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Children’s Voices

Together with children and young persons we write, record, create, advocate, talk and question in order to make their voices heard so that each one of them gets an equal opportunity in life.

The Game ‘Get It Right!’

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child the UNICEF Office for Croatia launched the computer game ‘Get It Right!’ The Game ‘Get It Right!’.

This is the first game that can be played by blind and visually impaired persons!

Among the first to play the game with their children were the UNICEF goodwill ambassadors Maja Vučić and Bojana Gregorić Vejzović and players of the ice hockey club Medveščak.

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Children’s Rights Festival

The Children’s Rights Festival has been organised since 2009, with the support of the UNICEF Office for Croatia, the Office of the Ombudsperson for Children, and the Croatian Film Association.

The Festival and its programme celebrate and promote children’s creativity, but also the work of adult authors focused on the promotion of child rights. All programmes are free of charge and the festival is entirely inclusive: the films shown are adapted for visually and hearing impaired persons.

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Child rights through films made by children - Children's Rights Festival

#Imagine

CroMUSIC and the UNICEF Office for Croatia gathered musicians, sports personalities and children to jointly sing their own version of the John Lennon song #IMAGINE and thus joined the global initiative, which was launched by UNICEF to mark the occasion of 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Jelena Radan, Bojan Jambrošić, Ivana Marić, the band Meritas, Luka Nižetić, comedians from the Laughter Studio, the UNICEF national ambassador Maja Vučić, singers Dino Jelusić, Ivana Picek and the ice hockey club Medveščak players Mark Popovic and Mark Owuya, Mario Petreković and Saša Lozar, and members of the association of students of medicine CroMSIC along with UNICEF staff and children participated in recording the song Imagine and the accompanying video.

The Blog Voices of Youth

Have you ever wondered where the young people who care are? Voices of Youth proves that young people change the world every day and this can be very exciting. Voices of Youth brings fresh views and stories written and recorded by the best international bloggers.

If you want to write about the most important global issues, improve your blogging skills and cooperate with bloggers from all over the world then just apply!

Posters on the Rights of Children and Youth

Ambassadors of Children’s Rights

The voices of those who are deprived of their rights and messages about the importance of respecting children’s rights are spread by musicians, sports personalities and other UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors. All over the world they help ensure the rights of children belonging to most vulnerable groups. Among them are David Beckham, Katy Perry, Leo Messi, Novak Đoković and Shakira.

  • David Beckham David Beckham
  • Katy Perry Katy Perry
  • Shakira Shakira
  • Novak Đoković Novak Đoković
  • Selena Gomez Selena Gomez
  • Orlando Bloom Orlando Bloom

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Convention on the Rights of the Child

Should all children and youth have the right to attend school, spend free time with their friends, visit a doctor when they are ill and be protected from violence? Yes, they should! But are these rights guaranteed to all?

Where children are born, what their ethnic or religious background is, what sex they are, how much their family earns, whether they have any developmental difficulties, if they live in a village or in a town are all factors that determine how children live and what rights are guaranteed to them.

All children are born with the freedoms and rights that belong to all human beings.

When on 20 November 1989 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the international document that recognises children’s rights in the whole world, the world made a promise that all children will be ensured equal rights.

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