Universal Children’s Day
On 19 November, on occasion of the Universal Children’s Day, celebrated on 20 November every year, and the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, marked on 19 November, the Romanian Institute for Human Rights, in partnership with Secondary School “Radu Stanian” in Ploieşti and Association “Adolescenţa”, organized an educational programme in the form of a workshop on “I am a child, I have rights”, with the participation of the 5th grade students of Secondary School “Radu Stanian” in Ploieşti. The programme also included a PowerPoint presentation of the significance of these days, which pointed out that children’s rights had been acknowledged as far back as the end of the First World War, through the adoption of the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child of 1924.
Further on, the event took the form of an interactive workshop, with questions and answers about the way children understood the various rights stipulated in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The event also included a drawing contest where the children were required to illustrate one or several rights in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The jury made up of the representative of RIHR and the representative of the school offered diplomas to the winners for the most suggestive drawings.