Radio Workshop—April 24, 2010
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In November last year, the world celebrated the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. In the next four episodes the Radio Workshop takes a look at what this treaty means for children. Today we find out what some of these rights are, where they came from and who first campaigned for children’s rights.
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Welcome to the Show!
Radio Workshop host Mbali Vilakazi welcomes listeners to the show.
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What rights do children have?
Stephen Blight, the chief of child protection for Unicef (United Nations Children’s Fund), tells us what rights the Convention on the Rights of the Child gives children.
Who pioneered children’s rights?
It took the world a long time to agree that children’s rights should be protected by a worldwide treaty – that’s why the United Nations only signed the convention in 1989. Let’s find out who were some of the people who championed children’s rights many years earlier.
Rights and responsibilities
The learners from Esselen Park High School, in the beautiful town of Worcester, Western Cape, take us through the rights children have – as well as some of the responsibilities!
That’s it for this week, join us next week for more from the Radio Workshop. We hope you’ve enjoyed the show!