Rights of the Child

This video series is used by teachers to understand gender in the context of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child and then share that foundational knowledge with other educators, parents and students.

Selected videos in this series:

Segment 1: What are Children’s Rights? (5:51)  An introduction to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Segment 2: The Right to Non-Discrimination (8:35)  Non-discrimination means being treated differently because of who you are. Ebiste from Ethiopia is discriminated against because she is a girl and could be forced to leave school early to get married. With a clear understanding of her rights, Ebiste is able to overcome this discrimination and advocate for a better life while inspiring others to end child marriage.

Segment 3: The Right to Life, Survival and Development (7:26) – All children have the right to life, survival and development. Follow the story of Anna and Neema, two young women in Tanzania who were denied their right to education. With the help of some adults, they are able to find a healthy balance between helping their families at home and continuing to go to school.