Children’s Rights Alliance launches fundraising appeal for Youth Film Project on Children’s Rights Convention

Published date: 
20 Nov 2012

20 November 2012: For Immediate Release

Children’s Rights Alliance launches fundraising appeal for Youth Film Project on Children’s Rights Convention


Today, as we celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1989, the Children’s Rights Alliance launches a new film project on 20 years of the Convention in Ireland.

With the help of the initiative, the Alliance is seeking funding to develop a short film celebrating the UNCRC, led by a group of young people. The film will explore the impact of the Convention on laws, policies and services affecting children and young people in Ireland over the past 20 years. This is an innovative project that will recognise and value the importance of giving young people an opportunity to explore what human rights mean to them, to voice their opinions, and to play a vital role in promoting children’s rights thinking in Ireland.

Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance, says: “We’re very excited about this project, and we hope to raise enough funds over the next month to get it off the ground. The content and direction of this short film will be determined by the young people involved, who will also gain skills in filmmaking from a professional production company."

The Alliance needs your support  to help fund this project and give real meaning to the voice of children and young people. Our fundraising appeal will run for the next 27 days at Please donate today.

For further information, please contact:
Delphine O’Keeffe, Communications Officer
Tel: 01 662 94 00
Mob: 087 241 0039

Note to Editors:

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an internationally binding agreement on the rights of children. It incorporates children’s civil and political, social, economic and cultural rights and protection rights. In the UNCRC a child is defined as a person under the age of 18 years.  

The UNCRC was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989.  Ireland signed the Convention on 30 September 1990 and ratified it on 28 September 1992.  All countries in the UN have ratified the UNCRC with the exception of the United States of America, Somalia and South Sudan.

The Children’s Rights Alliance is a coalition of over 100 organisations working to secure the rights of children in Ireland, by campaigning for the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  We aim to improve the lives of all children under 18 years, through securing the necessary changes in Ireland’s laws, policies and services.

Children's Rights Alliance