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Steering Group

UNCRC Articles (Condensed Final)

Article 12 (respect for the views of the child)
Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.

Article 19 (protection from all forms of violence)
Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and mistreatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.

Article 23 (Children with disabilities)
A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life in conditions that promote dignity, independence and an active role in the community. Governments must do all they can to provide free care and assistance to children with disability.

Article 27 (adequate standard of living)
Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical, social and mental needs. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this.

Article 28 (right to education)
Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free. Secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children's human dignity. Wealthy countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

Article 36 (other forms of exploitation)
Governments must protect children from all other forms of exploitation that might harm them.

Article 42 (knowledge of rights)
Governments must make the Convention known to children and adults.