Children’s rights reborn: with children’s voices
Survey of Malaysian children’s opinions for their report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
Organized by The Mousedeer Group for Children’s Rights. For more information see The Mousedeer Videos
What is the Mousedeer Group?
The Mousedeer Group is an online community solely for Malaysian children (below 18 years of age). Its purpose is to provide a platform for all children in Malaysia who have access to the internet where they can communicate and interact with each other. Membership of the group is by invitation only.
The discussion platform on Facebook focuses on encouraging children throughout Malaysia to get involved in active discussion about human rights. The number will grow to include more Malaysian children in the Facebook community.
To join the Mousedeer Group write to Mousedeer at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must be less than 18 years old.
To download copies of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Malay, Chinese, Tamil and English.
What is this survey about?
For children gather enough information to write the Malaysian Children’s Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child;
To raise awareness about children’s rights among children, parents, teachers and other adults
The survey is in eight parts and will be running from 25 February to 28 April, with a new section posted each Saturday. Each week the results of earlier sections will be posted on the Mousedeer Blog at http://www.themousedeergroup.wordpress.com
Even if you only start in Week 8, you can still fill in the earlier sections right up until midnight on April 28.
Who is the survey for?
The children of Malaysia – who have not yet reached their 18th birthday.
Will my parents, teachers or friends see what I write?
No! The survey is ‘confidential’ – you do not have to give your name, no one will ever know who you are or what you have written. The results will be calculated by computer.
Why should you fill in the survey?
Results will be sent to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, who will make suggestions to the Malaysian Government about children’s rights in the future.
- Do you want your ideas and opinions to be left out of a report about Malaysian children?
- Do you want to be involved in improving your own rights and the rights of other children in Malaysia?
- Do you want to promote the rights of your own future children?
- Do you want to learn more about your own rights – as a child and later as an adult
If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions – fill in the survey
For more information see The Mousedeer Videos
Filling in the survey and following the results from week to week will be fun!
To continue and complete the survey please click the following link(s)