The right to non-discrimination is a complex and vital right at the cornerstone of the realization of human rights, and The International Convention on the Rights of the Child is pillared by its ideals.
The rights of children who are considered part of a minority are often violated, notably by acts of discrimination, racism, and non-recognition. Children of minorities face many barriers to enjoying and exercising their rights.
Around the world, there are 150 million children suffering from a disability, 80% of whom are living in developing countries. Most often, they don’t have access to appropriate care and are victims of discrimination.
Girls have the right to enjoy their fundamental rights just as much as their male counterparts. However, reality paints a different picture.
While non-discrimination is a widely recognized right of children, LGBTQ children and youth often face severe discrimination from their families, communities, and even the government.