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What is it?

28th September 2017 marked the 25th Anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.

In 2017, the Ombudsman for Children’s office marked this significant milestone by inviting everyone to get involved and to celebrate ‘Children Now, Rights Now’.

We wanted to create more awareness of children’s rights by revisiting the promise Ireland made to children and young people.

We encouraged all organisations who work with children to think about how they can make children’s rights real.

We hosted a launch event on the 28th of September where 200 young people engaged with 50 policy makers about what life is like in Ireland today and what children’s rights mean to them.