What if we rethought the Child's Rights?
1924 - 2024: centenary of the Child's Rights
In a rapidly changing educational context, we need to invent new, innovative, participative and inclusive ways of learning, to prepare new generations for the changes and transitions in society.
Best interests of the child, right to expression, right to education… The issue of children’s rights is at the heart of these discussions.
- 1923 – The first text on the Child’s Rights is written by Eglantyne Jebb, philanthropist and founder of the Save the Children Fund.
- 1924 – The Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child was inspired by this text and adopted by the League of Nations. This very short text, consisting of five articles, was to form the basis of what would later become the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
- 1989 – The CRC is adopted by the United Nations.
What if we rethought Child's Rights? What would they be?
To mark World Children’s Day, on 20 November and the Centenary of the Child’s Rights, the Learning Planet Institute’s Youth department launches an interview campaign.
The aim? To give a voice to children, teenagers and young adults, listen to their proposals and highlight personalities and initiatives, in France and around the world, in favour of the Child’s Rights.
Each month, from November 2023 to November 2024, an interview will be published.