives; to transform the standards into reality for all children; and to abstain from any action that may preclude the enjoyment of those rights or violate them.


The recognition of children´s rights is a steep path that must be started from education and training. The implementation on Children´s rights education is fundamental to build an active and responsible citizenship. But beyond the fulfilment of a legal obligation, children’s rights education has value for children.

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People under 18 years of age make up over 2,2 thousand million people, more than one third of the world´s population. Half of the global total, lack at least one of the four measures that are essential and critical for their survival and development. Over 10 million children under 5 years old die every year from diseases which are easy to prevent or treat, 125 million children have not seen the inside of a school in their lives and 215 million are slaves of child labour.

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The lack of basics rights like public education, free healthcare or the right to be heard should be emphasised on the daily social agenda. Any organisation must focus their work for children on a holistic approach, which favours children´s full development. Since 2009 UNICEF UK is promoting citizen action through the campaign “PUT IT RIGHT”.
Autor/a: Huw Williams, Gary Walker, Carol Powell
Tipo: Video [00:05:32]
Idioma: Inglés
Fecha: 2010
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The right to non-discrimination and equal opportunities is one of the guide principles of the CRC. In some countries, boys and girls die from diseases under-5s. This situation it has been reported by Save the Children campaign “No Children Born to Die”. Since 2011, the organisation works to prevent infant mortality.
Autor/a: Save the Children UK
Fuente: Save the Children UK
Tipo: Video [00:01:00]
Idioma: Inglés
Fecha: 2011