Championing the rights of children in Malaysia

'Children have rights, just like adults. It’s more than just meeting their basic needs, they have a right to education, healthcare, participation, being safe and speaking out.' Photo: Freepik

Six-year-old Shira’s family lost everything in the flood. While her parents and older siblings were busy struggling to get things back to how they used to be, Shira was mostly left to her own devices.

“I no longer have any books to read or toys to play with – they were all destroyed by the flood. My laptop which I used for classes and shared with my older sister was also damaged in the flood,” she says sadly.

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