November 20 2006

Empowering Children

20 November - Children's Rights Day

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted on 20 November 1989. Since then, that date has marked Universal Children's Day or the International Children's Rights Day. SOS Children's Villages calls for children's needs and the issues that they face to be taken into account when making political decisions. Children should also be given the power to defend themselves.

Child Participation in Bangladesh
Child Protection and Children's Hotline in Kenya
Children's Council in Bethlehem

Rwanda 1994 - Photo: C. Sattlberger

Concepción, Chile - Photo: F. Espinoza

Photo: A. Gabriel

Photo: B. Neelemann

Photo: SOS Archives