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Cricket for Climate Korangi, Karachi, Pakistan

Cricket for Climate tournament has been kicked off in the Korangi Industrial Area of Karachi to mobilise youth and community to take actions for the imrpvoed livelihood and environment in the area. The cricket tournament is expected to attract thousands of community members, children and women. The purpose of the cricket sport is to mainly moblise youth and children to participate in environmental development in the area for sustainable future.

Partners:

DevCon

Participants:

450

Go green school campaign - Global Action Month 19 Karachi, Pakistan

Go green school campaign

 

Go green campaign is initiated to improve environmental conditions in schools and surroundings through tree plantation. The campaign is initiated by the children's clubs of 10 schools of Korangi Industrial Area which are the part of DevCon project on reducing child labour in the textile industry through skill development and education. More than 500 child club members including 328 girls participated in tree plantation campaign held in 10 schools and plated 500 trees. Awareness sessions with children and teachers were also held to inform participants about the climate change and its impacts on lives and role of tree in the environmental improvement.

Partners:

DevCon

Participants:

500

Lets go for cycling: Lyari Girls Cafe promote environmental friendly transportation Karachi, Pakisitan

Global Action Month

 

Ao cycle chalaen " Lets go for Cycling" is flagship initiative taken by the girls of Lyari café who have been using cycling for the awareness on environment and girls rights in the old town of Karachi called Lyari. Realizing the limited mobility and public space for girls in the city, Café girls have started cycling in the Lyari and surrounding area to improve environmental friendly mobility and promote healthy activity. In this regard, in conection with GAM in the month of October, Lyari girls café organized a mega event of girl's cycling on the seaview of Karachi which was attended by more than 700 girls and families including Dpy head of mission of British Dpty high Commission and cultural and Economic and Press attache of German Consulate of Karachi.

 

More than 100 girls participated in cycling and boys cycling race was also organized. The International girls day was also observed during the event. The event was orgaised to promote environment in Karachi through adopting cycling as means of transportation partcicularly among girls so that the girls may have improved access to mobility. The cyclist girls are regularly cycling and promoting massage of environment in the city.

Partners:

Lyari Girls Cafe

Participants:

700

International Congress of Children and Adolescents - 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Cusco, Perú

The next 20 November 2019, we commemorate three decades of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It’s necessary to make an assessment on the implementation of the rights of children and adolescents that require further discussion and reflection. The International Federation Terre des Hommes proposes a space for dialog and debate between: decision-makers (Ministers, Major, among others), National and international experts (ONU, academics, and international agencies) and representatives of children and adolescents in the region, who will report on how they are affected by the different violence, and proposals how they are dealing with it.

Cusco is a strategic city in the field of intervention of the Federation and above all for the cultural and social tradition that Cusco represents for our original cultures, so we propose it as host of the International Congress, at 19th and 20th of November.

Partners:

Plataforma 03 Voces - Perú

Participants:

100

GLOBAL ACTION MONTH KIGOMA, TANZANIA

1. conduct cleanliness at the regional hospital; we will conduct cleanliness at the hospital after which it will be followed by provision of education to patients, workers concerning their rights. the activity will be done by distributing fliers,

2. visiting the local market areas, to provide education. the activity will be done by using short speeches caring the massage, holding of banners with GBV massages

3. school youth debates, we will involve students from 8 secondary schools of Kigoma municipal

 

Partners:

KIVIDEA

Participants:

37

School Awareness Campaign on GAM 2019 Harare, Zimbabwe

We managed to conduct an awareness workshop with young people from DZ high 2 eco club. The workshop focused on raising awareness on children’s ecological rights. The participants were appraised on the background of the Global action month and this year and work plan. Thereafter a discussion on child rights was conducted as young people actively participated naming and describing some of the rights and responsibilities as well. In the following session participants were introduced to ecological rights which were unfamiliar with and the facilitator clearly emphasized on the link between ecological rights and child rights. In groups young people were tasked identify some of the harmful acts being done by community on the environment and proposed strategies to mitigate the identified problems. The awareness raising workshop left the young Environmentalists geared to stand and take action from a well-informed position.

Partners:

ZNCWC, RNCYPT

Participants:

56

Organic farming awareness and seminar with farmers Harihar pur Village ,Sitapur, India

Youth group of Hariharpur village ,Sitapur organized awareness meeting with farmers and discussed the following points .

