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.
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.
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.
Lyari Girls Cafe
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.
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
La Cuculmeca/ Nicaragua and Ursulaschule/ Deutschland
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 .
Dr.A.V baliga Trust
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tara Mobile Creche, New Vision India, Kashtakari Panchayat, Nirman
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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 .
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH NETWORK
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 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
• 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
• Case Study
• Exhibition Method
• Snow Bowling
• Speed Dating
• Human Bingo
• Various games and energizers
• Question and Answer
• Experience Sharing
• Buzz Group Discussion
Relief Nepal and HUDECC Sindhuli
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.
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.
Sankal Sabha in 2 School . participant 485 children present .
TDH (terre des homes0
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.
Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial Trust
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!
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.
Community Development Society(CDS)
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!
Terre des Hommes Suisse
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
PECUC, Disha, Cause
Objectives of this GAM activities as follows:
1) To communicating about children's environmental rights.
2) To assist in the protection of the environment.
1) 45 children were obtain knowledge about children's environmental rights.
2) They have make commitment to play a role in environment protection.
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.
Dr. A.V. Baliga Memorial Trust
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.
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.
Association for Water, applied Education and Renewable Energy-AWARE
GAM was celebrated at Government Lower Secondary School Kankio, where Initially discussed about environmental issues which affects on our life then students made a drawing and highlighted issues related their life each student present their drawing with proper explanation fronts students.at the end of presentation each student suggests about how get rid off from unexpected environment affect by doing little contribution like tree plantation.
Association for Water, Applied Education and Renewable Energy-AWARE
141 children covering 5 villages of Ukhrul District, Manipur came together to raise awareness about cleanliness. The children cleaned their Government School compound and planted locally available flowers and trees surrounding their school compound.
This initiative was taken during the Global Action Month by the facilitators to make the children to take care of their own surrounding and learn about the importance of environment and ecology.
Children and adolescents from 7 villages of Manipur celebrated Global Action Month on 16th November in a local school of Lhunnajang Village of Chandel District by taking a pledge of “Saying No to Plastic”. The children also conducted a cleanliness drive in the village area around the school and later participated in a drawing & essay writing competition on the themes of – deforestation, ways to manage plastic waste and counteracting water pollution. Altogether 84 children participated in the program
Centre for Women & Girls (CWG)
80 School going Children from 5 villages in Badwani District took the oath to protect their environment by reducing the usage of single-use plastics and planting trees.
On the occasion of Global Action month and to sensitize community about environment protection and conversation Disha Vihar organized awareness march in Munger city on 16/11/2019.
500 children and women from different organizations and groups gathered at company garden ,Munger.The BDO of Munger Ms.Veena Mishra flagged the march and said " Global warming has been impacting the whole world, so environment conservation is the need of the hour to lessen its impact and by protecting water,forest and land ,we can save and clean our environment"
Participants generated awareness in city about environment conservation, plantation and cleanliness. They were holding placards and handmade posters in their hands apprised villagers about environment protection. They requested public to plant at aleast one sapling in one month.
The march passed by Kila parisar and concluded at Dilip Dharmshala ,Munger.
To observe Global Action Month,Disha Vihar Munger ,Bihar had organized sensitization programme on environment protection and oath taking ceremony in Middle schools of Munger on 14th and 15th November,2019.
Team created awareness about issues of climate change and asked children to pledge that they will plant more and more trees to protect the environment.
Photo voice is the intermingling of photos and words to address social ills and societal needs.this year cap youth network embark on this project to address ecological child rights through photo voice thus we went to Russels Science College and raised awareness on ECR.we received an overwhelming response and a lot need to be done to spread the news , this came after a number of children who were present confirmed that there were aware of the promblems affecting them yet they did not know that they had environmental rights.photo voice will be an ongoing activity and we are going to invite councilor and map a way forward so as to ensure these rights are respected and granted to every child.
