CHILDREN’S RIGHTS 101

Every child has the right to be protected from sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Period.

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS 101

Every child has the right to be protected from sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Period.

Convention on the Rights of the Child

The 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child outlines all the rights that children are granted. States, in particular, as well as parents, educators, doctors etc. have the duty to uphold these rights for children. These rights include:

Article 12

  1. States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.

Article 34

States Parties undertake to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse. For these purposes, States Parties shall in particular take all appropriate national, bilateral and multilateral measures to prevent:

(a) The inducement or coercion of a child to engage in any unlawful sexual activity;

(b) The exploitative use of children in prostitution or other unlawful sexual practices;

(c) The exploitative use of children in pornographic performances and materials.

OneChild is the embodiment of the relationship between Article 12 and Article 34. We strive to empower children to use their voice and hold their governments accountable in protecting their right to be free from sexual exploitation and child sex trafficking.

 

Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all United Nations Members States in 2015, is a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and until 2030. At its heart, are the Sustainable Development Goals: a collection of 17 global goals that are an urgent call for action by all countries.  Goal 16.2 seeks to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.

 

 

At OneChild, we join the global community in working towards Goal 16.2 and ensuring that the sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children are a thing of the past by 2030.

Convention on the rights of the child

The 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child outlines all the rights that children are granted. States, in particular, as well as parents, educators, doctors etc. have the duty to uphold these rights for children. These rights include:

Article 12

States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.

Article 34

States Parties undertake to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse. For these purposes, States Parties shall in particular take all appropriate national, bilateral and multilateral measures to prevent:

(a) The inducement or coercion of a child to engage in any unlawful sexual activity;

(b) The exploitative use of children in prostitution or other unlawful sexual practices;

(c) The exploitative use of children in pornographic performances and materials.

OneChild is the embodiment of the relationship between Article 12 and Article 34. We strive to empower children to use their voice and hold their governments accountable in protecting their right to be free from sexual exploitation and child sex trafficking.

Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all United Nations Members States in 2015, is a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and until 2030. At its heart, are the Sustainable Development Goals: a collection of 17 global goals that are an urgent call for action by all countries.  Goal 16.2 seeks to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.

 

 

At OneChild, we join the global community in working towards Goal 16.2 and ensuring that the sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of children are a thing of the past by 2030.

Contact Us

8865 Woodbine Avenue
Unit D3, Suite 124,
Markham, ON
L3R 5G1 Canada

OneChild Network & Support Inc. is a registered Canadian charity: No. 831160544RR0001

General Inquiries: info@onechild.ca
Youth Inquiries: youth@onechild.ca

1.905.886.2222

General Inquiries: info@onechild.ca
Youth Inquiries: youth@onechild.ca

1.905.886.2222