×
You seem to have had an issue loading this page or you have javascript disabled, which may cause problems while using Change.org. To avoid any further inconvenience, please enable javascript in your browser and refresh this page.
Ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Petitioned Congress/Obama Administration

This petition was delivered to:

Congress/Obama Administration
U.S. Senate Member
Barbara Boxer

Ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

    1. Michael Pratt
    2. Petition by

      Michael Pratt

      Washington DC, DC

      Children are the future of this country. They are abused, sexually and mentally every single day all over the world. They were being violated day after day and deprived of their childhood. These children are our future. Luckily, the United Nations started this treaty with 54 articles, protecting children's rights in November of 1989. William "Bill" Clinton had already signed this treaty and all we needed was to ratify it. (Unicef.com/crc) It's been about 19 years since then and nothing has happened. We understand with the economy and all we must focus on these problems but we have to be the change we want to see. So sign this petition and urge congress to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It will reduce the abuse and many problems including dropping out of High School. Human rights  all age groups; children have the same general human rights as adults. But children are particularly vulnerable and so they also have particular rights that recognize their special need for protection. (unicef uncrc website) It is very ridiculous that the US hasn't done this. We are supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave yet the children don't have these great rights. So sign this petition for the future of America. You have to be the change you want to see. You have to care about the children. And you have to sign this pettition to get something done.

We also created a website: http://usmustsignuncrc.wix.com/signuncrc
 Please visit it for more information about our cause

The articles are straight foward and check many children's rights specifically. Here they are:

Article 1

Everyone under 18 has these rights

Article 2

You have the right to protection against discrimination

Article 3

Adults should do what’s best for you

Article 4

You have the right to have your rights made a reality by government

Article 5

You have the right to be given guidance by your parents and family

Article 6

You have the right to life

Article 7

You have the right to have a name and a nationality

Article 8

You have the right to have an identity

Article 9

You have the right to live with your parents unless it is bad for you

Article 10

If you and your parents are living in different countries, you have the right to get back together and live in the same place

Article 11

You should not be kidnapped

Article 12

You have the right to an opinion and for it to be listened to and taken seriously

Article 13

You have the right to find out things and say what you think, through making art, speaking and writing unless it breaks the rights of others

Article 14

You have the right to think what you like and be whatever religion you want to be with your parents guidance

Article 15

You have the right to be with friends and join or set up clubs, unless this breaks the rights of others

Article 16

You have the right to a private life, i.e. you can keep a diary that other people are not allowed to see

Article 17

You have the right to collect information from the media

Article 18

You have the right to be brought up by your parents if possible

Article 19

You have the right to be protected from being hurt or badly treated

Article 20

You have the right to special protection and help if you can’t live with your parents

Article 21

You have the right to have the best care for you if you are adopted or living in foster care

Article 22

You have the right to special protection and help if you are a refugee

Article 23

If you are disabled, either mentally or physically, you have the right to special care and education

Article 24

You have the right to the best health possible and to medical care and information

Article 25

You have the right to have your living arrangements checked regularly if you are living away from home

Article 26

You have the right to help from the government if you are poor or in need

Article 27

You have the right to have a good enough standard of living

Article 28

You have the right to education

Article 29

You have the right to education which develops your personality, respect for other’s rights and the environment

Article 30

If you come from a minority group you have the right to enjoy your own culture, practice your own religion and use your own language

Article 31

You have the right to play and relax by doing things like sport, music and drama

Article 32

You have the right to protection from work which is bad for your health or education

Article 33

You have the right to be protected from dangerous drugs

Article 34

You have the right to be protected from sexual abuse

Article 35

No one is allowed to kidnap you or sell you

Article 36

You have the right to protection from any other kind of exploitation

Article 37

You have the right not to be punished in a cruel or hurtful way

Article 38

You have the right to protection in times of war. If under 15 you should never have to be in the army or a battle

Article 39

You have the right to help if you have been hurt, neglected or badly treated

Article 40

You have the right to help in defending yourself if you are accused of breaking the law

Article 41

You have the right to any rights in laws in your country or internationally that give you better rights than these

Article 42

All adults and children should know about this convention

Articles 43 - 54 are about how governments and international organisations will work to give children their rights.

  As you see there are many of these rights that are violated in the United States. Children need to be protected and if you sign this then congress may change their minds on ratifying the UNCRC. Your signiture could make a difference.

 

 

To:
Congress/Obama Administration
Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senate Member
We are hoping for the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We have been trying to get the people's attention and are trying to have the UNCRC ratified. The US Senate is in charge of ratification and since you are the Senator in charge of human rights, we hope to get your support so you may help in our case

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. Bibliography

      Michael Pratt
      Petition Organizer

      Bibliographies

      

      rights, ensuring children's, undertake all actions, and policies in the light of the best interests of the child.. "UNICEF - Convention on the Rights of the Child - ." UNICEF - UNICEF Home. UNICEF, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013. <http://www.unicef.org/crc/>.

      

      

      "United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) - Children and young people." Home - Welcome. Crown copyright2013, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013. <http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/healthandwellbeing/b0074766/uncrc>

      

      "Convention on the Rights of the Child." Welcome to the United Nations: It's Your World. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013. <http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/treaties/child.asp>

      UNICEF - Convention on the Rights of the Child -

      UNICEF's mission is to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided in doing this by the provisions and principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    3. UNCRC

      Michael Pratt
      Petition Organizer

      Here are the articles:
      Article 1
      Everyone under 18 years of age has all the rights in this Convention.
      Article 2
      The Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say and whatever type of family they come from.
      Article 3
      All organisations concerned with children should work towards what is best for each child.
      Article 4
      Governments should make these rights available to children.
      Article 5
      Governments should respect the rights and responsibilities of families to direct and guide their children so that, as they grow, they learn to use their rights properly.
      Article 6
      All children have the right of life. Governments should ensure that children survive and develop healthily.
      Article 7
      All children have the right to a legally registered name, the right to a nationality and the right to know and, as far as possible, to be cared for by their parents.
      Article 8
      Governments should respect children’s right to a name, a nationality and family ties

    4. Reached 10 signatures
    5. New Website!!!

      Michael Pratt
      Petition Organizer

      We are creating a new website that will be done very soon. I'll Keep you posted!

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

      • about 1 year ago

      because i am a child and i know that of us need help

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Erik Skooglund WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 1 year ago

      All children have the right to a chance to be free and happy. :-)

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Keval Welch WASHINGTON DC, DC
      • about 1 year ago

      Children are nice

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Muhammad Mohsin WASHINGTON DC, DC
      • about 1 year ago

      I love children

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Allee Williams WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 1 year ago

      Every child deserves their right and are not property.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.