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 Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.