About the need for today’s societies to take a definite stand for childhood.
All the rights of children have been outlined in an international treaty that obliges governments to respect them: the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is the most heavily ratified treaties in history, and the 195 countries that have ratified it must certify their accordance with it to the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
And yet there are questions about the good intentions behind the policy: all countries have ratified it and signed it (except the USA). Is it reasonable? Is it believable?
No one knows and no one’s doing anything to find out.
This essay attempts to analyze why society must unequivocally take a stand for childhood. It is a manifesto that brings to light the immense contradictions of our society when it comes to educating children.
A necessary essay that confronts us with the need to take a definitive stand for children.