Launch of the Right Year for Children

Date: 22nd December 2011
Category: UK 1st periodic review, General measures of implementation

Back in December 2011, thousands of children across the country sent messages to the Prime Minister on cardboard and paper footprints, to mark the start of a year of action on children's rights - the Right Year for Children.

The messages were hand-delivered to Downing Street by 20 children on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the UK's ratification of the CRC.

The Convention is the most widely supported human rights treaty in the world; it gives children everywhere over 40 major rights and requires that all children be respected as human beings with views, feelings and ideas of their own.

The Right Year for Children is run by a coalition of organisations that pushes for greater awareness and respect for children's rights.