Rights Posts

  • 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
  • Help Children Understand Their Rights Under the UNCRC
    Use these videos to help children understand their rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. (61) UNCRC Scotland – YouTube (61) Rights of the Child Segment 1 – What are Childrens Rights – YouTube
  • 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 UNCRC
    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
  • Young People’s Voting Rights?
    Children under 18 are a third of humanity, yet no democracy gives them the right to vote. Over time, suffrage has been extended for various reasons to wealthy traders, landowners, poor men, racial minorities, women, and most recently young adults. But minors (or in a few countries people under 16) are assumed to lack the… Continue reading Young People’s Voting Rights?
  • 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
  • Early Childhood Voices Posts
  • Early Childhood Voices
    At the Museum of Childhood we know how important it is for children to have their voices heard, listened to and acted upon. We ensure that even the very youngest of children have a platform to share their voice. One of the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)… Continue reading Early Childhood Voices
  • DouglassWeek
    Douglass Week: A call to modern young people 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 We are proudly celebrating Douglass Week, marking the arrival and tour of the reformer and slavery abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Ireland between 1845 and 1846. His tour of the country saw him lecture to packed audiences, meet Daniel O’Connell and reflect upon the devastating effects of… Continue reading DouglassWeek
  • World 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 World Children’s Day