November - month of Activism

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07.11.2016
November - month of Activism
The month of November is traditionally a month of activism for child protection organizations.
19 November is marked as the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. The initiative to celebrate the date was launched by the WWSF – Women’s World Summit Foundation, in 2000. And now from 1st to 19th of November a lot of organizations all over the world participate in the campaign 19 Days of Activism Prevention Abuse and Violence against Children/Youth that WWSF organizes. The participants are NGOs from all over the world  - members of the WWSF coalition.
20 November is the Universal Children’s Day. On this day 27 years ago the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted that is so far the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. The Convention changed the way children are viewed and treated – i.e., as human beings with a distinct set of rights instead of as passive objects of care and charity.
Selected Facts & Figures (UN sources)Every five minutes, a child dies as a result of violence
  • Every year, between 500 million and 1.5 billion children world wide endure some form of violence
  • An estimated 120 million girls and 73 million boys have been victims of sexual violence, and almost one billion children are subjected to physical punishment on a regular basis
  • 100 million live or work on the streets facing daily discrimination, violence, abuse and exploitationThe organizers of 19 Days of Activism made a list of 19 themes of the camapaign and the main one is Malnutrition of children. As Elly Pradervand, WWSF CEO and UN Representative, says: «One of the greatest global challenges facing the world today is poverty eradication, which is No. 1 of the SDGs, which is an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. This Goal inspired us to select for this year the main theme ‘Malnutrition’, no. 16 of the campaign themes. On pgs. 51-56, we provide you comprehensive information on the theme for you to create activities in your communities, raise awareness and generate the determination to reach this goal by 2030»
International NGO “Ponimanie”  joins days of activism in November by conducting a number of events. The team of Ponimanie is going to visit schools in 6 regions of Belarus/ During these visits representatives of Ponimanie are going to make interactive discussions about children rights and are going to answer the questions How to say “NO”?and Where to find help?
 

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