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UK Edition. US Edition. Log in using your social network account. Please enter a valid password. Keep me logged in. Try Independent Premium free for 1 month See the options. Getty Images. You can form your own view. Subscribe now. Shape Created with Sketch. At just 11 years old, Marley Dias gained international attention in after becoming frustrated with the lack of diversity in her school curriculum.
What followed was a viral social media campaign, blackgirlbooks, calling for titles featuring black girls as protagonists to be donated. Nearly 4, books were donated, and Dias now tackles prejudice and advocates for diversity in literature. Rina Sawayama came in a blaze of neon and sci-fi coolness in early when she released the single 'Where U Are', which explored how humans interact with digital media. Since then, the singer and model from north London has been a trailblazer for intersectional feminism.
A quick look at her Instagram account rinasonline will reveal a confident woman who is not afraid to voice her opinions to her , followers. At only 24 years old, Eggerue came to prominence with her viral social media campaign SaggyBoobsMatter.
Women of all ages and shapes use the hashtag to show pride in themselves, as a result of the body positivity Eggerue championed. Her blog, The Slumflower, also discusses sexism, feminism and racism. However, Scarlett Curtis is a trail-blazing feminist in other ways too.
Also known as the mother of the MeToo movement, Tarana Burke is an American social activist who is largely responsible for the international movement against sexual harassment that went viral in October The hashtag gained traction after actress Alyssa Milano encouraged victims of harassment to tweet the phrase. The call-out followed sexual abuse allegations against disgraced film producter Harvey Weinstein and has been used at least 19 million times on social media. Burke is a life-long activist for victims of sexual assault and harassment and continues to campaign such issues on social media.
She has single-handedly changed the conversation on sexual violence. Tired of being unable to walk down the street without being constantly catcalled by men, activist Sophie Sandberg took to Instagram to expose an epidemic rife in society. Armed with multi-coloured chalk, she began documenting the horrific words that had been said to her all over New York in late Talking to the BBC about the project she stated: 'By writing [catcalls] in the same place that it happened, I hope the words may remember and think "Oh those were my words".
Over the years, the Mancunian has amassed over , subscribers. The vlogger is also a champion for body positivity her most viewed video with over 8 million views is about the struggles of large boobs and invisible illnesses — as she herself suffers from ulcerative colitis and proudly wears a stoma. Kailash Satyarthi have reminded us all of the need to keep on advancing in providing opportunities that has an important effect on all children.
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It has been 30 years now since he started his movement. On the other hand, when one thinks of Ms. In , when she was just 11, she wrote to BBC about the norm of banning female education under the Taliban regime in the Swat Valley her hometown. Her article gained tremendous momentum worldwide. She started her fight for the education of girls at that small age and began to speak publicly and to the press, which caused her and her family receive constant death threats.
Kailash Satyarthi. Malala Yousafzai. Are they not our children? If yes, can we leave them to fend for themselves- defenseless, without care, devoid of any right and privileges? Are not WE, the society men and women responsible for introducing them to world? Then, why such apathy? Is it not a crime? Does it not stir our conscience and provoke us to safeguard our children's well being- according appropriate status? Child rights and its accordance is the pillar for nation building, a brighter tomorrow. The addition of the Right to Education RTE in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in was the beginning of a remarkable expansion of educational opportunities around the world.
The same got enforced on April 1st As per the act, education is a fundamental right of every child who is between 6 and 14 years old. The act also states that until the completion of elementary education, no child shall be held back, expelled or required to pass a board examination. There is also a provision for special training of school drop-outs to bring them up to par with students of the same age. As a charity for child rights, Smile Foundation has been providing education to marginalized children in poor rural and urban communities in 25 states of the country.
Its flagship programme - Mission Education exemplifies the global struggle for universal education. The programme has succeeded in bringing more than , children to school since its start in the year Underprivileged kids lag at all stages of education. For the millions of underprivileged people in India, education is a high-priced luxury, and this negative outlook continues on with every new generation. With its development interventions that are focused on social welfare of children, Smile Foundation has raised those expectations among the hardest-to-reach children.
Recent mark-sheets of the students in all ME centres has shown Smile Foundation primary school students outperforming their peers, with a very high passing rate. Smile Foundation is a children charity that has been working for children welfare since its inception. All Rights Reserved. Share this page with your friends and spread the smiles further!
Children should not be separated from their parents unless it is for their own good for example if a parent is mistreating or neglecting a child. Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents, unless this might harm the child. Families who live in different countries should be allowed to move between those countries so that parents and children can stay in contact, or get back together as a family.
Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account. Children have the right to get and to share information, as long as the information is not damaging to them or to others. Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Parents should guide their children on these matters.
Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. Children have a right to privacy. The law should protect them from attacks against their way of life, their good name, their families and their homes.
Children have the right to reliable information from the mass media. Television, radio, and newspapers should provide information that children can understand, and should not promote materials that could harm children.
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Both parents share responsibility for bringing up their children, and should always consider what is best for each child. Governments should help parents by providing services to support them, especially if both parents work outside the home. Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for, and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.