Amsterdam May 14th - There is still a significant gap between international children's rights and the daily reality of children around the world. Even in developed countries the priority for children's rights is inadequate. This is demonstrated by the KidsRights Index 2019 published today by the international children's rights organization KidsRights and the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. Winning the International Children’s Peace Prize puts your changemaker in news headlines around the world. Last year, the winners’ message reached more than 1, 2 billion people!
The March for Our Lives initiators, who started the American mass youth movement for safer schools and communities and against gun violence, have won the International Children’s Peace Prize 2018. Today, on Universal Children’s Day, David Hogg, Emma González, Jaclyn Corin and Matt Deitsch, received the prize from Archbishop Desmond Tutu during a special ceremony held in Cape Town, South Africa in the presence of distinguished guests and the world press.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has today announced the finalists of the International Children’s Peace Prize 2018 on behalf of the KidsRights Foundation. The young winner’s message each year reaches millions of people worldwide. From an impressive number of 121 children from 45 countries, KidsRights’ Expert Committee selected Moni from Bangladesh, the initiators of March For Our Lives from the US, and Leilua from Samoa.
Last Friday on the 28th of September our 2015 International Children’s Peace Prize winner Abraham M. Keita delivered the opening speech on the Day of General Discussion (DGD) at the United Nations Office in Geneva. The Committee on the Rights of the Child decided to devote its 2018 Day of General Discussion to the issue of protecting and empowering children human rights defenders.
Today KidsRights proudly announces that 121 nominees are in contention for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2018. The prestigious prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously to promote the rights of the child. In a very special tribute to archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate and the official patron of the International Children’s Peace Prize, this year’s ceremony will be held in Cape Town, South Africa. There, the archbishop will present the prize to the winner in a ceremony attended by dignitaries and the world press on 20 November 2018.