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 recognizes the right to an adequate standard of living and is legally binding. As the principle of protection says “In legal actions which affect a child, the child's rights and interests shall be paramount” Nonetheless, some of the countries that have signed it do not implement legislation pertaining to the convention that protects children from neglect and poverty.

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The right of children to special protection and care has been enshrined in more than 20 articles of the Convention. Millions of children victims of crime all over the world are exposed to exploitation and abuse in the criminal justice process. In several occasions such acts of violence accentuate a painful revictimization.
Fuente: T J Parsell
Tipo: Video [00:01:32]
Idioma: english
Fecha: 2013
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The Spanish law “Ley Orgánica 1/2000” regulating the imposition of criminal responsibility on children, is oriented to attain the children re-education and reintegration into society
Fuente: European Journal / DW – TV
Tipo: Video [00:06:07]
Idioma: English
Fecha: 2009