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Greek children turn children’s rights into songs

Eurochild member Network for Children’s Rights released a special edition of a book & CD with lyrics written by children.

The initiative is part of the campaign “Can we sing them to you? Our rights become songs”, where children wrote lyrics based on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.

During winter 2020, a time where human rights abuses globally were being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, an idea sprung at the Network for Children’s Rights’ workshop hosted in its Culture Lab, a creative space for children and parents in Athens: “What if children from all over Greece and beyond wrote lyrics about their rights?

The Network launched a competition and received 284 entries of which 12 were selected for the project. Children wrote about their right to play, to family life and free time, the right to citizenship and education, bodily autonomy and much more. Several musicians from Greece participated by singing and creating the music for the lyrics.

As an organization promoting children’s rights, the network wanted to incorporate children's voices to spread awareness about child rights among the general public.




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