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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Simply put, the best interests of the child means considering the child before a decision affecting his/her life is made. This is a principle that has established itself through all matters and legislation affecting the well-being of the child. However, the application and interpretation of this principle is by no means easy.

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In 2009, the ‘United Nations Guidelines for the Alternative Care of children’, confirmed that alternative care for young children, especially those under the age of 3 years, should be provided in family-based settings. Foster Care is becoming one of the main forms of alternative care.
Fuente: The Fostering Network
Tipo: Video [00:02:39]
Idioma: English
Fecha: 2014
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Shared custody or shared parenting is a specific type of child custody wherein each parent receives a roughly equal amount of time spent with the child without damage his/her needs. Any process of involuntary deprivation must ensure the best interests of the child and conserve both parents as equals. The rights of the family should transcend the parents´ marriage.
Fuente: Channel 4 Documentary
Tipo: Video [00:00:55]
Idioma: English
Fecha: 2013