The Interpretation Department of The National Center for Civil and Human Rights facilitates unique experiences with the intention to empower all ages.
Kids Have Their Own Proclamation of Rights!
Young people cannot vote and often do not have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, created in 1989 and effective in 1990, outlines the goals every nation should strive to achieve for its young people. Here are some of the rights delineated in the Convention:
- Freedom from violence, abuse, dangerous employment, exploitation, abduction or sale into slavery.
- Adequate nutrition and health care.
- Special protection in times of war or conflict and age limits on when they can begin serving in the military.
- Time for recreation.
- Access to the information they need to play an active role in society.
- A say in what happens to them.
- The right to express their opinions.
The Center developed Across Generations, a family guide for you to use on your visit to the Center for Civil and Human Rights. The guide includes information, puzzles and other activities.
Download the "How to Guide" for information on how to effectively use the Across Generations family guide.
Download the Across Generations family guide.
TALK ABOUT IT!
Following your visit to the Center for Civil and Human Rights, take some time to reflect with your family and friends about what you experienced. What questions did your visit raise for you?
Here are some discussion questions to get you started:
- What did you see, hear and feel? Were you surprised by what you experienced today?
- How do you define civil and human rights? What are some examples?
- Did your visit change your ideas about civil and human rights? If so, in what ways?
- Are there any rights that you have that your caregivers did not have when they were growing up?
- What are some human rights that are not granted to everyone in our country?
- What did your visit make you wonder or consider?