Children also have rights and those rights are rarely been given importance in this growing world. All children have fundamental right to get their name registered as well as to get looked after from their parents. Children are experiencing psychological issues. Disable young are experiencing problems in their livelihood. Children also have the right to special protection because of their vulnerability to exploitation and abuse.

Rights of Children In Our Society
Rimsha Zia
Rimsha Zia

Rights Of Children In Our Society

The term “child” comes from the Latin word infants which means the one who does not speak. Talking about rights – the fundamental normative rules about what is acceptable of people or owed to people.

Children also have rights and those rights are rarely being given importance in this growing world. All children have fundamental right to get their name registered as well as to get looked after from their parents. Children are experiencing psychological issues. Disable young are experiencing problems in their livelihood. Children also have the right to special protection because of their vulnerability to exploitation and abuse. In Asian countries youngsters and children are suffering with harassment and sexual abuse, it should be tackled through awareness raising and legislation. Also, education is key right of children’s life. Children suffer discrimination based on gender and sexuality. All children have right to play and relax, to join the wide range of healthy activities. Children must be given freedom of speech and there should be training centers to teach children the ways they could defend themselves in awkward situations. Children must have a right regarding their field of interest for career development, they must not be imposed upon the career choices by peers. Personal space and one’s privacy must be respected in any way.

Rights of Children in Our Society

As first ever school of a child is his home. Parents must be focused upon child’s moral values, must each them the basic ethical values one needs to know to differ between right and wrong.

Birth registration is an essential right as it provides the child a name, parentage, nationality. It also represents a proof of identity, a sign of existence in the eyes of the world. The percentage of children and the growing number of births in Pakistan each year, there are many “invisible” children, children who are not recognized by the Pakistani law because their births are not recorded.

Rights of Children in Our Society

There are four general principles that underpin all children’s rights:

  • Non-discrimination means that all children always have the same right to develop their potential in all situations. For example, every child should have equal access to educational platforms regardless of the child’s gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or other status.
  • The best interests of the child must be “a primary consideration” in all actions and decisions concerning a child and must be used to resolve conflicts between different rights. For example, when making national budgetary decisions affecting children, Government must consider how cuts will impact on the best interests of the child
  • The right to survival and development underscores the vital importance of ensuring access to basic services and to equality of opportunity for children to achieve their full development. For example, a child with a disability should have effective access to education and health care to achieve their full potential
  • The views of the child mean that the voice of the child must be heard and respected in all matters concerning his or her rights. For example, those in power should consult with children before making decisions that will affect them.

My point of concern is to bring about the best points under consideration. To bring those problems on floor which we all have faced at some point in our lives. Every organization concerned with the rights of children should work towards what is best for each child. Parents counselling is highly appreciable so that they can give some space to their children regarding every aspect of life.

Rights of Children in Our Society
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