Children's Rights
Do People around the World Care about Children’s Rights?

Text Resources

Web Resources

For more information on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, see the UNICEF website:

For more information on the United States’ reluctance to ratify the convention, see The Economist column “Why Won’t America Ratify the UN Convention on Children’s Rights,” posted by S. C. to The Economist website on October 8, 2013:

Malala Yousafzai: From a schoolgirl to a Nobel Peace Prize winner

“I Have the Right to Be a Child Book Trailer,” House of Anansi, YouTube, March 20, 2012.

UNICEF, video on children’s rights, “For Every Child,” 2010

Supporting Question 2- Why are children's rights violated in some places?

 “There Are 30 Million Slaves in the World, Report Says,” Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2013

More Children Coming to the U.S. Need Help Adjusting,”, October 27, 2014

     Additional Resources

      Larry Price, “Hard at Work,” video from the Pulitzer Center Time for Kids website.

Supporting Question 3- How do people work to protect children’s rights?

Kids Helping Kids projects for the 2013 School Challenge, UNICEF website

Newsela staff, article about education for girls, “The Obamas Want the U.S. to Help Girls around the World Stay in School,” McClatchy Washington Bureau, March 8, 2015