Children, Youth & Young Adults

Safeguarding the Rights of Our Future Generations

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LIVE is committed to helping all children, youth and young adults achieve their full potential- by ensuring they grow up healthy, receive a good education, stay safe, and thrive with a bright future. .

Many children across Australia are denied their rights, simply because of who they are, or where they are from, or simply because they are dependent and vulnerable.  We know that to ensure every child has the chance for a future, their rights must be upheld.

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Rights of the Child - A Brief History

The Convention on the Rights of the Child ('CRC') is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history...

Following the aftermath of the world wars of the 20th century and their destructive impact on children, the United Nations (UN) decided that the human rights of children required special focus and protections..

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What Do these Rights Mean? A Closer Look-

The human rights of every person under 18 years old is the focus of these rights.

The main international human right treaty is called  the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which Australia ratified and so came into force in December 1990.

Central to the CRC  is that every person under 18 years of age has basic civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. These include:

  1. The right to life
  2. The right to his or her own name and identity
  3. The right to be protected from abuse or explotation.
  4. The right to an education
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Celebrate World Youth Day - August 12, 2022

International Youth Day, August 12 2022 - A day for reflection, but also a day for taking action - so get involved

The theme of International Youth day 2022 is “T
ransforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation For Human And Planetary Health “, focusing on the issue and highlighting that no effort could be successful without the participation of youth.

International Youth Day was created by the UN to help draw awareness to the issues our youth face as we strive to find solutions.


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Celebrate #World Children's Day - November 20

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated annually on 20th November. The goal of Universal Children’s Day is to improve child welfare worldwide, promote and celebrate children’s rights and advance togetherness and awareness amongst children. 

Initially launched in 1954, Universal Children’s Day has seen some milestone events in the field of child welfare. The date marks the anniversary of the dates when the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and Convention of Children’s Rights. 

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