Our project partner 

YOCEL is a youth-led organization that has been established in 2013. This organization fights for a world in which every child has equal access to a proper education. They focus on education, entrepreneurship and lobbying. They created a platform of young people who are able to speak up. YOCEL emphasizes the participation and commitment of the community as a means to address the needs of young people. 

Awareness raising via social media


KidsRights will raise awareness on children’s rights and in particular violence against children, via social media. Together with local organization YOCEL, we will train twenty children on ICT and social media, leadership and campaigning, in order to start their own campaigns on violence against children. This way children will teach and inform other children and expand the circle of awareness across the country. 

Period: January 2017 - April 2017
Goal: To raise awareness on violence against children by means of a capacity building training for children on ICT and social media campaigning

 

Keita advocates for justice for child victims of violence


"Global change is uncertain until children become the leading changemakers"

Abraham M. Keita from Liberia won, at the age of 17, the International Children’s Peace Prize
in 2015 for his fight for the justice for children who have become victims of violence. KidsRights supports Keita's fight with a project fund of €100,000 invested in four projects contributing to the reduction of violence against children in Liberia.

Violence against Children

Children should live a life free from all forms of violence. This is a fundamental right of children and is considered one of the cornerstones of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Worldwide, roughly 6 in 10 children between the ages of 2 and 14 are subjected to physical punishment by their caregivers on a regular basis. One quarter of girls aged 15 to 19 report being victim to some form of physical violence. About 120 million girls - around 1 in 10 of all girls who are victims of violence - have experienced forced sexual acts at some point in their lives. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Read the KidsRights Report 2015: The Silent Majority


 

 
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