My name is Tinotenda Zimuto a Prefect at MKOBA 3 HIGH SCHOOL, l am doing my form three studies. My Father has a Men & Women's Clinic where I visit when am not busy with school work. Having discovered that children at my school were facing a lot of challenges, some of my teachers came to me and advised me to open up a club, that would focus on the issues that affect CHILDREN, their RIGHT and to also to stop violence against children and to promote environmental child rights. So l started meetings at my school, to have a meeting with the public speakers and we come up with the ELEVATORS OF HOPE CLUB (EOH Club), a club that seeks to promote children with their rights, no matter how rich or poor you are. Here in Zimbabwe a lot of children are committing suicide, just because of how their rights are neglected. So we decided to team up, as a children's right club to see how best we can mitigate these challenges. Our motto for 2019 is SPREAD THE WORD, TAKE A LEAD AND LEND A HAND. So l am the DREAM club /EOH CLUB, PRESIDENT and MASO YOUTHS PROJECTS, COORDINATOR.
I am yet to get the publishing rights about pictures so no pictures for now
National Aids Council, Maso, Dreams and Young for real
Around 40 children participated in a rally program to spread awareness on ecological rights in their community.
GAM was celebrated at Government Primary School Salhoo Ram Ji Dhani. Team discussed on how to make our environment friendly with example on black board all students took keen interest in lecture program on environmental affect.
Association for Water, Applied Education and Renewable Energy-AWARE
Youth group of Kushinagar demonstrated the method of making organic pesticide by putting stall in Jamuna crossinng tola ,Kushinagar.
Youth had put their stall and motivate the community for using the organic pesticide and manure in their fields. They shared the recipe of making it at home ,its usage and also shared about its benefit like how pesitice help farmers to produce more with less land,help keep food affordable, reduce waterborne and insect transmitted diseases, conserve the environment .
213 people visited their stall and seemed very interested to learn the recipe.
MASO Youth Network team leading the Global Action month activities. The team had a planning meeting on how they will raise awaress against environmental child rights violations.
Midlands AIDS Services Organization
Se Realizo una caminata conmemorando los 30 años sobre la convención de los derechos del niño y por el medio ambiente, al finalizar se realizaron juegos y se regalaron semillas del arbol cipres para su planteación.
Red de Jovenes Aj Kat Iximulew (Red de Jovenes tejedores por el bienestar de Guatemala)
Se realizo un foro con todas las co-partes que conforman la Red de Jóvenes Aj kat Iximulew ( Red de jóvenes, tejedores por el bienestar de Guatemala)
El foro trato sobre tres temas importantes: el primero sobre los 30 años sobre la convención de los derechos del niño;
La niñez, adolescencia y juventud su contexto (violencia, derechos y educación) desde la perspectiva de los adolescentes.
Y la temática del medio ambiente y el buen vivir ...
RED DE JOVENES AJ KAT IXIMULEW
Around 25 children and youth organising a campaign against single-use polythene bags. They went to the weekly market and interacted with the shopkeepers and vegetable vendors and request them to use cloth bags or paper bags instead of polythene bags. The children also performed a street play to sensitise people around to carry cloth bags while going out to buy anything. The campaign got huge media coverage and the children got appreciation from a local ward member.
More than 60 children and youth came together to protest against the cutting down of 300 and more trees in Bhopal city for the purpose of construction of rest house for political party leaders as well as other infrastructures development work.
NIWCYD organised a week-long awareness campaign on child rights with special focus on ecological child rights. Under this campaign, the organisation reached out to more than 10 government schools where they organised quizzes to understand the level of awareness among the students and based on that a discussion was done with the students and teachers. Along with quizzes, a film on child rights and climate change was screened and a sports activity was organised for the students.
Muskaan organised slum level awareness programme on child rights through film screening on the occasion of 30 years of UNCRC. In the film screening event, more than 500 children and youth from 8 slums participated along with their parents. The event was organised during the evening time so that both children and adults can attend the meeting. They were first told about the child rights which was followed by the screening of short documentary film and discussion round.
