General Comment No. 7

Indicator Set 1: Dissemination of GC7

Adults and children alike must know their rights in order to exercise them. General Comment No. 7 (article 2) reminds States parties of their obligation under article 42 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child to take appropriate and active steps to make both adults and children more aware of the principles and provisions of the CRC. Ways to raise awareness include educational curricula, public education/training, conferences, media/press briefings and professional training.

States parties are under international obligation to show that they are committing both human and financial resources to educating their citizens about childhood rights. They are required to enact both policies and practices, following the guidance presented in GC7.

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