The minister has made these statements at the event organized on the occasion of the Universal Day of Children's Rights, which is celebrated next Wednesday and this year also coincides with the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Carcedo has stressed that from the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare there is a commitment that children "have adequate medical care and food, sufficient physical exercise and remind you to be responsible consumers and it is important and positive to have friends different because it’s very enriching. "
Protection against violence
The minister has emphasized a particularly worrying issue, the violence suffered by children and adolescents both at home and at school. "He Committee on the Rights of the Child has recommended to Spain to speed up the adoption of legislation that guarantees integral protection and ensures its application at all levels
In this sense, María Luisa Carcedo has announced that "after hard work, which has lasted for a year, the Organic Law of Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents against Violence is ready":
In addition, the minister has drawn attention to the campaign that is spreading these days, both through social networks and television, under the slogan "Grow without violence to live without fear."
Carcedo has not wanted to pass on, on such an important day, the message that "all adults, children and adolescents should always avoid others feeling harassed, teasing or insulting or criticizing them."
What are the rights of children?
The minister reminded children that since they were born they have a specific set of rights, that adults have a responsibility to ensure that they are respected and the rulers that they are effectively fulfilled. They are included in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was approved in 1989, and which Carcedo has listed:
1. The right to equality, without distinction of race, religion or nationality
2. The right to have special protection for physical, mental and social development
3. The right to a name and a nationality
4. The right to adequate food, housing and medical care.
5. The right to special treatment if they suffer from any mental or physical disability.
6. The right to love of parents and society.
7. The right to recreational activities and free education.
8. The right to be among the first to receive help in any circumstance.
9. The right to protection against any form of abandonment and exploitation.
10. The right to be raised with a spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship between peoples and universal brotherhood.