RIGHTS OF
A CHILD

What are the


Rights of a Child?

Child rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and meet their potential. They apply equally to every child, regardless of ethnicity, gender or religion. The Convention includes the responsibilities of parents, governments and children themselves to ensure the rights of children are met.

Colourful image of two children standing side-by-side looking lost and in disarray

ARTICLE

thirty-six

Freedom from exploitation

The child has the right to protection from all forms of exploitation prejudicial to any aspects of the child’s welfare not covered in articles 32–35.

ARTICLE

thirty-two

Freedom from child labour

The child has the right to be protected from work that threatens his or her health, education or development. The State shall set minimum ages for employment and shall regulate working conditions.

ARTICLE

forty-two

Knowledge of these rights

Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the Convention.

For it is

in giving that
we receive.

- St. Francis of Assisi