Celebrating Children’s Rights
Children's Week 2021
Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia held around the fourth Wednesday in October. A diverse range of events and activities are organised at national, State and Local levels, to focus the attention of the wider community on children, their rights and achievements. The heart of Children’s Week is to celebrate the right of children to enjoy childhood.
The theme for Children’s Week 2021 celebrates Article 15 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which recognises the right of children to choose their friends and safely connect with others.
So what does that look like for the children and families who visit State Library of Queensland?
The Right to Be Me
The book follows the story of Lowanna and Jack, who reconnect with their friends and learn about their rights. It also features the TypeRights font, inspired by Queensland children who designed the letters as part of Children’s Week 2020.