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.

Minority children

Across the world, children are discriminated against due to the fact that they form part of a minority group or community. When they belong to more than one minority group, this discrimination is heightened.

Indigenous children

Indigenous children face many challenges in asserting their fundamental rights, including poverty, discrimination and the endangerment of their culture. States must put in place special protection that takes into account their daily challenges, linked to the past of colonisation.

Disabled children

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.

Droits des fillesGirl’s rights

Girls have the right to enjoy their fundamental rights just as much as their male counterparts. However, reality paints a different picture.

LGBTQ Children

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.