The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) today publishes its review of the representation of children’s rights and children’s equality in the national print media. In an audit of ten tabloid and broadsheet newspapers over a six month period, CRAE found that articles about children’s rights and equality made up only 1.8% of all articles about children. Sensationalist stories about children as victims were most likely to dominate news coverage of children.
CRAE is posting its packs for schools, electronically via this website, to provide them with ideas and resources for celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November. Since our article, published in the May edition of Ofsted News, over 60 schools have made specific email requests for packs, together with many other enquiries CRAE has had about them. The response has been very impressive considering that last week most schools were away on half term. We hope that many schools, colleges and services that work with children will be encouraged and inspired to mark Children’s Rights Day on 20 November as a day of special celebration for children.
The Report Right campaign, run by young activists at the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE), is exploring the impact so-called “naming and shaming” in the media has on children and young people. CRAE would like to make contact, through NGOs and solicitors, with children and young people (those aged 17 and under) that have been “named and shamed” in the local or national media and who would be willing to share their experiences with our young activists.
Support is steadily growing for the UK-wide coalition for incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) into UK law, with our newest members including Professor Geraldine Van Bueren, who helped to draft the Convention. On 2 June, CRAE’s legal director Katy Swaine will be speaking about CRC incorporation alongside Professor Van Bueren and Dragan Nastic of Unicef UK at a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Children, which will consider the CRC from an international perspective.
After publishing guidance earlier this year on how journalists can promote children's human rights and equality, CRAE celebrates the positive contribution that journalists can make to help bring about change in the way children's rights are perceived and enforced.< Previous 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526 Next >