On the occasion of #30yearsofUNCRC, HAQ: Centre for Child Rights in collaboration with Terre des hommes Germany-India programme (tdh-G), Prayas, Campaign Against Child Trafficking (CACT), and Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL) and Centre for Education and Communication (CEC) launched the 3rd status report “India's Children Continue to Challenge Our Conscience".
The launch of the book followed by a public hearing that included 13 children from around the country. Children in the age group of 12 to 17 years shared their concern to jury on diverse issues and covered wide range of subjects from right to education, drug abuse, and child labour, impact of NRC in Assam and concern of children in Kashmir
In their statement the jury noted that “Several new challenges have emerged .These include climate change ,air and other kinds of pollution ,increasing migration ,impact of conditions of conflict ,the question of identity and citizenship (such as statelessness ,implementation of NRC and concerns of refugee children).The prevailing situation of Kashmir was duly noted with concerns where children’s access to education and psycho social health has been impacted”
“Through the testimonials of the children, it is evident that denial of rights and entitlements is increasing”, the jury stated. The jury concluded that there is an urgent need for the government and civil society to undertake awareness campaigns to address the issues.
Please visit the link below to read and download the Report:
www.haqcrc.org/…/indias-children-continue-to-chall…/rious domain experts on range of issues. A glimpse into the issues covered in the Report
Objectives of this GAM activities as follows:
1) To communicating about children's environmental rights.
2) To assist in the protection of the environment.
1) 23 Children were prepare different picture regarding the regular use of toilet , waste management and the use of pure drinking water.
2) They have make commitment to play a role in environment protection.
To assert ecological rights of children ,16 years old Zeba Khatoon ,a resident of slum cluster in Sunder Nagri in North East Delhi used the platform to raise her voice for clean and healthy environment.She deposed before a jury of former Supreme Court and High Court judges and other prominent citizens on the occasion of 30 years of UNCRC. She shared her worries over mounting home work due to "pollution" holidays,the trauma of children living around landfills sites and dangers of water pollution and climate change.
Zeba asserted in her deposition at the public hearing that focus on safe surroundings and clean environment should be central to policy making .Stirred by her depression ,the jury in its statement emphasized on the need to focus on "emerging new challenges -climate change,air and other kinds of pollution"that impact children and their overall development.
Muskaan had organised an event on poetry to promote the young writers. The theme of the poetry event was child rights. Around 15 children 5 youths presented their poetry in the programme. In total, more than 70 children participated in the programme.
Around 40 children organised a rally from their slums to the Police Station and met the police officials to discuss about the issues and concerns related to child protection in their area. They also submitted a written application related to the major issues in their locality. The Police officials interacted with the children group members and listen to them carefully and ensured to provide support to the children and also look into the matters raised by the children.
A State-level consultation on Child Rights status was organised by NIWCYD in Bhopal on 20th November 2019 on the occasion of 30 years of UNCRC. Around 120 children participated in the programme and talk about their opinion regarding the present status of child rights in their area. Also, discussions were done on Sustainable Development Goals. Besides this, 10 children and 15 adults were awarded for their contribution towards ensuring child rights. The event was attended by State-level government officials from various departments.
Youth network of Kushinagar ,U.P facilitated orientation meeting with students at Ma Sarawati Devi Intermediate College ,Kodra.
Youth group raised awareness about harm full effects of plastic and also sensitized students about effects of stagnant water which is the main reason of Japanese encephalitis (JE) in Kushinagar.
Youth also shared effective ways of prevention from that disease.
10 children and youth got together and build a tank in their village to collect the rainwater. this collected water will be used for irrigation purpose during the dry season. This module has inspired many people and people from nearby villages are visiting this village to see the module of rainwater harvesting done by children and youth.
around 60 children of Korku tribe from 10 villages in Rahatgaon block of Harda district participated in a week-long awareness campaign on child rights. The children organised rallies in their villages and wall writing with slogans on child rights. Also, these children spread awareness among the community on climate change and the roles of individuals towards ecology conservation.
