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Universal Children's Day celebrates the rights of children all over the world

20 November 2015

Young people all over the world are making a noise for Universal Children's Day (20 November). 

This day was established by the UN to celebrate children's rights and encourage understanding between children across the world. 

It also raises awareness of the fact that many children still don’t have their basic rights acknowledged and respected, and of the work we need to do to create a better present and future for all children. 

You & Co strongly believes in Universal Children’s Day's message that children have the right to life, to health, to education and to play, as well as the right to family life, to be protected from violence, to not be discriminated against and to have their views heard. 

Find out about your rights as a young victim, and what you can do if any of these rights are not being acknowledged or respected. 

If you’d like to help other children and young people who may be experiencing discrimination or violence, or having their rights ignored in other ways, you can get involved with You & Co. Work in your school as a peer mentor or join our National Youth Forum to share your ideas about what You & Co should do to help young victims.

You can help to raise awareness of children’s rights today by using the hashtag #ChildrensDay on Twitter.