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 Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 44/25 on the 20th of November 1989. This international treaty reflects a new vision of the child: children are neither the property of their parents nor are they helpless objects of charity. From that moment on, children must be treated as active rights-holders.

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The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) represents the first international multilateral treaty in history with a universal vocation focused on children. It is the most ratified treat, all the countries in the world have now signed it except Somalia and the United States of America. The CRC has 54 articles and 3 optional protocols, all with mandatory obligation of all governments and civil society of the signatory countries.
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The CRC recognizes the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts. In addition, it incorporates an approach based on children and adolescence needs as moral basis of positive law.
Autor/a: Silvano Agosti
Tipo: Video [00:08:18]
Idioma: inglés
Fecha: 2011