The 2015 document “The Rights of Children” is a comprehensive speech focusing on the role of broadcast media in disseminating information and advocating for children’s rights. It emphasises the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and Nigeria’s commitment to this convention.
The document sets out the importance of government responsibility in implementing these rights and the significant role of the media in educating and informing the public about child rights. It also addresses the current challenges faced by children, including lack of education, health issues, and exploitation.
Some key points from the resource include:
● United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Emphasis on its adoption and implementation.
● Nigeria’s Ratification of Child Rights: The country’s legal commitment to child rights.
● Media’s Role in Advocacy: Broadcast media’s responsibility in promoting and educating about children’s rights.
● Challenges Faced by Children: Issues like lack of education, health concerns, and exploitation.
● Government Responsibility: The need for government action to protect and uphold children’s rights.
● Public Education and Awareness: Media’s role in raising awareness about these issues.
● Advocating for Policy Changes: Media’s influence in shaping policies related to children’s rights.