Join in as we celebrate Human Rights Week

News 8 December 2021

As part of Human Rights Week 2021 (3–10), the Commission for Children and Young People is asking you to test your knowledge of children and young people’s rights in Victoria.  

International Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

During Human Rights Week, we invite all Victorians to engage in activities and start and continue conversations about human rights.

Today’s action

To do now (5 minutes):

  • Watch our Instagram stories to test how much you know about children and young people’s rights in Victoria. They are also available on this page, and on Facebook and Twitter.

To do this week:

  • EXPLORE Victoria’s new Child Safe Standards (15 minutes) and the:
    • organisational responsibilities to empower children and young people about their rights diverse and unique identities
    • focus on the experiences of Aboriginal children and young people, ensuring they are respected and valued.
  • READ more about the Raise the Age Campaign: Children as young as 10 can arrested and put in detention (5 minutes)
  • LEARN about the 42 rights in the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (10 minutes)

Today’s action is part of a week of action for human rights together with:

  • Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
  • Disability Services Commissioner
  • Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities
  • Commissioner for Senior Victorians
  • Victorian Disability Worker Commission
  • Victorian Multicultural Commission.