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We the concern global citizen STRIVE FOR the following universal rights for children

Homa Arjomand

www.nosharia.ca

July 21, 2012

Re-dated April

Children’s rights must be put at the centre of universe

Achievement of gender- neutral is a big step towards equality between men and women

The Swedish society is aiming to change its perspective with respect to genders of the child. It is trying to give whole spectrum of life to all children irrespective of the child’s gender. According to report given by The World Economic Forum which is an independent international organization, Sweden has one of the highest levels of gender equality in the world. In the Global Gender Gap Report 2010, Sweden is said to be one of the world leaders in equality. The report, focused in four areas: economics, politics, education and health.

Let’s see what made Sweden so especial in this regard. Focusing on Fundamental Values such as makingsure that education in the schools are non-denominational,

  • Education in the school shall be non-denominational

  • All school activity shall be carried out in accordance with fundamental democratic values that each and everyone in the school will respect and upkeep.

  • The school has the important task of imparting. The inviolability of human life, individual freedom and integrity, the equal value of all people, equality between men and woman, and solidarity with the weak and valuable. These are all values that the school should impart to the pupils

Where the society needs to achieve a more progressive way to treat them equally right from the moment they are born.

To ensure rights of each child, the society is responsible to drop discrimination of any kind irrespective of the child’s parent’s or legal guardian’s race, color, sex, language, religion, national, ethnic or social origin.

The rights of the child are universal.

A well-developed welfare system makes it easier for both sexes to balance their work and family life.

We concern global citizen STRIVE FOR:

-The improvement of all the children’s material and intellectual conditions of life,

-The children’s well-being and free development to be secured,

-Any violence, mental or physical, against children to be stopped,

The safety, well-being, and education of all children to be secured according to the latest world standards,


The International Campaign for one Secular School System is:

A non-governmental, not-for-profit, campaign based on voluntary work that acts as an international campaign defending the rights of the child.

Pressures the governments and institutions concerned with children’s affairs; organizes social campaigns; enlightens and mobilizes the public opinion.

A watch Campaign for children’s conditions on a world scale that attempts to alert and mobilize the public with regard to

a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years

Children’s rights must be put at the centre of univers


  • Right to have a standard of living adequate for a child's intellectual, physical, moral, and spiritual development, including adequate food, shelter and clothing.

  • Right to freedom from discrimination based on age, gender, race, color, language, religion, nationality, ethnicity, or any other status, or on the status of the child's parents

  • Right to have a healthy and safe environment

  • Right to protection from economic and sexual exploitation.

  • Right to protection from neglect and all types of physical or mental abuse

  • Tight of the child to express an opinion about plans or decisions affecting his or her life

  • The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child's choice.


Governments' Obligations towards the right of the child

  • States recognize that every child has the inherent right to life

  • State must ensure that the child is registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name, and. as far as possible, and the right to know and be cared for by his or her parents.

  • State must ensure rights to each child without discrimination of any kind, irrespective of the child's or his or her parent's or legal guardian's race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status.

  • States recognize the right of the child to the highest attainable standard of health

  • States ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to health care services

  • States shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that the child is protected against all forms of discrimination or punishment on the basis of the status, activities, expressed opinions, or beliefs of the child's parents, legal guardians, or family members

  • States shall diminish infant and child mortality

  • States shall take all effective measures to abolishing traditional practices prejudicial to the health of children

  • States recognize the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development

  • States recognize the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child's education, or to be harmful to the child's health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development

  • States Parties undertake to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

  • Sentence to prison shall not be imposed for crimes committed by persons below eighteen years of age

  • Every child shall have, without any discrimination as to race, color, sex, language, religion, national or social origin, property or birth, the right to such measures of protection as are required by his status as a minor,

  • To ensure the effective abolition of child labor and to raise progressively the minimum age for admission to employment or work to a level consistent with the fullest physical and mental development of young persons.... The minimum age ... shall not be less than the age of completion of compulsory schooling and, in any case, shall not be less than 18 years,

  • States shall ensure that a child shall not be separated from his or her parents against their will, except when competent authorities subject to judicial review determine, in accordance with applicable law and procedures, that such separation is necessary for the best interests of the child Such determination may be necessary in a particular case such as one involving abuse or neglect of the child by the parents, or one where the parents are living separately and a decision must be made as to the child's place of residence.

