Lebanon News

Red Cross educates children on human rights

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Red Cross held a two-day festival to promote children’s rights. The festival was held at Forum de Beyrouth over the weekend under the patronage of first lady Wafaa Sleiman.

About 550 volunteers from the LRC participated in the event with nearly 8,000 children between the ages of 6 and 14 years, who came along with their parents.

It included games that aimed to teach children the principles of international human rights, including peaceful coexistence, accepting others, rejecting racism and forms of discrimination, and adopting a nonviolent approach.

The activities centered on teaching children their rights according to international laws and the principles of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 25, 2013, on page 4.




Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (

comments powered by Disqus



Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here