INHO believes in recognizing and protecting the rights of every child (e.g., right to education, right to be protected from any type of harm). Our organization endorses the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), a document that outlines the civil, economic, social, and cultural rights that every child has and that must be realized for children to develop to their full potential. See a plain language version of this rights document here.
The UNCRC is a guiding framework for all INHO activities. That is, our activities respect children’s rights and are designed with children/youth’s best interests in mind (what is best for children/youth, what is needed to protect them from harm).
INHO staff as well as those who attend INHO activities receive information about children’s rights. Providing child’s rights education (e.g., the right every child has to protection from violence, sexual exploitation etc), can help children learn about equality, respect, and tolerance for difference. It can also help them understand how they should be treated and how they should treat others.