Niue High School students on “Human Rights come with Responsibilities” campaign last week 

Photo credits: Georgia George-Valiana

Last Monday, Niue High School was able to participate in its annual Human Rights Campaign 2023. 

The campaign was organised by the NCEA Year 11 students studying Social Studies and teacher Miss Georgia George-Valiana. The purpose of the campaign was to promote social justice and human rights action awareness programs. 

The key theme was “Human Rights come with Responsibilities.” 

According to Social Studies teacher Miss Georgia George-Valiana, “this year digital presentations were involved and hands-on activities during social studies classes.”

“This is a major shift from the lunchtime campaign in previous years. A lot more work for the organisers but so much more peer tutoring interactions and information for their assessment,” says Miss George-Valiana. 

Of the nine United Nations (UN) human rights conventions, Niue has only ratified one, which is the Convention of the Rights of the Child in 1996. 

However, BCN News understands that the government has not yet reported on the status of the implementation of the principles and the convention articles in Niue to protect children from harm and exploitation, which is a requirement for all countries who ratify the convention. 

Miss George-Valiana thanks the principal, staff, students, families of Year 11 social studies students and those in the community who were involved in making it a successful campaign.

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