Myanmar, also known as Burma, is a young and fragile democracy with many challenges. After decades of dictatorship, people are trying to build a democratic society. But long before this, children here participated in secret in the WCP Global Vote.
Myanmar has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This means that the regime must respect the rights of the child and listen to what children have to say. Are the rights of the child respected in Myanmar? Check the facts about children in Myanmar.
“If I were king or prime minister or a politician, I would work for the rights of the child. I would make decisions and invest money in helping children. Oppression and forced labour are the most important child rights issues here. Many people live their whole lives without knowing that the rights of the child exist. We have to work to raise awareness of them. Our rights are important for us children, and I like the World’s Children’s Prize and how it supports children. I am proud of being part of the World’s Children’s Prize, and the Global Vote Day is an unforgettable experience for many of us. It is wonderful that so many learn more about the rights of the child.”
Naw Hser Bwet Wah, 12
Listen to what more children in Myanmar have to say below!