Celebrating 25 years of Children’s Rights

Celebrating 25 years of Children’s Rights
20th November 2014 marked the celebration of Universal Children’s Day and the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The Media Angel teamed up with The Children’s Commissioner for Wales and his team to help raise the profile of this wonderful cause and this special day for children, particularly across Wales.

In 1989, governments all over the world adopted the UNCRC and its list of rights designed to ensure that every child and young person in the world lives a safe, happy and healthy life. Since the introduction of the UNCRC, children have enjoyed increased recognition and protection of their rights; 54 important Articles which include the right to be listened to and the right to a good standard of living. The Children’s Commissioner for Wales is responsible for ensuring these rights are promoted and correctly implemented across the country so that Welsh children live the best, the happiest and the safest lives!

The Media Angel and The Children’s Commissioner have been working hard to make sure awareness of this special occasion was widely raised in Wales through a strong online media, bilingual campaign, complemented by a commemorative and interactive event held in the centre of Cardiff.

The campaign was planned and delivered by The Media Angel to raise awareness, encourage wide participation and engagement from individuals, helping to build a ‘rights road’ both online and at the city centre event. Using #RightsRoad89 people could discuss the best things about being a child in Wales on Twitter, and at the Commissioner’s stand in St David’s children could help artist Huw Aaron draw a beautiful cartoon map of the rights road. The Media Angel ensured the campaign maintained a strong online presence over Universal Children’s Day, helping to drive large volumes of online traffic directly to The Commissioner’s website and helping to encourage more people to visit the stand and get involved with activities there.

The Media Angel’s director, Alison Debono says:

“We are delighted to be working with The Children’s Commissioner for Wales on The Rights Road Campaign helping to promote such a worthwhile cause. It has been so rewarding to see this campaign come to life and prove to be a real success for The Commissioner! Our team are so proud to have been involved in promoting such a fantastic cause – we have enjoyed every minute working with The Commissioner and his team. We are looking forward to working together on future campaigns in 2015”.

Sara Jermin, Communications Officer for the Commissioner stated:

“We are so grateful for all the work The Media Angel have done for us in marketing the Rights Road campaign to the people of Wales. The team managed to turn round a fantastic campaign in record time; we were extremely impressed with the excellent service they provided. We are very much looking forward to working with them on future campaigns!”

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