1. Disadvantages of chemical farming, conventional farming and its impact on life.

2. Preparation of vermi-culture compost and the importance of water management.

The main objectives of the programme were to explain to the participants, about the ill effects of chemicals used on the crops in their fields. Atul youth from Hariharpur village explained that when chemicals were used in farming they gradually reduced the effective production capacity of the soil and more and more chemicals had to be applied to produce the same output. Whereas Organic methods were ideal to maintain the level of soil capacity in terms of production.

Crops produced by chemical farming methods are more dangerous to the health of the producer and consumer whereas crops produced by organic farming methods are more nutritious and safer for the farm workers.

Partners:

PACE

Participants:

28

CHILD LED GROUPS AWARENESS MEETING ON ENVIRONMENTAL CHILD RIGHTS Town House, Harare, Zimbabwe

Global Action Month planning meeting was conducted with Child Led Groups to introduce Global Action Month and plan for the month ahead. The meeting was characterized by discussions on what activities will be conducted during Global Action Month is, deliberations on violations of ecological rights of children, effects of environmental pollution on children and what we can do to address such violations during GAM 2019

Partners:

ZNCWC, RNCYPT

Participants:

10

Capacity building programme with youth on water conservation Rajgarh ,Mirzapur, India

To sensitize youth on the issue of use of water,water conservation,and rain water harvesting a capacity building programme was organized in Saraswati Gyan Mandir Junior High School.

39 Children participated in said programme and session covered the importance to conserve water in our house level and stress was given on point to ‘reduce the use of domestic water negligently’.

Reusing water and collect water at the time of rain was suggestion to conserve it.

Partners:

PACE

Participants:

39

Painting against violence and self-defence Basel, Switzerland

We offered a self-defense course and the visitors had the opportunity to record their experiences and thoughts on the topic of violence and coping with violence artistically.

Partners:

imagine

Participants:

17

Nicaragua meets Germany - Children's rights in times of political tension and environmental destruction. OSNABRÜCK, Deutschland

Climate ambassador Gema from the La Cuculmeca project in Nicaragua met with young climate ambassadors from the Ursula School. The exchange about their different environmental projects was inspiring for both sides. "We can learn so much from each other," summarized Gema at the end of the lesson. The groups want to keep in touch and exchange information on methods of reducing plastic waste at the local level.

 

Nicaragua se reúne con Alemania - Los derechos de los niños en tiempos de tensión política y destrucción del medio ambiente.

La embajadora del clima, Gema, del proyecto La Cuculmeca en Nicaragua, se reunió con jóvenes embajadores del clima de la Escuela Ursula. El intercambio sobre sus diferentes proyectos ambientales fue inspirador para ambas partes. "Podemos aprender mucho unos de otros", resumó Gema al final de las clases. Los grupos quieren mantenerse en contacto e intercambiar información sobre métodos para reducir los residuos plásticos a nivel local.

Partners:

La Cuculmeca/ Nicaragua and Ursulaschule/ Deutschland

Participants:

30

Organized cleanliness drive on the pond Holambi Kalan, India

A healthy environment is an essential aspect of the right to life, not only for human beings but also for other animals on the planet. To exercise their right and to sensitize others ,youth group of Holambi Kalan planned to organize cleanliness drive to clean the pond where procession of Chatt Puja festival was performed last week.On Chatt Puja people do holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from drinking water (Vratta), standing in water for long periods of time and offering prasad (prayer offerings) and arghya to the setting and rising sun.

 

And to clean that pond youth picked up the brooms and bin bags and collected the litter thrown outside and furthermore got into the pond to collect the waste which was floating on the surface of the water. However they were able to clean only one part of the pond.But they created awareness about the condition of pond through social media and finally succeeded to sensitize people and government authorities about the present condition of the pond .

 

And to clean the other part of pond and they are planning to organize next drive on coming Sunday .

Partners:

Dr.A.V baliga Trust

Participants:

10

Take Action on Climate Change Korangi, Karachi, Pakistan

On October 30-31, 2019 the Youth Group together with Citizens' Forum and elected political representatives, launched a drive with the name of "Take Action on Climate Change" in two Union Councils of Korangi district. The objective was to mobilize Youth Group to raise awareness on the environmental issues in their locality. Awareness sessions were held with people on the street. The sessions were followed by plantation drive in which the Youth Group members planted trees at the appropriate places. Finally, together they developed an Action Plan that how every participating individual would trickledown the same awareness and action oriented approach in their respective areas.

