2021 | Publication of a special Braille edition of the Convention of the Rights of the Child on its 32nd anniversary
Convention of the Rights of the Child
On November 19, 2021, the National Commission for the Promotion of Rights and the Protection of Children and Young People celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) with the release of a child-friendly edition of the Convention of the Rights of the Child in Portuguese that includes Braille writing system, making it readable by blind, low-sighted and regular-sighted persons. Its corresponding audiobook was released on the same day.
The release took place during a public event opened by the Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, closed by the Secretary of State for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities, and counted with the participation of children, including children with disabilities, who read to the audience some articles of the Convention of the Rights of the Child using the braille version.
With this edition, the National Commission aims to contribute to fulfil the right of children to be informed on an equal opportunity basis, while providing an additional resource for all children to learn more about their rights with a reminder that adults, institutions and the civil society are responsible to promote and to protect them.
The 32nd anniversary of the CRC was also celebrated by the 311 local Commissions for the Protection of Children and Young People that exist nationwide, which carried out multiple activities, namely involving the participation of children, aiming to disseminate information on this important Convention among their respective local and regional stakeholders.
You can access this edition of the Convention of the Rights of the Child in child-friendly language here (no Braille writing included in the digital format) and the audiobook in Portuguese here.