A child should and does have legal and moral rights

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A child should and does have legal and moral rights but these are not necessarily the same rights as those of adults. The rights in the UNCRC are intended to be applied to all children in the world. Although the UNCRC does not provide children with recourse to legal remedy from rights violations, the African Charter on the Rights of Welfare of the Child does. Global Childhood Childhood has some universal features such as physical immaturity of children and their dependence on adults to meet their basic survival needs. Increasingly, childhood is being regulated by international laws and governments especially the UNCRC. International NGOs are exposing young children in the global “South” to ideas about childhood that are common in wealthy countries of the “North”. Children themselves are living more global lives, whether transnational, multi-racial communities in cities or as migrants Children’s use of the internet and social media is increasingly one of the global experiences of childhood A Life Like Mine 210 million children from ages 5-14 work jobs and half of them work in dangerous jobs 300 000 child soldiers fighting at any one time on earth 6 billion people were on earth when this book was published 40 000 children under 5 die each day on earth 2 billion people on earth are under 18 3

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