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A Focus on Symptoms, Never the Root Cause
quote biggestDoes a child not have as much right to privacy and freedom from parental conditioning as the parents expect for themselves?
It is one of the most fundamental problems facing humanity today. The future depends on how we solve it.
     ~ lede, Chapter 3 | Conditioning, from the book of children

  
  
Although Osho came close to the truth, notice he did not define the root cause.
  

Unconscious Procreation is
the fundamental problem facing
humanity today. The future depends
on how we solve it.  
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 Convention on the Rights of the Child 
Click tab above right:   Expand Introduction   to view the introduction.

From: UNICEF
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The United States of America played a pivotal role in the long process
   of drafting the CRC and thus in the world for children.
   ■ It incorporates many of the standards first found in our own
      Constitution and Bill of Rights.
 

What is the CRC? *

Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a multilateral human rights treaty that promotes the rights of all children worldwide.

The CRC recognizes all children's rights to develop physically, mentally, and socially to their fullest potential, to express their opinions freely, and to participate in decisions affecting their future.

The CRC is the first legally binding international instrument that incorporates the full range of human rights — civil, cultural, economic, political, and social — into a single text.

The CRC provides a vision of children as individuals and as members of a family and community, with rights and responsibilities appropriate to their age and stage of development.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (In Child Friendly Language)

“Rights" are things every child should have or be able to do.unicef logo

  • All children have the same rights.
  • These rights are listed in the UN Convention on
    the Rights of the Child.
  • Almost every country has agreed to these rights.
  • All the rights are connected to each other.
  • All are equally important.

Sometimes, we have to think about rights in terms of what is the best for children in a situation, and what is critical to life and protection from harm.

  • As you grow, you have more responsibility to make choices and exercise your rights.

 Article 1
Everyone under 18 has these rights.

 Article 2
All children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.

 Article 3
All adults should do what is best for you. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children.

 Article 4
The government has a responsibility to make sure your rights are protected. They must help your family to protect your rights and create an environment where you can grow and reach your potential.

 Article 5
Your family has the responsibility to help you learn to exercise your rights, and to ensure that your rights are protected.

 Article 6
You have the right to be alive.

 Article 7
You have the right to a name, and this should be officially recognized by the government. You have the right to a nationality (to belong to a country).

 Article 8
You have the right to an identity – an official record of who you are. No one should take this away from you.

 Article 9
You have the right to live with your parent(s), unless it is bad for you. You have the right to live with a family who cares for you.

 Article 10
If you live in a different country than your parents do, you have the right to be together in the same place.

Article 11
You have the right to be protected from kidnapping.

Article 12
You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.

Article 13
You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.

Article 14
You have the right to choose your own religion and beliefs. Your parents should help you decide what is right and wrong, and what is best for you.

Article 15
You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn't harmful to others.

Article 16
You have the right to privacy.

Article 17
You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being, from radio, newspaper, books, computers and other sources.
Adults should make sure that the information you are getting is not harmful, and help you find and understand the information you need.

Article 18
You have the right to be raised by your parent(s) if possible.

Article 19
You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or mind.

Article 20
You have the right to special care and help if you cannot live with your parents.

Article 21
You have the right to care and protection if you are adopted or in foster care.

Article 22
You have the right to special protection and help if you are a refugee (if you have been forced to leave your home and live in another country), as well as all the rights in this Convention.

Article 23
You have the right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as all the rights in this Convention, so that you can live a full life.

Article 24
You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.

Article 25
If you live in care or in other situations away from home, you have the right to have these living arrangements looked at regularly to see if they are the most appropriate.

Article 26
You have the right to help from the government if you are poor or in need.

Article 27
You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can't do many of the things other kids can do.

Article 28
You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.

Article 29
Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Article 30
You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.

Article 31
You have the right to play and rest.

Article 32
You have the right to protection from work that harms you, and is bad for your health and education. If you work, you have the right to be safe and paid fairly.

Article 33
You have the right to protection from harmful drugs and from the drug trade.

Article 34
You have the right to be free from sexual abuse.

Article 35
No one is allowed to kidnap or sell you.

Article 36
You have the right to protection from any kind of exploitation (being taken advantage of).

Article 37
No one is allowed to punish you in a cruel or harmful way.

Article 38
You have the right to protection and freedom from war. Children under 15 cannot be forced to go into the army or take part in war.

Article 39
You have the right to help if you've been hurt, neglected or badly treated.

Article 40
You have the right to legal help and fair treatment in the justice system that respects your rights.

Article 41
If the laws of your country provide better protection of your rights than the articles in this Convention, those laws should apply.

Article 42
You have the right to know your rights! Adults should know about these rights and help you learn about them, too.

Articles 43-54
These articles explain how governments and international organizations like UNICEF will work to ensure children are protected with their rights.

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