Partners:

DevCon

Participants:

70

Ecological Child Rights Dialogue Raffingora, Zimbabwe

Global Action Month is in full swing and children from Raffingora got in on the action. Over the weekend they held an Ecological Child Rights Dialogue with their community leaders and implored them to act decisively on environmental issues affecting them and their community.

 

The village headmen pledged to proactively work on addressing the environmental issues facing the local community, the dialogue culminated with the tree planting by the village headmen and the children.

 

#GAM2019

Partners:

ZNCWC, RNCYPT

Participants:

53

GAM 2019 Radio Interview Harare, Zimbabwe

A radio discussion on the importance of Global Action Month, what it intends to achieve and moreover highlight some of the challenges faced by children in Zimbabwe. The discussion managed to raise awareness on the importance of safeguarding environmental child rights.

Partners:

ZNCWC, RNCYPT

Participants:

5

Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC Pune, India

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UNCRC - children from TDH projects across Pune came together to talk about ecological rights and how it impacts their lives. The event provided a platform for these children's voices to be heard through dance, puppet shows, theatre, posters, banners and other displays.

 

The event also saw the launch of a child friendly version of a report on the status of children in India. This report currently in English would be translated into multiple languages and help children across the country understand their rights.

 

The release was presided over by Edgar Marsh - President of TDH - Germany and Mini Shrinivasan who wrote this version of the report.

Partners:

Tara Mobile Creche, New Vision India, Kashtakari Panchayat, Nirman

Participants:

100

CAM MOTOR CLEAN UP Eiffel Flats , Kadoma, ZIMBABWE

Children from CAM & MOTOR Primary School conducted a clean up campaign at their school to raise awareness on the impact of litter around their localities. The clean up campaign sensitized the school on the dangers of a dirty environment and the benefits of a clean environment.

Partners:

ZNCWC, RNCYPT

Participants:

25

Clean water & Sanitation campaign Chamoli, India

A bunch of 42 youth including children from a small village of Jumakhet of Chamoli district, Uttarakhand aimed to clean the contaminated water sources affecting large number of people from diarrhea, food poisoning, kidney problem, bleeding, seizures and other water borne diseases. Five months ago, AMAN had done a water quality testing of 11 villages at National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development resulted in E - Coli bacteria in most of the water sources. Hence, 42 youth and children on 5th November 2019 sensitized people through rally, campaign and public dialogue to use clean and boiled water, drinking water rights and about the water crisis in near future as well. They also cleaned four water sources and springs. People in the villages bring water from the springs and rivers and use it for drink, bath and other consumption. Women group also took part and contributed to such better effort of youth in this campaign.

Partners:

AMAN

Participants:

42

Oath for plastic free village Sitapur , India

To observe Global action month, youth group facilitated the oath taking programme in village and sensitized participants about harmful effects of single use plastic and use of chemicals in farming .

 

And at last all the participants took oath to make their village plastic free.

Partners:

PACE

Participants:

33

Celebration of Children's Day Sitapur, India

Youth and children as next generation have the right to healthy future.

 

To celebrate children rights , youth group of Sitapur celebrated National Children's Day i.e 14/11/2019 in Middle school of Harriya Village.They organized different activities and competition. Youth group also motivated children for keeping their surroundings clean to live healthy and better life .

Partners:

PACE

Participants:

97

YOUTH MOBILIZATION ON THE TOPIC "HOW CAN WE APPLY THE LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION TO LIVE SAFE FROM VIOLENCE " MWANZA(WADADA FO GBV ORG), TANZANIA

This activity has done in mwanza region (Tanzania), (12) out of school youth members from Igombe street were main participants with me FRANK DEUS ( National youth delegate in Tanzania )

The topic was "HOW CAN WE APPLY LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION TO LIVE SAFE FROM VIOLENCE"THIS topic was very hot in discussion because most of youngs are still in their home depending their gurdians in everything like basic needs ie food , clothes, etc .

But basically the activity went well and we learnt some lessons .

