Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities

Innocenti Digest 13

Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities
  • Format
  • Date of Publication
    • 2007
  • Pages
    • 78
  • ISBN
    • 978-88-89129-60-9
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 431U
  • Publication Cost
    • $18.00
  • Language
    • English
  • Other languages


This Innocenti Digest on 'Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities' examines the situation of approximately 200 million children with disabilities around the world and identifies ways to support the realization of their rights. Children with disabilities constantly face barriers to the enjoyment of their rights and inclusion in society. But the tide is changing, as many countries have begun to reform their laws and structures in the past two decades to promote the participation of children with disabilities as full members of society. The Digest promotes such participation, and discusses all aspects of their development, including access to education, health services and rehabilitation, social and legal assistance, play and cultural activities, vocational and life-skills training. It focuses on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which, building on the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, opens a new era in securing the rights of children with disabilities.


Thematic area

Rights of the Child   / 


disabilities   /  disabled children   /  discrimination based on disability   /  right to appropriate standards of care   /  rights of disabled children   / 

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