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Rights from the start

OMEP has been working worldwide for the realization of human rights in early childhood for over 70 years. Its members have always been convinced that education constitutes the essential tool to achieve this goal. This is why we devote our work to increase accessibility to 
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It is impossible for us to think of the future, near or far away, without finding ourselves … “soaked” by the times we are living, moved by its challenges, overwhelmed by its problems, unsure by the nonsense that predicts disasters, possessed by a fair rage 
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Pedagogy of the Puppet: animation theater as an significant tool for early childood education Puppet theater is not just a traditional form of show, which dates back to the very origins of theater, or a childhood game that we keep in the most intimate and 
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Article 31 of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) places particular right for “all children to have rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to their age and to participate freely in cultural life and the 
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What is music? For many years, around mid 20th century, knowing about music meant being able to read a score, performing a repertoire in an instrument like the piano or the violin, or singing tonal melodies in a three-four time. However, during the 50s and 
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Are you able to recall your earliest memories of a time when you were a participant in taking action? Maybe during childhood, it was a family or a community action? Maybe in later years, this was a political action such as voting. You may even 
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Humanize… Many of us repeat during these times -and emphatically- the need to humanize our bonds, our perspectives, our horizons, our actions. The pandemic invites us to have a sensitive and interdisciplinary dialogue to disarm the ongoing hegemonic dehumanization. In fact, education and childhood are 
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verything that happens in society has consequences for children, that is why all the 17 goals in Agenda 2030 are related to children’s survival, wellbeing, and learning – their future lives. In early childhood education, which is the focus of OMEP’s work, we cannot deal with everything, but we
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The emergency that was installed worldwide this year revealed the existing inequality in the societies of the XXI century. The most vulnerable population groups are being the most affected, not only by the health crisis that each country is differently facing, but also because of 
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IIN OAS Director General Taking a closer look at the Americas during the pandemic debunks the common belief that “we are all the same before the virus”. The COVID-19 disease and its side effects have revealed the great inequality faced in our societies, but it 
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The Confinement managed to stop us, and start thinking, to feel, to imagine, to value, to thank, to feel human. Confinement has made us think about our way of life: rush, stress, superficiality, intolerance of frustration, submission to screens, competitiveness, endless occupations, excessive dependencies. It 
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