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What does this mean?
It’s your right to know your rights.
Every child has 42 rights.
Your parents should especially help you learn about and understand your rights.
EXAMPLE: In SPHE and Religion, you learn about your rights and responsibilities.
Learn more about this right
- Under article 42 of the UNCRC, it’s your right to know your rights. Adults should know about these rights and help you learn about them, too.
- In SPHE and in Religion class, you learn about your rights.
- There are websites like www.itsyourright.ie and www.citizeninformation.ie which tell you about your rights.
- It is one of the jobs of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office to make sure that children in Ireland know about their rights.
- Visiting the OCO – Find out how you can visit the Ombudsman for Children’s Office with your class to take part in a workshop about children’s rights
- Express Yourself – Express Yourself! is a project by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission that encourages young people to get involved in promoting human rights and equality in Ireland.
- Young Social Innovators – Children’s rights are among the issues that young people have worked on through Young Social Innovators.