World Children’s Day Means Nothing for Children in Iran Who Enjoy Zero Rights

World Children’s Day Means Nothing for Children in Iran Who Enjoy Zero Rights

Published by on November 24, 2020

International Liberty Association: The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989, to underline the importance of recognition of the rights of children.
This international convention lists the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children which need to be recognized. The states parties to this convention are obliged to observe and implement the articles of this convention.

Since children do not have the power to defend themselves, every country must protect their children through special legislations and administrative policies. Children are the assets of every country who build its future. So, they must receive education and enjoy the opportunity to display their talents.

A comparison of the situation of children in Iran with international standards and universally recognized rights of children sheds light on the deplorable conditions of Iranian children.

The measures adopted by the Iranian government since its inception left no doubts that it does not respect the rights of children. Among them were sending tens of thousands of children to the warfronts, sanctioning forced and early marriages of girls, as well as torture and execution of hundreds of children under the age of 18.

ILA: The authorities of the ruling state in Iran are silent and fail to take any action to alleviate the pains and suffering of an army of child labourers, street children and child porters, millions of children left out of school, millions of addicted children, orphans, and sold out children.

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