About 29,000 children under the age of five – 21 each minute – die every day, mainly from preventable causes.
300,000 child soldiers worldwide. 1 in 10 soldiers is a child.
UNICEF Australia: read about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
International Labour Organization: facts and figures, along with stories about the reality of child labour in many countries.
UNICEF: information and current news reports about issues such as child survival, child protection and social inclusion, child health and education and gender equality.
The Global March Against Child Labour: read about the issues of education, child labour, child trafficking and ethical trade.
Voices of Youth: read what other young people say about child rights and share your thoughts.
Child Rights International Network: raises awareness of current child rights’ issues, including research and monitoring.
Lawstuff: information about the rights of Australian youth, state by state (each state is different). Privacy, child abuse, marriage and discrimination are just a few of the many subjects covered.
BBC I Have A Right To…: case studies which may help you understand your rights and learn how people are struggling to have their rights upheld in so many countries.
Download the map Respect of Children’s Rights Worldwide.
Brain Pickings: a series of photographs on where children sleep.
What are Child Rights?: a short video for younger students.
Child Labour: a 3 minute video by the International Labour Organization.
Tackling Child Labour in Agriculture: a 9½ minute video by the International Labour Organization.
Help rescue kids from carpet sheds in India. Play the Carpet Game.
I Promise Africa: 2½ min video.
Harvest – the story of the children who feed America: view the trailer (2:15 mins).
Hans Rosling explains the relationship between development and immunisation (21:21 mins).
Visual stunt: Tasmanian VGenners in action (2 mins).
Class of 2015: girl’s education in Nigeria (4 mins).
The Door to Freedom – One Girl’s Journey: an audio story.
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: downloadable poster.
Choose from an extensive range of videos about child labour at ILO TV.
Global Campaign for Education: education is a basic human right. Encourage your school to become involved in the Global Action Week for Education.
Save the Children: check the volunteering opportunities in your state, supporting children to learn and be safe. Volunteers must be 18 or over.
Global Movement for Children: the “Action within the movement” page links to a range of campaigns that are currently running to protect the rights of children.
International Labour Organization: SCREAM! (Supporting Children’s Rights through Education Across the Media). Download the package to see how you can help raise awareness against child labour using your favourite medium.
World Vision: information to end child exploitation by shopping ethically, writing to your Federal MP or subscribing to the advocacy magazine.
UNICEF Australia: get informed and tackle child rights issues in your own life, community or the world. Invite a UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador to visit your school or download the PowerPoint and present it to your class or school.
Child Rights International Network: find out about the current campaigns on children’s rights, such as inhuman sentencing, raise your awareness and share with others.
WE Movement: too expensive to adopt a village? Buy a gift, learn about the inspirational work of Craig Kielburger, and educate yourself and others. Every small thing helps.
A Fairer World has posters, classroom activities, books, DVDs and web links on global issues such as child rights. Contact us for a complete list of resources available free or on loan to members.