FRA carries out research on the rights of the child regarding to justice, violence, discrimination, migration, participation and many other child rights fields. Here are some of the agency’s publications:
- Children with disabilities: targeted violence and hostility
This study looks at the rights of children with disabilities in Europe to identify different forms of violence that young people experience.
- Children and justice
This project, based on research with children and professionals, examines how children are treated within the justice system.
- Mapping child protection systems
This project will look at the different systems used in each EU Member State to protect children. This includes the laws, policies and the various national organisations responsible for protecting children, and how they work together.
- Guardianship for child victims of trafficking
This project, is developing guidance, together with the European Commission, on the role of guardians to enhance the protection of child victims of trafficking.
- Handbook on European data protection case law
Personal data should be protected as they can be easily misused. This publication explains how protection is ensured by under European law.
- Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration
The goal of this study is to raise awareness and knowledge amongst professionals of the human rights of migrants.
- Surveying lesbian, gay, bisex and transgender (LGBT) people and authorities
Verbal and physical violence are common experiences of LGBT people. If you want to find out how often discrimination and violence happen and what possible solutions are, take a look at this project.
- FRA survey on gender-based violence against women
Women are often victims of violence since their childhood. Children can also become victims when they witness violence which takes place at home.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most important international law on the rights of the child. To help you understand its 54 articles and main topics have a look at:
- The Convention on the Rights of the Child: Child-friendly resources
- This simplified version of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child by UNICEF
- Top 10 Cartoons for Children’s Rights
- Violence against children
Council of Europe
The Council of Europe is doing lots of work to help people to become aware of the rights of the child in different fields: justice, violence, disability, etc. A list of child-friendly material is available here:
Children’s rights are very important to the European Union. The EU works to improve the lives of many children and to protect vulnerable kids. You can learn more about your own rights through games, videos and cartoons from:
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