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Quiz for 15-18 year-olds: what do you know about your rights?

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international document listing and explaining the rights of all children in the world.

How much do you know about it? And how much do you know about the issues faced by children in other countries?

Take the quiz and find out!


1. Who drafted the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

A: The European Commission
B: A group of child rights experts
C: The UN General Assembly


2. Which two countries have not ratified the Convention?

A: The USA and China
B: Somalia and the USA
C: North Korea and Cuba


3. The Convention on the Rights of the Child has two additional parts which protect particular groups of children, these are called Optional Protocols. Which groups do they protect?

A: Children in conflict with the law, and children affected by armed conflict
B: Children affected by HIV and AIDS, and children affected by armed conflict
C: Children affected by armed conflict, and children who are being sexually exploited


4. What is the role of CRIN in promoting children’s rights?

A: It punishes governments that violate children’s rights
B: It provides information on children’s rights
C: It carries out investigations into child rights abuses


5. What is the main topic of the global study on child rights which was launched recently?

A: Violence
B: Armed conflicts
C: Sexual abuse


6. What is the definition of ‘a child’ according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

A: every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier
B: Everyone below the age of eighteen who lives his/her parents and does not earn an income
C: There is no single definition - each country makes its own definition of the child


7. The age of criminal responsibility is the age at which children are considered to be responsible for their actions and can be punished according to their country’s laws. What is this age in England and Wales?

A: 10
B: 15
C: 18


8. What percentage of the world’s children live with disabilities?

A: 4
B: 8
C: 10


9. How many children in the world are currently living in detention?

A: 300,000
B: 1 million
C: 1.3 million


10. Which country does the boy Madonna want to adopt come from?

A: Malawi
B: Mali
C: Zambia