The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child protects you and all children around the world from discrimination, neglect and abuse. The Convention is a useful tool for Governments, civil society and individuals working to protect and promote children’s rights across the globe.
In Jamaica, we have the Child Care and Protection Act (2004). This piece of legislation was passed by the Houses of Parliament on March 26, 2004. The CCPA is Jamaica’s legislative commitment to all children in safeguarding their rights and best interests.
Jamaica’s motto: Out of many one people, aptly describes our country. At some point in our lives we will interact with persons from backgrounds different from our own. Just because someone looks or talks differently from us, that doesn’t mean they are any less human than we are.
Here are a few tips that you as a child can use to help you become more loving and tolerant to others.