A child is any human being below the age of eighteen years, and unless under the law applicable to the child. Child rights are necessary for every child. The future of every child depends on the care, facilities and opportunities they get during their childhood. Some of the child rights are listed below:
- Right to food.
- Right to clothing.
- Right to shelter.
- Right to education.
- Right to entertainment.
- Right to good health and nutrition.
- Right to name and country.
Various organizations such as UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, UNDP etc. are protecting children from various socio-economic hazards. UNICEF is playing an important role in spreading awareness about the child rights. Similarly, ILO is working to abolish child labour.
Children are the future of the nation. Proper care and affection are needed for their better life. These necessary environments and provisions are managed by the government of concerning state. The government has to provide essential needs such as nutrition, clothing, shelter, health, education and so on.
While children have rights, they also have certain duties to perform. Some of their duties are:
- Respect their parents, teachers, elders and love youngsters.
- Pay attention to personal hygiene.
- Help people in need.
- Sharing things with others.
- Use polite language.
- Study, play, eat and sleep at proper time.
The full form of UNESCO is United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.
The full form of UNICEF is United Nations Children's Emergency Fund.