Today, December 10, 2013 is World Human Rights Day and is the 20th year to mark this very important event to advance humanity.
But to this day millions of children are caught in a viscous cycle of armed conflicts and are exposed to the most egregious forms of violence, deprived of health care and an education. Their rights as children, violated with impunity.
Nelson Mandela once said, "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children."
11,420 children were killed in Syria between March 2011 and August 2013. Among them, 389 were killed by snipers, 764, executed and 100, tortured.
Who is protecting the rights of these children?
Surely, our humanity and compassion has to be awakened at the prospect of the such grave violation of children's rights, not just in Syria but in over 22 countries all over the world!
Here is a link to my OP-ED published on December 6, 2013 in Forbes.
Follow Siddharth Chatterjee on Twitter: www.twitter.com/sidchat1