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December 2015

UNAIDS: 95% of African Children With AIDS Lack Access to Treatment

Our dear friend in Zambia, Michael Kelly, shared this report on the failure of our global society to take care of our children. Where is the sense? What are we thinking? How could we have let 190,000 children die of AIDS–we don’t even have an exact number, so it wasn’t a priority or a possibility to count every one. We cannot allow ourselves to be okay with this. Each of these children, the ones dying right now, is precious and it is our responsibility as adults, as citizens of the world, to use our voices and resources to change this reality....

Voices of Children Documentary Project

Creating a documentary of children voicing their rights through both verbal and non-verbal expression   The Voices of Children Project supports adults to understand young children’s diverse perspectives on their rights. A core goal is to create a video documentary that advocates for children’s rights in cultural contexts worldwide. Foundational values for the project come from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and our belief that children in the early childhood years are competent and capable human beings, who realize and are able to communicate their rights. As mentors, we guide participating educators from around the globe through the process of identifying their understandings of rights, learning to listen to children, and supporting children to voice their rights through both verbal and non-verbal expression. As a powerful rights statement, the Voices of Children documentary will provide a resource for advocates to initiate a dialogue with educators, legislators, and leaders throughout the world. Voices of Children is a special project envisioned, organized and implemented by the World Forum Working Group on Children’s Rights. Follow our progress here!   <<Back...