Children’s rights discussed at workshop for Indian girls

Girls' education

As Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14 in India, I thought it would be a great idea to mark the day by organising a two-hour workshop with various activities with the girls of Girls’ Club in Matti.

The workshop started with a PowerPoint presentation with a brief history of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the purpose of the treaty.

Following the presentation, the girls discussed what it means to have rights and the challenges children face around the world, with the primary focus on education and child marriage in India.

During the discussion, one of the girls mentioned that poverty can be seen as a crucial factor to why girls get married at a young age and miss out on school.

After the discussion the girls were told to answer three questions which they wrote on a sheet of paper. These were the questions: 

1. What do every child deserve in life?
2. What kind of issues do girls face in India?
3. What is your biggest dream?

To conclude the workshop the girls made a short video to wish everyone Happy Children’s Day.

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