To help raise public awareness in Taiwan on issues relating to children's rights, including their right to protection, the National Taiwan Museum will host a display of student-designed posters from Dec. 10 through Jan. 14, 2014.
The special exhibition, which is jointly organized by the National Taiwan Museum, the Chinese Association for Human Rights, and the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents of Taipei, includes 29 designs by local students that won or were nominated for the 2013 AAAA+ Creative Awards.
The golden medal went to Shen Feng-chuan, a student of Ming Chuan University's Department of Commercial Design, for a piece titled "Listen to Mom and Dad.” The idea of the work originates from the recently mounting number of domestic cases in which parents commit suicide together with their children.
The bronze medal went to a collaborative piece that was designed by eight students from the Fuhsin Trade and Arts School, a vocational institution in New Taipei. Titled "Back / Foot,” the poster reflects the nation's widespread concern about innocent children trapped in an environment of domestic violence.
The AAAA+ Creative Awards, one of the two most prestigious advertising awards in Taiwan with strong an international influence, is a professional advertising honor with global certification.
For more information about the exhibition, please visit the museum's website (http://www.ntm.gov.tw/) or call 02-2382-2566.
In accordance to the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child, a child has the right to life, to parents, to a name, a nationality, family relations, and a birth registration.
Furthermore, a child is entitled to an environment where he or she can be free of discrimination and association, and can be allowed to enjoy the freedoms of thought, personal safety, privacy, and education.
The parent(s), legal guardian, and the state all share the obligation to provide a standard of living that is adequate for the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral, and social development.
A child is to be protected from illicit activities, drugs, and economic and sexual exploitation, and should be allocated suffice time for rest, leisure and recreation.
For the entirety of the convention's text, please click here.