POSTED November 20, 2018
Celebrating children and their right to be safe from harm
On this Universal Children’s Day, speak up for children facing violence or exploitation
November 20 has been a special day for more than 60 years, but not everyone knows about Universal Children’s Day and its significance.
Established in 1954, it began to promote awareness about improving children’s welfare and has since become the day to mark the United Nations’ adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
“Whether it’s migration, armed conflict, natural disasters, or poverty, the effects are hardest on children,” says Meg Gardinier — secretary general of the ChildFund Alliance of which Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a member — speaking about the significance of Universal Children’s Day.
At CCFC, we believe in making it possible for children to realize their rights, we also provide spaces for them to share their thoughts and speak up for their chance to have a brighter future.
ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):
Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60 years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.