  • States shall render appropriate assistance to parents and legal guardians in the performance of their child-rearing responsibilities and shall ensure the development of institutions, facilities and services for the care of children

  • States shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care of the child..

  • States shall take appropriate measures to ensure that a child who is seeking refugee status or who is considered a refugee in accordance with applicable international or domestic law and procedures shall, whether unaccompanied or accompanied by his or her parents or by any other person, receive appropriate protection and humanitarian assistance in the enjoyment of applicable rights set forth in the present Convention and in other international human rights or humanitarian instruments to which the said States are Parties.

  • States shall refrain from recruiting any person who has not attained the age of 18 years into their armed forces

Children and Health and Nutrition

  • States recognize the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. States shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services

  • State must diminish infant and child mortality

  • State must ensure appropriate pre-natal and post-natal health care for mothers

  • State must ensure that all segments of society, in particular parents and children, are informed, have access to education and are supported in the use of basic knowledge of child health and nutrition, the advantages of breastfeeding, hygiene and environmental sanitation and the prevention of accidents;


CHILDREN and DRIVING

  • All persons above the age of 15 can obtain a learning permit for driving.

  • All persons above the age of 16 can receive unrestricted driver's licenses


CHILDREN AND THEIR SEXUAL RELATION

  • Religious marriages should be demolished

  • minimum age of marriage is 18 years old

  • The inducement or coercion of a child to engage in any sexual activity is considered as a crime

  • State must prevent the exploitative use of children in prostitution or other sexual practices

  • State must prevent the exploitative use of children in pornographic performances and materials.

  • Prevent the abduction of, the sale of or traffic in children for any purpose or in any form.


Children and Work

  • Children under the age of 18 are not authorized to work

Children and Crime

  • No child shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

  • No child shall be subjected to capital punishment nor imprisonment

  • No child shall be deprived of his or her liberty


CHILDREN AND EDUCATION

  • All children must attend school from Kindergarden to the 12th grade of school

  • All residents must complete at least this much education.

  • All colleges and universities should be free of charge. in which all persons are allowed to enter regardless of religious belief, gender, sexual orientation, financial status, or political affiliation

  • Schools cannot teach religion, all schools must be subject to regular inspection by the Department of Education.

  • there can be no religious schools

  • Churches, Mosques, Temples, Synagogues, or other religious bodies cannot establish their own schools for under age of 18, religion can be taught as a subject.

  • Global citizenship is encouraged throughout and social responsibility is also a key point of the national education curriculum.

  • From an early age, all students must be involved in either music, painting, sculpture, art metal, drama, and/or sport


Fundamental Values

  • Education in the school shall be non-denominational

  • All school activity shall be carried out in accordance with fundamental democratic values that each and everyone in the school will respect and upkeep.

  • The school has the important task of imparting. The inviolability of human life, individual freedom and integrity, the equal value of all people, equality between men and woman, and solidarity with the weak and valuable. These are all values that the school should impart to the pupils


Social Protection and Social Services

Disability rights

  • States Parties recognize that a mentally or physically disabled child should enjoy a full and decent life, in conditions which ensure dignity, promote self-reliance and facilitate the child's active participation in the community

  • The following measures have potential to impact the lives of disabilities in areas such as health care, education, transportation, community services, employment, rehabilitation, income, accessibility and disability programs

  • Modifying the purpose of the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program to include building a community-based system of family-centered, coordinated and competent services

  • Authorizing special parking privileges for vehicles displaying a disabled veterans license plate with the international accessibility symbol; authorizing issuance of such license plate

  • Recreating the Long-Term Care Facility

  • Providing immunity from civil liability for medical care or treatment by use of automated external defibrillator for prescribing physicians,

  • Creating a Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance and Support Services Act; providing for assistance for families with a Medicaid-eligible member who requires long-term support services, wants to live in the community and wants to choose their own care and supports.

  • Allowing cities and towns to adopt ordinances for use of motor bikes, scooters and motorized skateboards on the streets, sidewalks and in public areas.

  • Prohibiting execution of persons with severe developmental disability; providing procedure to be followed by a jury; establishing procedures to be followed.

  • employees; disability: Providing a definition for “in line of duty disability”; setting the amount of benefits

  • Schools for the blind and deaf:










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