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I Know My Rights – Explaining, Celebrating, and Creating Awareness of Children’s Human Rights

The book provides this important advice for any child in need of help:

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child says that every child must have all these rights.
If you feel that you or someone you know is/are being denied their rights, then speak to to an adult about it.
You can call Childline on 1098 and talk to someone there. To know more about child rights, visit https://www.unicef.org/crc/

Note – 1098 is a phoneline available in India where this book was first published,
there are childline numbers in almost every country,
visit https://www.childhelplineinternational.org/ to find a local contact number,
or reach out to us via https://www.freekidsbooks.org, we will connect you with help.

Text From I Know My Rights – Children’s Human Rights

Rights for you, rights for me, Rights are there for everybody,
Rights lift up and rights defend, Rights are like your best friend.

Every girl like me deserves
The chance to breathe in this world.
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE BORN.

Kho-kho, cricket, kabaddi, Swinging, sliding, hide-and-seek.
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO PLAY.
Meeting friends, new and old, On the streets and in our homes.
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO MEET AND MAKE FRIENDS.

You might not see me in a crowd,
But you’ll hear my voice – it’s extra loud!
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE MY OPINIONS RESPECTED.

Around me is a big strong bubble. Step too close, you’ll be in trouble.
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO NOT BE SEXUALLY AND PHYSICALLY ABUSED.

I know that I have got the choice To change the world with my voice
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SELF EXPRESSION.

I don’t want to cook and clean, Help fix cars or serve tea.
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO NOT BE SENT TO WORK.

I won’t hide or stay indoors.
I have the right to learn and soar.
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPECIAL CARE, SUPPORT AND EDUCATION.

What, why, where and how?
My questions need an answer now!
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION.
I HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW MY RIGHTS.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
in Child-Friendly Language https://static.unicef.org/rightsite/files/uncrcchilldfriendlylanguage.pdf

 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child says that every child must have all these rights.
If you feel that you or someone you know is/are being denied their rights, then speak to to an adult about it.
You can call Childline on 1098 and talk to someone there. To know more about child rights, visit https://www.unicef.org/crc/

Note – 1098 is a phoneline available in India where this book was first published,
there are childline numbers in almost every country,
visit https://www.childhelplineinternational.org/ to find a local contact number,
or reach out to us via https://www.freekidsbooks.org, we will connect you with help.

<End of text from I Know My Rights – Menaka Raman>

Menaka has been an amazing support to Free Kids Books over the years in her work for Pratham / Stotyweaver, and we’re not surprised to see this excellent contribution to children’s literature and assistance in creating awareness of Children’s Human Rights from her, thanks Menaka!

We’re hoping to add more books on human rights soon, see the tag Human Rights

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