Children and young people have the same general human rights as adults and also specific rights that recognize their needs. Children are human beings who have their own individual rights that must be protected.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child set out the rights that must be realised for children to develop to their full potential. These two documents explain the rights that all children in the world and in Africa have.
Learn more about UNICEF’s Convention on the Rights of the Child