Join us this Children’s Week

Children’s week is held annually on the fourth Wednesday of October. The Children’s Week Council of Australia strongly advocates for and promotes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The theme this year is based around article 15 which states:

‘Children have the right to meet with other children and young people and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.’

In total there are 54 articles in the Convention. One of the most basic human rights principles is the right to live free from the threat of violence. Article 19 of the UNCRC articulates this right for every child and obliges States Parties to take appropriate measures to protect the child from all forms of violence.

In recognition of the rights of the child and to support their safety, WorkUP Queensland is hosting an upcoming series, Supporting Safety: Children and young people in the gendered violence context in collaboration with Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research. You can register for these workshops here.

Being familiar with the UNCRC can support our work within the revised practice standards for the domestic and family violence sector. The revised practice standards are informed by theoretical frameworks of social justice, where we seek better outcomes for victims of violence, including children, and human rights approaches that encourage the knowing and claiming of rights.