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About Just Kids: Rights of the Child on tv

The Rights of the Child through the eyes of children. That's what Just Kids is about. Full episodes are available. If you want to know more about our research and themes, please contact us!

Just Kids is the only children’s documentary series in the world that gives a human face to children’s rights. The Dutch name of Just Kids is ‘Mensjesrechten’.

Every child has the right to a happy life. This is laid down in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. But reality often shows a different picture. All sorts of things can happen that put a strain on happiness. This is what the documentaries of Just Kids are about: charming stories of children and teenagers from all over the world, who show how they deal with the challenges, big and small, that they face in life.

The stories in Just Kids are authentic and easy to relate to, because the main characters tell you their own stories. In this way they are able to inspire other children and raise up their spirits.

The documentaries provide a context for topical events such as the football World Cup or the war in Syria, and at the same time are about universal themes such as friendship, security and education. Just Kids shows us what is happening in the world around us. The films tell small stories about big themes, based on the 52 rights for children, as laid down in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.