MMKSS organised a week-long campaign in 10 villages of Korba district to make the community understand the importance of ecological rights and how to preserve the indigenous plant species which are becoming obsolete. For this, members of children group performed a street play which was followed up the discussion of ways to preserve the indigenous plant species.
A child rights conference was organized with the joint efforts of Aman, Hesco and TPVS in Garsain in Chamoli district on the occasion of thirty years of United Nations Child Rights Agreement. Conference started with a rally with participation of children, youth, women and social workers .They raised slogans and done advocacy for child rights.
Programme started with welcome songs, and followed by discussion on the situation of child rights in the country and the world, the background of UNCRC and the importance of UNCRC were highlighted and challenges in achieving child rights were shared before the participants.
An exhibition was also organized in this program. The exhibition focused on children's environmental rights. In this, selected pictures of selected children were also displayed of school competition, this competition was held in schools on impact on children due to increasing water crisis and environmental imbalance.
105 participants including local representatives, social workers, social institution representatives, local schools, teachers participated in this programme.
AMAN,TPVS and HESCO
Objectives of this GAM activities as follows:
1) To communicating about children's environmental rights.
2) To assist in the protection of the environment.
Relief Nepal and HUDECC Sindhuli
Children in 3 villages of Kawardha district cleaned their school premise and planted vegetable plants in their school which will be utilised for their Mid Day Meals as well. 2 students have taken responsibility of one plant each. They are also encouraging their families to start kitchen garden in their house. These children had planned to planted fruit trees around their school area.
Shikhar Yuva Manch
A two days of consultation was organised in Bilaspur city where 32 children from PVTG and 10 children from a minority group participated. On the first day, the children understood their rights and then discussed about the gaps in implementations of the rights and the major issues faced by them. on the second day, officials from various government departments attended the programme where the children presented their concerns and the officials interacted with the children directly. Some of the major issues raised by the children were related to education, health, water availability and environment.
Shikhar Yuva Manch and MMKSS
On the occasion of Global Action Month, children of fishing community of different areas of both UCs started Cleanliness campaign in the area of Ali Akber Shah. Participating in Cleanliness Campaign, with the immediate support of youth group and stakeholders cleaned different streets of Ali Akber Shah. The respective living areas of local fishermen and Bengali migrant’s communities.
Keeping in view up-gradation 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 50 children, 100 youth and 50 community members are taking part in Global Action Month campaign for environmental protection.
Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum-PFF
Plastic bags have become an integral part of everyone’s life as it is very handy to carry our stuffs in plastic bags. But one thing we all forget that every convenience comes with some or the other drawbacks. Plastic bags have become a threat to our ecosystem and it has also started affecting the biodiversity of our planet. Children and Youth of Holambi Kalan (Delhi) prepared paper bags and distributed to local shopkeepers as sample then 104 children and youth organised community awareness rally on 26/11/2019.
Dr. A.V. Baliga Memorial Trust
Children's group named “The Green Army” presented street play on 'Climate Change' & 'Fridays for Future' to the children and staff from other tdh partner organizations and guests. They set up a stall & display of posters on environment. Interacted with children from other organizations, tdh and guests.
Children visited Paani foundation, an organization working on water conservation and learnt following things though various activiteis, discussions, films..
Negative impact of various human activities on Nature & Environment
• Relation between Human beings and development
• Understanding and information about the importance of water in the life of Human beings and Animals
• Careful usage of water and bad habits
• Information and importance about water conservation, main principles.
• Conservation of water in smaller level
Community Street Theater on Youth and Children Environmental Rights organized was organized in Korangi on November 25, 2019. The main purpose was to creating environmental awareness within community by using theater technique as channel of education. Through this theater youth were also identified who had the potential to become leaders in environmental drive.
