Global Learning Programme

Investigating the effects of poverty on children’s rights

Young people care about children’s rights, and are keen to talk about fairness and justice, but how aware are they of the impact of poverty on the rights of children both here in the UK and across the globe?

The recent campaign from International Day for Street Children (12 April) can help your pupils think about the influences on children’s rights across the globe, and you can use the resources below to investigate the impacts of poverty on human rights in less economically developed countries.

Further GLP resources and background reading

Take a look at the GLP Human rights and child rights and Equality web pages for more resources to explore the topics of fairness and justice in the UK and around the world.

The GLP resource on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on Goal 5 for gender equality, can also help you to introduce the topic of children’s rights, particularly the right to an education for girls.

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You can access even more free resources around the SDGs, the World’s Largest Lesson, and a range of global issues by logging into your GLP account. If your school isn't one of the thousands of schools in England already registered for the GLP and benefiting from the free curriculum guidance and resources available, simply register your school today for free!