ALLIANCE FOR

CHILDREN MAURITIUS

Alliance for Children Mauritius is an advocacy platform for Children Foundation where we advocate and fight for the rights of the child in the Republic of Mauritius. Being a member of Child Rights Connect Geneva – a non-profit network made up of more than 85 national, regional and international organizations, we remain actively involve in participating and responding to emerging challenges faced by the children’s community in Mauritius and around the world.

 

The Four basic principles underpinning children’s rights:

Non-discrimination

All children have the same right to develop their potential in all situations and at all times. For example, every child should have equal access to education regardless of the child’s gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, parentage, sexual orientation or other status

Best Interests of the Child

Must be “a primary consideration” in all actions and decisions concerning a child, and must be used to resolve conflicts between different rights. For example, when making national budgetary decisions affecting children, Government must consider how cuts will impact on the best interests of the child

The Right to survival and development

Underscores the vital importance of ensuring access to basic services and to equality of opportunity for children to achieve their full development. For example, a child with a disability should have effective access to education and health care to achieve their full potential

The Views of the Child

Mean that the voice of the child must be heard and respected in all matters concerning his or her rights. For example, those in power should consult with children before making decisions that will affect them.

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