CHILDREN’S RIGHTS Kati Kurkipuro, MagrethMatonya, Raija Kuronen, Simo Sahlman University of Jyväskylä
Outline • Purpose for study • Hypothesis • Research methods • Convention on the Rights of the Child • Four categories of children rights • Participation rights • Children and publicspace • Disabledchildren and education • References
Purpose for study • Researchchildren’s rights in Tanzania. • Concentrating in participation in public space, education, family and child welfare. • Research question: • How does participation of children’s rights come true in Tanzania?
Hypothesis • Childrenareexcluded of publicspace. • Childrenwithdisabilitiesdenyied to accesseducation. • Children’ssafety in their home isn’tenoughgood. • Childrendon’thaveenoughinfluence to theirown life.
Researchmethods • Face to faceinterview. • Askchildren, parents and professionalshowthey live throughwithrelation to children’srights.
Convention on the Rights of the Child • United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child is children's human rights in worldwide • Anyone under the age of 18 as defined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child • Tanzania is moving forward on children's rights
Four categories of children rights • Guiding principles • General requirements for all rights • Survival and development rights • Education and family, public paces • Protection rights • Family and child welfare • Participation rights • Public paces and participation in general
Participation rights • Protection of rights • Respect for the views of the child • Freedom of expression • Freedom of thought, conscience and religion • Freedom of association • Right to privacy • Access to information; mass media
Summary • Raisingawerenessabouteducation, publicspace and childwelfare is important to childrens, parents and community.
References • Elsley, S. (2004). Children’s Experience of Public Space. Children & society, 18, 155-164. • Herrström, S. (18.12.2009). Progress and challenges in childrens rights in Tanzania. Retrieved from http://www.swedenabroad.com/News____10795.aspx?slaveid=100949 • Ochaíta, E. , & Espinosa, M. A. (1997). Children’s participation in family and school life: A psychological and development approach. The International Journal of Children’s Rights, 5, 279–297. • Unicef. (26.2.2008). Rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Retrieved from http://www.unicef.org/crc/index_30177.html
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