Children as Human Rights Defenders
This is a project we are working in partnership with The Childrens Parliment and East Lothian Council.
This project is all about making young people aware of thier rights and how these ca be protected. It also looks at what support the children need to make sure the rights are a reality. The children involved are a mixture of the Fa side Young Defenders and Streets Ahead Tranent. This has involved the children visiting 6 different primary schools in Scotland and finding out what the other children needed in order to have their rights supported. With this information 5 giant shields were created by the children to show what the children need. The group also visited the United Nations in Geneva to help share the impact with delegates of the general day of discussion.