World Children’s Day 2023

1. Children’s rights are the fundamental entitlements and protections afforded to young individuals, emphasising their well-being, development, and dignity. Rooted in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), these rights encompass areas such as education, health, protection from exploitation, and the right to be heard. The CRC ensures that children are… Continue reading World Children’s Day 2023

Sustainability programmes

Childrens programmes for sustainability By Edgar Debel. As global warming becomes more and more of a threat to our planet over the last few years, the last few years have seen a significant increase in pro- environmental programs and initiatives, fromprivate people as well as from environmental and voluntary organisations. Companies have started to “become… Continue reading Sustainability programmes

Children & Direct Provision

By Edgar Debel In this research I wanted to look at Direct Provision in Ireland and its consequences on children and their lives. What is direct provision?Direct Provision is a system in place in Ireland which handles people who seek asylum and refugee in the country. In this system people are accommodated in what are… Continue reading Children & Direct Provision

Young Children’s Voices Expressed Through Their Drawings

This online gallery from the Early Childhood Voices Conference 2022 is a wonderful snapshot of children’s voices from around the world. Children were asked to create a drawing of themselves talking to someone and then their insights and discussions about their drawing were authentically documented. Click the link below to view the gallery. Children Draw… Continue reading Young Children’s Voices Expressed Through Their Drawings


THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD PROTECTS CHILDREN’S RIGHTS The UNCRC embodies the idea that every child should be recognised, respected and protected as a rights holder and as a unique and valuable human being. The Convention protects children’s rights by setting minimum standards that governments must meet in providing healthcare, education and legal… Continue reading The UNCRC

Traveller Children and Youth’s Rights Matter

Together we Need to Validate and Make Visible Traveller Cultural Identity, Language and Values in Education Dr Anne Marie Kavanagh, School of Human Development, DCU Institute of Education It is entirely understandable to feel invisible when the school curriculum fails to recognise the value of your community’s cultural identity, knowledge system and concerns. Can any… Continue reading Traveller Children and Youth’s Rights Matter

A Child’s Voice

Prof. Ewa Maciejewska-Mroczek Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Childhood Studies Research Team, University of Warsaw The category of voice is often a theme in childhood studies, and the right to express oneself under Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child seems to be the most frequently cited legal regulation in… Continue reading A Child’s Voice

Children’s Day

20th November. Inclusion for every child World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated on the 20th November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improvement of children’s welfare.  1.Children with an imprisoned family member are largely unseen & unheard in society. Yet they… Continue reading Children’s Day