Partners:

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH NETWORK

Participants:

12

Life skill training for better life option (children and youth 16-24 age) Dudauli municipality-2, sindhuli, Nepal

Introduction

A three days long training on " Life skill training for better life option" is organized by Relief Nepal and HUDECC, Sindhuli in Duduli Municipality 2 with the support from DECHSER/TdH Germany in Sindhuli district. With the aim to equip with essential skills to cope emotions and manage stress the training was organized which was held in Kamala Sceondary School from 14 th-16th November, 2019 in Dudauli Municipality, Sindhuli.

 

The Objective

The major objective of the training was to equip young people with essential skills to cope emotions and manage stress age between 16-24 years. Some specific objectives are:

- Capacitate the young people and adolescent on life skills

- Help them to understand problem and build an analytical skills to set goals and prepare for it

The Content

 

• Difference between Life Skills and Livelihood Skills

• 10 life skills

• How to say NO

• Goal Setting

Tools and Techniques

To make training more interesting, understandable and participatory various tools and techniques were used during the 3-day long training. Here are some of the major tools used during the training:

 

• Group work

• Presentation

• Case Study

• Exhibition Method

• Snow Bowling

• Speed Dating

• Drawing

• Human Bingo

• Various games and energizers

• Question and Answer

• Experience Sharing

• Buzz Group Discussion

Partners:

Relief Nepal and HUDECC Sindhuli

Participants:

19

Cricket for Climate - Final Match Korangi, Karachi, Pakistan

Final cricket match was held at Gadhafi cricket ground in Korangi. The very objective of the activity was to mobilize youth through sports for environment and livelihoods promotion in the area. A large number of men, women and children of the area attended the event. This was the final match. The closing ceremony was attended by elected political leadership of District Municipal Corporation, Korangi, representatives of local power looms indistry, social activists, and community members.

Partners:

DevCon

Participants:

700

Community Awareness Campaign Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe

Children and Young People from Chitungwiza gathered to discuss and share on environmental and peace issues affecting their community. The discussion focused on the challenges they are facing in environmental issues, peace and co-existence in their communities. The meeting culminated in the development of key advocacy messages and issues to take up with the local authority.

Partners:

ZNCWC, RNCYPT

Participants:

35

GLOBAL ACTION MONTH MUNGER, INDIA

Sankal Sabha in 2 School . participant 485 children present .

Partners:

TDH (terre des homes0

Participants:

485

Clean Drive Delhi, India

This is continuation of last week cleaning drive.We all know water is the basic need of our life and specially our river, lake and ocean etc. We people are making these things dirty and pollute. As we described in our last description that we youth stared Cleaning Drive in Holambi Kalan (Delhi) for cleaning one of our lake where people celebrate Chat Puja (Festival) and they do holy bathing in that lake, after that worship we people make it dirty and we throw plastics bag, disposal cups, statue of god etc. So this Sunday 15 youths and some community people went there and clean that lake.

Partners:

Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial Trust

Participants:

15

Cleanliness and tree plantation campaign Karachi, Ibrahim Hyderi, Pakistan

On the occasion of Global Action Month, children of fishing community of the local Six schools and different areas of both UCs started Cleanliness and tree plantation campaign in the area. Participating in tree plantation, child club members with the immediate support of youth group and teaching staff planted 150 trees in schools of Ibrahim Hyderi and Ali Akber Shah the respective living areas of local fishermen and Bengali migrant’s communities. Environmental degradation is a immediate challenge that fishing communities is realising in the wake of deforestation of mangroves forest, widespread use of plastic bags, draining of industrial contaminated water in the sea and dumping of urban and industrial waste in the areas has severely affected the health and environment.

 

Keeping in view upgradation of environment, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum with the support of terre des hommes has initiated awareness on ecological protection and practice to improve the environment. Total 200 children, 50 youth and 100 community members are taking part in Global Action Month campaign for environmental protection.

Partners:

PFF

Participants:

350

TV Interview on Global Action Month Pockets Hill, Harare, Zimbabwe

We had a live television interview about the Global Action Month on Zimbabwe Television(ZTV) where we shared on the Global Action Month and what we intend to achieve.

Partners:

ZNCWC, RNCYPT

Participants:

2

Environmental Debate Marondera, Zimbabwe

As #GAM2019 progresses Junior Councillors from the City of Harare organised and conducted an Environmental Debate at Town House. The debate touched on the impact of environmental degradation on the development of children and their communities. Key issues and takeaways from the discussion will form the base for key advocacy on environmental issues for the Junior Council.

