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Child Rights Awareness Campaign Program Overview


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Child Rights Awareness Campaign Program Overview

  1. 1. Child Rights Awareness Campaign Overview Click to see how the program works! Click to see how the program works!
  2. 2. <ul><li>Principle #9 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child states: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The child shall be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation. He shall not be the subject of traffic, in any form. The child shall not be admitted to employment before an appropriate minimum age; he shall in no case be caused or permitted to engage in any occupation or employment which would prejudice his health or education, or interfere with his physical, mental or moral development.“ </li></ul><ul><li>The Rights of the Child are as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>The right to equality regardless of race, color, sex, religion or nationality. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to a name and nationality. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to adequate housing, nutrition and medical services. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to free primary school education. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to be protected from work and anything that may stop them from going to school and be harmful to health. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to rest and play. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to love, understanding and protection. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to special care and treatment if disabled. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and abuse. </li></ul><ul><li>The right of children to have all the help they need to recover from neglect, cruelty or abuse and return to a safe place. </li></ul><ul><li>The right of Indigenous children to enjoy their own culture, religion and language. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to be protected in times of war and conflict. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to be among the first to receive aid and relief in times of disaster. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to seek refugee status and receive appropriate protection and assistance. Efforts should be made to reunite the family. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to freedom. No child shall be imprisoned unlawfully. </li></ul>What are child rights?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Poverty of children: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30,000 children die each day due to poverty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Child Labor: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>250 million child laborers worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Asia-Pacific region has the highest number of child laborers at 27 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every year, 22,000 children die in work-related accidents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education of children: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An estimated 130 million children in developing countries are not in primary school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another 150 million children drop out of primary school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survival of children: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.4 million die each year from unsafe drinking water and inadequate sanitation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health of children : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized </li></ul></ul>State of Underprivileged Children
  4. 4. Globally, 250 million children are child laborers
  5. 5. Household Servants: A common scene in Bangladesh According to the Bangladesh Institute of Labor Studies (BILS), 70% of Household Servants in Bangladesh are children and of these, many are only between 5 and 10 years of age. These children are often victims of child abuse and exploitation by their employers.
  6. 6. Shohagi is a 10 year old girl from Bangladesh. Like many others, Shohagi went to work to earn her living at the age of 9. Recently she was found beaten, battered, burned and bewildered, unable to walk or talk, after neighbors responded to her cries for help. She was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment. Shohagi was being continuously tortured by the family she works for. DCI’s Child Rights Awareness campaign was developed to advocate for children like Shohagi, and to share their stories with people who would otherwise be unaware. Shohagi
  7. 7. <ul><li>DCI strongly believes that the state of underprivileged children worldwide cannot be improved without creating greater public awareness of the appalling conditions in which they live. </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout the year, DCI arranges presentations at different schools, </li></ul><ul><li>business institutes, events and informal gatherings. We organize a biannual international child rights conference, where likeminded people can exchange their ideas. DCI also arranges concerts and variety shows with the children of different schools. These are interspersed with short presentations on child rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Each presentation is designed to make a strong impact on the audience, especially children, and motivate them to appreciate their life, their country and be a citizen of the world in the true sense. </li></ul>Why & How
  8. 8. DCI has child rights rallies and presentations at different public gatherings in the United States, and in the countries in which it operates. in Houston in Bangladesh in California in Dallas
  9. 9. in Bangladesh Student group at University of Austin At Cheshire Academy Student group at middle school DCI campaigns about child rights issues among youth & young adults
  10. 10. Michael Laden, Michele Larocque, and Dr. Rokeya Huq registering guests Attendees enjoying food and refreshments during DCI’s conference Eric Vinke, Ursula Vinke, and Bryan Heafy at DCI’s information booth Distressed Children & Infants International Conference on Child Rights 2009 October 17th, 2009, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA DCI campaigns about child rights issues by organizing a biannual international conference
  11. 11. Nelson Mandela once said: &quot;Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.&quot; Let us work together to create a safe environment that will provide children the opportunity to shine!