In the community theater youth and citizen addressed environmental issue in Korangi and discussed the solution for environmental protection. Theater attended by 100 youth, 50 women, 50 citizen, business man, politicians, sports persons, councilors, chairperson, active women and 200 children. Through their participation in the community theater young people resolved that they will take the agenda forward at their own level as well.
In order to keep clean environment for schoolchildren, on 27 November 2019 237 schoolchildren (121 girls) joined rubbish picking activities in Chanimet primary school situated in Roka Popram commune town, Tbong Khamum province, Cambodia. As this school is close to a busy market in the commune town, some rubbish are littered by market vendors as well as by schoolchildren themselves. This cleaning campaign is led by Khemara Organization in cooperation with school principal, teachers and commune authority.
Citizen Child Youth Media Project seeks to empower children especially in disadvantaged communities to use media as a tool for development. Members from all their cluster are promoting the Global Action Month via social media platforms. 6 clusters in Chitungwiza with 20 leaders per cluster are actively involved in this activity. Most leaders and their 4 by 4 members are opting to post their videos on WhatsApp platforms to reach out to a wider audience.
Tdh partner organisation HEAL and Eco club members of Mother Ganammal B.Ed College Madathattuvilai jointly organized the Eco Friendly Exposure visit on 19th November, in order to promote the importance of creation and maintenance of ecofriendly systems in order to protect the earth and support the global climate change. They visited Government run Eco Park, it consists of multi crop system, solid waste management system, nursery garden of various crops, trip irrigation system, this park preserves a balance eco gadget. Secondly Manakudy Mangrove Forest and Estuary was visited, this is an ideal man-made mangrove forest that promotes Biodiversity in that region. Thirdly, they visited Eco Friendly Seashell Burner Unit at Puthukudiyiruppu was visited, here they learnt about reduction of air pollution and promotion of ecofriendly sea shell burner. Finally, they visited Natural Coastal Sand dune at Periyakadu to understand the importance of planting long standing trees in the coastal areas which protects the region from sea erosion and heavy storm. The participants gained more knowledge on climate change and the steps to be taken to promote development and protection of environment, and decided to protect water, soil, air and biodiversity in their region. Pamphlets on promoting Children’s Environmental Rights was distributed.
Tdh partner organisation HEAL conducted an environment awareness programme on 20th Novmber at Government middle school, Chothavilai, Kanyakumari District. Importance of protecting environment and importantly Children’s rights to a healthy environment was explained and understood by all the children, as a result, children decided to protect water, soil, air and biodiversity in their region. The students also shared about their activities inside their school campus in order to promote and maintain their school as plastic free, clean and green campus. Pamphlets on promoting Children’s Environmental Rights was distributed among children, youth and community members.
Tdh partner HEAL conducted a Environment awareness programme on 18th November, as part of Global Action Month among the children of Little Flower High School, Melamanakudy, Kanyakumari District. Importance of protecting environment and importantly Children’s rights to a healthy environment was explained and understood by all the children, as a result, children decided to protect water, soil, air and biodiversity in their region. The need to ensure availability of natural environment, clean air, protected water, chemical-free soil and healthy food to children was explained. The students also shared about their activities inside their school campus in order to promote and maintain their school as plastic free, clean and green school campus. Pamphlets on promoting Children’s Environmental Rights was distributed among children, youth and community members.
"awareness on plastic waste during meetings"
During 2 days of the National Partners Meeting in Cambodia about 14 participants used 78 plastic bottles (single use). The winner (guessing the number of bottles) got a cake and the resolution of no more single use plastics bottles in 2020 is accepted. Takeo province , 20Nov2019.
All Cambodian partners
Rally about the global action month in the communities about "strengthening the rights of the children's".
Gramin Samaj Nepal (GSN)
Drama related to the "right to education" for the children and "environment education" for the protection of environment.
Malika Community Development Center (MCDC)
"Deuda Competition" (cultural folk song and dance) about climate change and their impacts in children's and "Art's Competition" about the environmental protection for the better future.
