International Children’s Day 2024

A wonderful poster designed by Erin one of our young artists, June 1st is International Children’s Day!  The theme of International children’s day 2024 is, ‘Investing in our future means investing in our children’. It’s Playtime! This year Sticky Fingers Arts and the Museum of Childhood Ireland are celebrating International Children’s Day together in Mc… Continue reading International Children’s Day 2024

Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Rights. Autism Acceptance. Autism Awareness. Children’s Rights. Child Rights are Human Rights. The Autism Rights Movement, known too as the Autistic Acceptance Movement, is a social movement allied with disability rights that emphasises a neurodiversity paradigm viewing autism as a disability with variations in the human brain rather than as a disease to be… Continue reading Autism Acceptance Month

World Children’s Day 2023

For every child, every right World Children’s Day was established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated anually on the 20th of November, to promote international togetherness, raise awareness among children worldwide, and help improve children’s welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN… 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