Huge thanks to Trishna, the winner of our logo design competition, who is responsible for the fantastic logo that will brand this campaign and allow organisations to show their support for children's rights.
The Right Year for Children (RY4C) is a year of action to strengthen children's rights in England. It started on 16 December 2011, the 20th anniversary of the UK ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
I had an exciting day in Warwick on Tuesday 19 June 2012! You don’t normally hear a sentence like that do you? I went to the Association of Play Industries to speak about the Right Year for Children partnership and how the play industry can make the most of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
I focused on Article 31, the child’s right to play. UNICEF’s simplified version of the UN’s extensive text is “All children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.”The UN Conventionon the Rights of the Child is something the government formally agreed to 20 years ago, however it still hasn’t been incorporated into UK law or fully into our society.
So how can the play industry use the UNCRC? Providing a service that the government’s agreed to but isn’t fulfilling often ticks another box for funding applications especially when they’re directly from government. It is also worth highlighting in press releases. The public, and therefore the press, are interested to hear about promises made by the government that they haven’t fulfilled. Without noticing it most people like having something to moan about.
I had a great day and I’d like to thank the Association of Play Industries for inviting me to speak at their conference.This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. ← Campaign addresses isolation felt by deaf teenagers Next Post →
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Organisations that support the full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in England, can become a partner or supporter of The Right Year for Children.