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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The worst atrocities in human history have been committed against underage children as the result of armed conflict, sexual exploitation, human trafficking and child labour. Talking about figures highlights the scale of the tragedy. The following testimonies show some of the numerous injustices and their consequences.

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By the end of June 2014 the European Union and UNICEF created a project to help raise the voices of children victims of conflicts or humanitarian emergencies, and who are not being listened to. The abuse is added to the trauma that minors already face because of the civil war.
Autor/a: UNICEf
Fuente: UNICEF
Tipo: Web 
Idioma: ingles
Fecha: 2014
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Both a cause and a consequence of poverty, child labour deprives children from their childhood, their potential and dignity. Furthermore, it impairs their physical and psychological development. Nowadays 215 million children in the world are victims of child labour and that over half of them are involved in its worst forms.
Fuente: Advertisers without borders
Tipo: Video [00:02:05]
Idioma: español
Fecha: SF