‘Festival will be the voice of the children’

What does International Children’s Rights Festival?

Here are the goals

This unique initiative comes from the experience of Fondazione Malagutti onlus in taking care of abused, mistreated, abandoned and tortured children as well as from the engagement of many educators working in its communities for minors.

To make adults more involved, both in administrations and in school environment, in order to face the lacks caused by social disparities, environmental and human exploitation, lost chances of development.

To promote a globalization pattern that does not fall in line cultures, promoting benefits only for powerful people but, on the contrary, a pattern that is able to struggle against hunger and sustains health and education as fundamental values.

To give voice to those Countries which are usually considered poor because of their per capital income and are subjected to the world-logics of territorial depletion, pollution, exploitation to yearn for their development.


The formula of an unforgettable event

International Children’s Rights Festival is an annual itinerant festival that will be based on 3 days dedicated to International Convention on the Right of the Child. In 2015, for its first edition, the Festival will be hosted by the town of Mantua in order to offer an occasion to children, young people, teachers, educators, parents and professionals of game, reflection, study, entertainment, and cultural exchange.


To open the comparison and to reinforce the commitment to remember, spread and adopt the articles of Convention, to protect and improve the growth of new generations.


To benefit from the contribution of all the partner Countries in a logic of comparison, sharing, cultural discovery, beyond the barriers of difference and diffidence.


To give voice to children and their fantasy in order to express their needs freely through every artistic technique, thanks to workshops and performances.


To discover, to know and to attend the interesting places of the involved towns as well as the natural and artistic beauties, foods, folklore and traditions of the hosting Country.


To highlight themes usually soon forgotten by newspapers , emergencies concerning migration and rapes and measures acted by Governments to guarantee children’s rights.


To test a child-oriented town where places and streets can welcome training workshops, games, music, fable’s characters with a new vitality.


To favour important moments to be shared between parents and their children as well as the opportunities to play and to meditate for teachers and professionals.


To build new relationships, participations and tests with the help of professionals, volunteers or passionate people operating for children’s rights.


  • Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.

    Garrison Keillor
  • While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.

    Angela Schwindt
  • Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it's very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country.

    Nelson Mandela
  • Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.

    Kay Redfield Jamison
  • We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.

    Harry Edwards