It is now 30 years since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child laid down international rules to protect children. Germany is working around the world to protect children’s rights – not just in times of peace but also in armed conflicts.
In many countries around the world, women and girls are denied access to sport. Eight hundred girls in the Gambia are now receiving weekly football training through a project funded by the Federal Foreign Office.
As the UN commander in Rwanda, he witnessed the genocide. Today he fights against the use of child soldiers. How Germany supports the Roméo Dallaire Initiative.
The International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers (12 February) draws attention to a particularly perfidious form of abuse of children’s rights – their exploitation as soldiers in conflicts. Germany is engaged in protecting the rights of children in numerous projects throughout the world.