At UNICEF a part of our commitment to ensuring that every child has a right to fulfil their potential is making sure every child knows and understands what their rights are!
That’s why, we wanted to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori by creating Me Mōhio Ō Mōtika, Know your Rights! This is a free downloadable poster in te reo Māori that will help tamariki Māori and rangatahi know what their rights are. It can also be used by whānau or kura across Aotearoa to transform children's understanding of their rights and how it applies to them.
We want to see all our tamariki thrive in a world that supports them. That’s why it’s so important for them to be informed of their rights. By, helping our tamariki understand their rights, they’ll know they have a right to be protected from harm, have access to equal opportunities including education, and can be empowered to speak on issues that are important to them.
Me Mōhio Ō Mōtika, Know your Rights! Is one of many resources UNICEF Aotearoa has developed that make it easy for everyone especially children to have access to age-appropriate and culturally relevant resources to know their rights. It’s also a part of our dedication to protecting and encouraging the use of Māori language and culture in Aotearoa. More children's resources will be released in November.
Rights illustrated in the poster are stated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Download Me Mōhio Ō Mōtika, Know your Rights! here.