Creating awareness and understanding of children's rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is crucial and, in ratifying theUNCRC in 1992, the Government is in fact obliged under Article 42 to make its principles and provisions widely known to children, young people and adults in Ireland.
This site provides a wealth of information to teachers, students or anyone interested in learning more about children's rights or the UNCRC. The Resources section is particularly useful, as it holds over 200 publications and press releases on children's rights generally and/or more specifically in Ireland, while the Children's Rights in Ireland section is useful for a brief overview. We also have our brilliant cartoon that is a fun way to learn more about the UNCRC!
Please also ask us for copies of our bilingual Irish/English booklet on the UNCRC, which can also be downloaded from our web site.
These sites are also very useful:
Amnesty International: Good resources for primary, post primary and third-level students.
Compasito: Provides ideas, inspiration and practical help to explore human rights with children.
Lift Off: A cross border human rights education initiative for primary schools.