Learning about children and human rights

Lisa Incledon speaking about children's human rights
Lisa Incledon speaking about the children's human rights network © Alison Dietz

At our May meeting we were very pleased to welcome Lisa Incledon who travelled down from London to speak to us about Amnesty's Children's Human Rights Network. We discussed the Rights of the Child from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and tried to rank them. It was difficult to prioritise one over another but we had a fruitful and thought-provoking discussion. Lisa went on to tell us about different parts of the world where particular problems have been identified. For example, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lisa told us that in 2014, 40,000 children were known to be working in the mines. In Malawi, children with albinism are frequently abducted and murdered because their bones are thought to have special powers and are used in witchcraft. It was a very interesting and informative meeting and were grateful to Lisa for coming down to speak to us.

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