Partners:

ZNCWC, RNCYPT

Participants:

69

India's Children - Where do we stand New Delhi, India

On the occasion of 30 years of UNCRC ,two days event is organized in Delhi on India's children"Where do we stand" (18th November- 19th November ).In said event 61 children from 23 states are participating. The day started with warm up session for children and session on "what is the difference between needs,wants and rights".

And the day followed by important session on the various aspects of children's issues including #Early Child hood care &

Development and Right to Education #Child Health and Ecological rights of Children #Child Protection and Children with disabilities#Children &Media and Child Participation.

Through various activities conducted in different groups,children expressed their views and shared their experiences among themselves about the mentioned topics.

Partners:

HAQ

Participants:

134

Conformando nuestra Red Jinotega, NICARAGUA

18 jóvenes mujeres y hombres representantes de la Red de Jóvenes de TDH-A en Nicaragua de las Organizaciones coparte La Cuculmeca, Tuktan Sirpi, INPHRU Somoto y CESESMA.

 

Logramos compartir nuestros objetivos en común en la promoción de nuestros derechos ambientales y la construcción de una cultura de paz. Son pocos los espacios donde podemos alzar nuestra voz, hemos temido por nuestra seguridad pero nos mueve, que solo alzando nuestra voz será escuchada y esparcida por todo el mundo.

 

Nuestras perspectivas son fortalecernos como RED y motivar a otros jóvenes tanto de la zona rural como urbana, a fortalecer sus capacidades de organización y participación activa de sus comunidades. Incluir en los espacios procesos vivenciales que nos ayude a crecer con autoestima, auto-control y con liderazgo incluyente.

 

Saludos a todas y todas!!!!!

Partners:

TDH Alemania

Participants:

18

Cleaning campaign in school Manthali, Ramechhap, Nepal

School children and teachers were sensitized about environment protection. They started cleaning action from their respective school as well as protecting plants of school premises. The activity was organized in collaboration with school children and authorities. Students and authorities are slowing internalizing the issue of environment protection.

Partners:

Community Development Society(CDS)

Participants:

66

Celebrating 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Geneva, Switzerland

A delegation of the International Youth Network of terre des hommes schweiz was able to participate in the 30th anniversary conference of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and exchange views with people from all over the world about the past, present and future of children's rights. Nothing about us without us!

Partners:

Terre des Hommes Suisse

Participants:

700

Young people from Odisha come together to work on Sustainable Development Kolkata, India

73 youths from 10 districts of Odisha came together to participate in 2 days’ Youth Camp on Ecology & Environment – discussions ensued on the SDGs and how the youths can build strategies for actions towards making the SDGs a reality - at the end of the meeting the youths formed a state level Core Committee to work towards that end

Partners:

PECUC, Disha, Cause

Participants:

73

Quiz contest on environmental child rights (Global Action month ) Dudauli municipality-3, sindhuli, Nepal

Objectives of this GAM activities as follows:

1) To communicating about children's environmental rights.

2) To assist in the protection of the environment.

 

Achievements

1) 45 children were obtain knowledge about children's environmental rights.

2) They have make commitment to play a role in environment protection.

Partners:

Relief Nepal

Participants:

45

Remove the Polythene and Save the Earth Delhi, India

Focusing poor air quality and pollution level of Delhi and side by side, excessive usage of polythene as a major causative factor, the youth have grounded a campaign POLYTHENE HATO DHARTI BACHO, which means remove polythene and save the earth. It is organised by Mangolpuri and Holambi Kalan youths member, more then 300 people came for watching this act and youths taught them the art of paper and cloth bag making.

Partners:

Dr. A.V. Baliga Memorial Trust

Participants:

14

Children of Kokrajhar spread the message of tolerance and inclusion on Children’s Day Kolkata, India

Children & youth from Bodo, Adivasi and Nepali communities living in Kokrajhar, Assam, came together on 14th November as part of Children’s Day and GAM celebrations to stage a play celebrating unity in diversity. The children had been trained by a local theatre group called Theatre for Peace, the children from the different groups also staged dance and music performances showcasing the different cultures. The celebrations ended with a girls’ football tournament, each of the competing teams were mixed-ethnic teams. Altogether 155 children and youth participated in the event and around 150 local community members were present to witness the play and the team performances.

