Children's Rights

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25 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Is the World a better place for children? A collection of essays and viewpoints marking the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. There is much to celebrate since the Convention was adopted in 1989, from declining...
Children in Hazardous Work: What we know, what we need to do ILO This three-part report, written by the International Labor Organization, is a global call to action to protect children from hazardous work.  The first section of the report provides a general...
Children of Addiction Mehrangiz Kar In Children of Addiction, first published in the late 1980s, human rights defender Mehrangiz Kar warned that drug addiction among children and adolescents in Iran would become a national crisis if...
Children of Iran Audery Ramel This page provides an overview of the children's lives in Iran.
Children's Justice Manual, by Hossein Raeesi Justice is a response to the question, “How can human beings be saved from discrimination and inequality, and how can the growth of human capacities be cultivated?” That which distinguishes justice...
Children’s Right to Nationality Sebastian Kohn This document, produced by the Open Society Justice Initiative, urges the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the body that interprets the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to...
Children’s Rights in the Digital Age Amanda Third, Delphine Bellerose, Urszula Dawkins, Emma Keltie, Kari Pihl This project was undertaken to provide children’s views on digital rights, at the upcoming Day of General Discussion of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. In 2014, 148 children from 16...
Convention on the Rights of the Child United Nations The UN General Assembly adopted the Convention and opened it for signature on November  20, 1989.
Creating Safe Futures: Good Practices to Protect Children and Youth from Hazardous Work ILO This International Labor Organization report brings together specialists in occupational safety and health, youth employment and child labor from around the world to share strategies for preventing...
Database of Street and Working Children This database was created in 2006 to provide information for governmental and non-governmental organizations. This resource is only available in Persian.
Declaration of the Rights of the Child The Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1959. It marked the first major international consensus on the fundamental principles of children’s...
Democracy and Parenting Matthew Hiebert This Tavaana-exclusive guidebook illuminates the goal of parenting with deep empathy and respect for the developing personalities of children. Using this resource, parents will gain insight into...
Early and Forced Marriages in the Islamic Republic of Iran This submission, was presented to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the occasion of the 26th session of the Human Rights Council, and provides a brief summary of violations of...
From Cradle to Coffin: A Report on Child Executions in Iran Nazanin Afshin-Jam This report examines the Iranian legal system, its religious groundings and Iran's commitments under international law. It provides detailed case studies of young people who have been executed or are...
Growing Up Protected: A Handbook for the Protection of Adolescent Workers ILO This International Labor Organization training guide is designed to educate small business owners on various aspects involved in hiring adolescent workers through reader-friendly texts, proposals for...
Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children Interpersonal violence – in all its forms – has a grave effect on children: Violence undermines children’s future potential; damages their physical, psychological and emotional well-being; and in...
Islamic Republic of Iran: Promoting Violence Against Children International Coalition against Violence in Iran (ICAVI) Children in Iran are prone to becoming victims of violence or mistreatment and being deprived of their childhood due to laws and practices which do not represent the best interests of the child. This...
Minimum Age Convention (No. 138) - This International Labor Organization Conventionrequires ratifying states to raise the minimum age for employment and to pursue a national policy aimed at the abolition of child labor. The basic...
Minimum Age Recommendation (No. 146) - This International Labor Organization Recommendation complements the 1973 Minimum Age Convention [include link to library] by advising governing powers on the appropriate minimum employment age...
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict United Nations The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 May 2000 and entered into...
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography United Nations The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 May 2000...
Out of the Shadows: Child Marriage and Slavery Catherine Turner This fact sheet from Anti-Slavery International delivers an overview of the issue of child marriage with a focus on how child marriage is used to conceal slavery and slavery-like practices such as...
Protecting Children's Rights Hossein Raeesi This Tavaana-exclusive manual seeks to stimulate critical thinking and action in fostering children’s development and protecting children’s rights. In addition to laying out the unique...
Raising Understanding among Children and Young People on the OPCP In this publication you will find information about a set of commitments that help protect children and support them when their rights have been violated. These commitments can be found in a document...
Right to Life: Juvenile Executions Emadeddin Baghi This study is the second part of Baghi’s book, “Right to Life,” in which he focuses on abolishing child executions and goes further in discussions that support abolishing child execution based on...
Roadmap for Achieving the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor by 2016 - In this roadmap, the International Labor Organization outlines a plan to eliminate the worst forms of child labor by 2016. The roadmap includes principles of action for governments such as...
Stand Up For Children’s Rights: A Teacher’s Guide for Exploration and Action with 11 - 16 year olds Kate Brown, Rania Makri, Maja Pipan, Barbara Lambourn, Lisa Wolff, Rina Yitzhaki Stand up for children’s rights is based around the story of Anna, a young person learning about the rights of children. The resource offers guidance on how to use Anna’s experiences to develop young...
Stolen Lives, Empty Classroom: An Overview on Girl Marriages in the Islamic Republic of Iran This brief report examines statistics issued by the Islamic Republic Personal Status Registration Organization and Iran National Statistics Office between 2007 and 2012. It closely examines the...
Training Manual to Fight Trafficking in Children for Labor, Sexual and Other forms of Exploitation: Understanding Child Trafficking ILO and UNICEF Around the world, children are victims of human trafficking. From agricultural fields to factories to mines to big city streets, children are exploited for their labor in both the formal and informal...
UNICEF Annual Report 2013 In 2013, UNICEF strengthened its focus on equity and reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children. Advocacy around children with disabilities promoted their inclusion, while the global launch of...
Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention (No. 182) ILO Responding to global trends in child labor, this 1999 International Labor Organization Convention supplements the 1973 ILO Convention on minimum employment age by adopting new instruments to...
Worst Forms of Child Labor Recommendation (No. 190) - The provisions of this 1999 International Labor Organization Recommendation complement the 1999 Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention. In this Recommendation, the ILO provides programs of action and...
Youth advocacy toolkit: The Education We Want This advocacy toolkit, produced in partnership with A World at School and the Youth Advocacy Group of the Global Education First Initiative, has been developed for young people, by young people....
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