The Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO) has teamed up with A Playful City and some of Ireland’s leading artists to produce striking street art based on children’s rights which, for the next month, can be seen at various locations around Dublin.
The Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon commented: “We are delighted to support a Playful City in highlighting children’s rights through street art and specifically to raise awareness of the right to play, the right to express yourself and the right to develop your talents.”
“This year marks the 25th anniversary of Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention on the rights of the child. To mark the year, the OCO is highlighting children’s rights in Ireland in new and innovative ways.”
Neasa Ní Bhriain Co-founder of A Playful City added: “Play in all forms is intrinsic to the development of every child in today’s world.”
“No matter their socio-economic and environmental conditions, children must be afforded the opportunity to express themselves and learn through this medium. The realm of play is not just a superficial activity, but has important health and well-being benefits. Therefore, it must be championed at all levels within our society.”