Partners:

NERSWN

Participants:

155

Awareness session on How to make environment friendly Chachro, Pakistan

GAM was celebrated at Village Sawai Kolhi , is remote area of district Tharparkar Sindh, Pakistan which is almost derived from all basic facilities of life. On dated 12 November GAM was celebrated at GPS Sawai Kolhi, Children where learnt about to make village cleaned children shown their environmental effect on human life, like drought has change all living standards of habitats into hazards. awareness session was delivered at School and community level at end of session a rally was also organized with slogan "Plant trees and protect our environment" by villagers to convey the message about importance of tree.

Partners:

Association for Water, applied Education and Renewable Energy-AWARE

Participants:

30

GAM ORIENTATION MEETING JUNIOR COUNCILLORS Harare, ZIMBABWE

On Friday the first of November 2019, a Global Action Month orientation meeting to introduce Global Action Month to the Harare City Junior Councillors . The launch was characterized by enlightenment on what Global Action Month is, the existing ecological rights of children, effects of environmental pollution on children and what has been occurring during GAM since 2014. Briefing was made on what shall be happening in the four weeks of November, and the role junior councilors will be playing.

Partners:

ZNCWC, RNCYPT

Participants:

56

Viva la Vulva Basel, Switzerland

We're watching the movie Viva la Vulva. We then design vulva sculptures, inspired by the artist Megumi Igarashi, who creates works of art from the vulvas that address the social problems of women*.

 

At the same time as the Global Action Month, the 16 Days against Violence against Women campaign is taking place. As part of this campaign, we are organizing this evening as part of the programme of Iamaneh's film festival frauenstark! (http://www.filmfestival-frauenstark.ch/).

Partners:

IAMANEH

Participants:

30

Polythene free Campaign Mirzapur, India

Youth Network Mirzapur raised awareness about harmful effects of plastic and distributed paper bags to near by shopkeepers for use.They urged people to carry cloth bags for shopping .

Partners:

PACE

Participants:

13

Conference for objective and use of Seed bank and organic farming Sitapur, India

Youth network of Sitapur shared their activities for environment protection and objective of organizing Global Action Month with community and media.

They also shared about making of Seed banks and organic farming.

Partners:

PACE

Participants:

17

GAM 2019 Podcast Harare, Zimbabwe

A podcast on the history of Global Action Month, the work we are doing on ccombatting climate change and its effects on children and young people. anchor.fm/nyasha-dick/episodes/Global-Action-Month-2019-Brief-e8qstm/a-a10bnkd

Partners:

ZNCWC, RNCYPT

Participants:

2

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Young People Act for Change

The children and youth of the terre des hommes’ International Youth Network (IYN) first initiated the Global Action Month (GAM) on Child Rights in 2014. Every year during the month of November, on the occasion of the anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, children and youth of the IYN worldwide take public actions to raise their demands in relation to the realization of their rights.

Since 2014, the GAM has become the most successful project of the IYN that shows the power of bringing in the voices of young people. Founded in 2011, the IYN is the platform for exchange between and among young people from the different project regions of terre des hommes all over the world.

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Strengthening the rights of children

This year, young people all over the world will mobilize for the GAM 2019 with focus on the children´s right to a healthy future amidst the threat of climate change and peace building.  These two fields of actions are key working areas of Terre des Hommes Germany and terre des hommes Switzerland in their work with children and youth.

2019 was marked by many climate catastrophes and the number of conflicts and fragile contexts in the world increased. Both aspects are often related and children and youth suffer the consequences although they are not responsible for it.

While children did not cause the climate crisis, they daily bear the brunt of its consequences. Every day millions of children suffer water shortages, droughts, floods, storms, melting glaciers. Children hardly cause any greenhouse gases and environmental pollution, but they suffer most from the ill effects. Children and youth demand their governments and the global society changes to happen now through effective policies that decisively address with urgency the challenges of the climate crisis.

The focus on peace building emphasizes the reality that many children and youth suffer conflicts and insecurity. These can be a consequence of the climate crisis that many countries in the global South suffer from.

Through creative campaigns and community projects, young people are managing to stop the cycle of fear and mutual mistrust in regions affected by violence. In youth groups, young people learn that there are alternatives to violence. The youth demand from their government to grow up in a peaceful society.

Completely utopian? See us make it happen!


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