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Child Rights

Child Rights

Convention on Rights of Child : 1989

Convention on Rights of Child : 1989


Emphasises the importance of the family and the need to create an environment that is conducive to healthy growth and development of the child. It obligates the state to ensure that children get a fair and equitable deal in society.


It draws attention to four sets of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights:


Right to

Right to Survival , life, protection and social security


Participation, Development, Education and Adequate standard of living


Name and Nationality


Highest attainable standard of health & Nutrition


Access appropriate information


Let children live their life

Protection in case of armed conflict or emergency for the disabled children


Support for early childhood care and development


Leisure, recreation & cultural activities


Respect views of child


Freedom of expression, thought, conscience & religion


Freedom from exploitation, neglect, abuse and degrading treatment

UN efforts on child Rights

UN International Children's Emergency Fund ( UNICEF ) formed :1946


UN Declaration on Rights of child : 1959


International Labour Organization ( ILO ) sets minimum age of 18 for employing hazardous jobs : 1973


Declaration o. Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict : 1974


International Year of Child :1979


Guidlines for prevention of juvenile delinquency : 1990


Child Rights International Network ( CRIN ) formed : 1991

Rights of children under constitution of India

Rights of children under constitution of India:

Article 45:


Right to care and education upto the age of 6


Article 21 :


Right to free and compulsory education between 6-14 years of age


Article 23 :


Right to protection from being trafficked or forced bonded labour


Article 24:


Right against any hazardeous employment upto the age of 14


Article 39


Right to protection against forced occupation not suitable to their age due to their economic necessity, and right to protection of childhood.


Child Line 1098

National Office

  • 022-68251098
  • B-1101, 11th Floor, Ratan Central,
    Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road,
    Parel East,
    Mumbai 400012, Maharashtra.

Regional Office

  • 022-61189800
  • 10 A,
    Thakkar Industrial Estate,
    N.M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel East,
    Mumbai 400013.

Regional Office

  • 011-2321 8807 / 2321 8948
  • SPWD BUILDING,
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    New Delhi -110002.

Regional Office

  • 044-23742098/ 044- 23743098
  • D.No: 71,
    2nd Floor, Harini's building,
    Nelson Manickam Road,
    AminjiKarai Chennai- 600 029,
    Tamil Nadu.

Regional Office

  • 033-4065 6086
  • AB 15, Sector - 1, Salt Lake, Near PNB, Kolkata 64, West Bengal