Denied rights – violet rights – rented rights
A Book to write together
A calling to the Freinet movements
The CA FIMEM has decided do print a book containing witness and documents on the rights violation concerning childhood in the different countries of the world
The Fimem asks to the all the members of the movement to collect and send all the necessary materials , especially witnesses voices of boys and girls , teenagers under the form
- of tales, and reflections (written directly from children / teens or transcribed by adults on the basis of oral testimonies)
- pictures (drawings or photos)
- scripts of interviews
- In the book could also be included, witnesses of adults (teachers, operators) on actions taken by the school or other institutions to “restore” the rights denied to children, girls, teenagers, and victims of violence .
Materials can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The book will be distributed during the Ridef, 2014, whose theme closely affects the rights of children.
Please send to email@example.com
Why a book about the rights denied?
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Children and the laws that, almost in all the countries of the world is ratified it, indicate as fundamental rights:
those ones related to survival, ie the rights
- not to be discriminated
- a proper registration and name
- to be in the care of parents, or in absence of them, of the State
- medical care
- to an adequate standard of living
- a full and dignified life even if disabled
- to rest, to free time and leisure.
Those ones linked, so to speak, to the “nationality”, ie
- the right to education
- to freedom of expression, of association, of information
- to live according to our own culture, religion, language
- to express opinions and be taken into account
Finally, the fundamental right
- protection against all forms of abandnoment, negligence, discrimination, violence, exploitation, enslavement.
As you can see that these guidelines are widely disregarded and how or not the Respect or not of the Rights of the Children has, in different countries of the world, different connotations.
It the rights of survival are violated dramatically in some countries of the world, the so-called “developing “ones, it is true that wherever the rights of citizenship are completely disregarded in situations, for example, where public education is lacking for low prevalence of quality or, where there is no space for boys, girls and adolescents in public life and there are, for them, adequate physical space to move around and meet independently and to enjoy cultural events, expressive and playful , in which it is denied access to information
Not to mention, finally, the infinite forms of lack of protection, ranging from violent exploitation and neglect the real, but to the less visible forms but more devasting of psychological and emotional abandonment which can precipitate many boys, girls and adolescents in solitude, outcast in psychological distress, or make them victims of violence or authors of violence.
Making visible these violations often invisible is the goal that the FIMEM aims to perceive with this book.