Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Armenian students discuss rights at International Children’s Day forum

To mark International Children’s Day, 35 Armenian secondary school students took part in a forum on child rights in the city of Gyumri, Reuters AlertNet reported on June 12.

“For every one of us it is very important to know our rights, no matter if you are a child or an adult,” said 16-year-old Susanna Gasparyan. “My friends and I are eager to learn more about what rights we have, just as we know our responsibilities.”

Several human rights specialists were also involved with the forum, which was facilitated by the Christian relief group World Vision.

According to the article, one forum discussion compared “discussed rights with those included in the Armenian legislation, such as the right to health and education, free speech and religion, etc.”

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