Studio Berlin, broadcast Oct. 7, 2020: Should children in Germany have more rights?

Do children in Germany deserve more of a say? Should the voting age here be dropped to 14? These ideas are being discussed in Germany and this week's Studio Berlin, as criticism mounts over the way society treats its younger members.

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Studio Berlin, broadcast Oct. 7, 2020: Should children in Germany have more rights?

Do children in Germany deserve more of a say? Should the voting age here be dropped to 14? These ideas are being discussed in Germany as criticism mounts over the way society treats its younger members.

A recent survey by the children’s charity, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk, or the German Children’s Fund, found a majority believe that children’s interests have been neglected during the coronavirus pandemic. Host Sylvia Cunningham unpacks these findings with Nina Ohlmeier from the German Children’s Fund; 16-year-old Mathilda Gross who is a member of the Children’s and Youth Council at the charity, and Dr. Stephan Gerbig, a researcher and policy adviser for the German Institute for Human Rights.

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