That children are the citizens of tomorrow is not a debatable point. They have, therefore, a right to be educated, kept healthy, given care and affection and also justice and equality. Then only can they grow up into useful citizens of society.
Unfortunately, in most countries all over the world, there is a sad lacking of awareness of children’s rights and, even sadder, a complete absence (with some rare exceptions) of ensuring that the child is given his lawful rights.
An attempt has been made in this book to highlight what are the rights of the child, how he or she is deprived of them, and what exploitation takes place when children neither know their rights or can garner support to ensure that their rights are maintained. Areas that are of vital concern to the child, for example, education, health, social status and justice have been dealt with at length to enable the reader to be acquainted fully with the subject.
Thus, this book is useful for sociologists, educationists, teachers, researchers, child specialists and all those entrusted with the care and upbringing of children, including parents. They can benefit largely in not only understanding all about children’s rights but also ensure its implementation by the concerned authorities and themselves.