Rural People Upliftment Development Program (RPUDP)
"Speech Competition" about the ecological rights of the children's.
Human Rights and Environment Development Center (HuRENDEC)
We watched the film "Viva la Vulva" at the Global Action Month and the film festival frauenstark and painted vulvas afterwards. Besides, there were lively discussions. How do we deal with the female genitals? What is it like in our society? And why?
For diversity and against discrimination - also with regard to vulvas!
Youth group members protest in public places against the massive large scale infrastructure construction in Bhopal and cutting down of trees in huge numbers.
Radio discussion: "Incorporation of Youth and Children Voices in environmental policy discussions in the advent of climate change in Zimbabwe. 5 participants drawn from different areas of the country inclusive of Zvishavane, Marange, Chimanimani, Gweru and Harare (4 females and 1 male)
Access to safe drinking water is one of the greatest threats to child rights in Eiffel Flats, Kadoma. Environmental & human made factors have affected access to water. Children engaged their community leaders, parents and mining authorities on the impact of mining in their local area. Young people & their community resolved to engage stakeholders to push for action toward the crisis. #GAM2019
On 22th November, children from the school, teachers and villagers conducted a morning rally in the village with slogans, banners, posters giving message of gender equality. Around 100 people including 70 children participated in this rally. Essay competition for children was held in the afternoon on the topic of "should there be gender equality or not and why?" Around 110 school children from 3 villages participated in the essay competetion.
Astitva Samaj Vikas Sanstha
School Children in Hopley gathered and had a focus group discussion on the environmental challenges that are infringing their rights in their community. These included scarcity of clean water sources,lack of proper waste disposals mechanisms,environmental degradation and major land pollution. They were joined by their teachers in proposing possible solutions which include all stake holder meeting on the environmental challenges in Hopley,drilling of boreholes, accessing water supply from Harare City Council,clean up campaigns and to have proper waste management mechanisms in Hopley.
Environmental awareness rally by school children and government officials. Drawing competition among students about the environmental conservation.
Malika Community Development Center
A tree planting exercise was done at Gogo Jabangwe's children's home in Harare to sensitize children living in care institutions on their environmental child rights. After a dialogue on the Issues affecting them as children they resolved to come up with more environmental friendly initiatives at their home and the community at large. The event culminated in the tree planting at the home to help encourage sustainability.
1918 participants including 1718 children (and teachers, parents, anganwadi workers) across 15 villages organized campaign and rally for awareness on gender based violence against children, starting from from 14th November 2019 to 28th November 2019. Placards, posters, slogans etc. were part of this. Block level protection officer, police personnel also participated in these rally and campaigns.
Grameen Mahila Vikas Sanstha
On the 28th of November 2019, we held a children's summit on the sidelines of the Child Rights Coalition Conference. The Summit was a platform for the children with the youth networks to air out issues affecting children in Zimbabwe. The event culminated in a engagement with Parliamentarians on need for policy review to ensure the rights of children are realized.
ZNCWC, RNCYPT, TDH
A performing arts display was conducted by ha child led group House of Talents in Chitungwiza, raising awareness on environmental issues. Lest we say more watch and enjoy for your self
A TV interview on how environmental issues affect child rights was conducted. The Interview dissected the challenges faced by children and young people and found out that these also affect other rights as well as access to sexual reproductive health rights. Communities, local authorities were called upon to act decisively on these issues to ensure the rights of children are realized
On 8th November a school level awareness program was organized at Ayyalur Government Higher Secondary School for students. The Head Master of the School and the Additional District Judge Mr. Elango illustrated in their address about protection of Natural resources that will prevent water and air pollution. It was stressed that climate change has made drastic impacts like drought, flood and cyclone in the recent days. The children are affected due to the ill effects of climate change, hence protecting the natural resources like water, birds, animals and trees are highly important for a good Ecology and Eco-friendly life. Children were encouraged to protect water bodies in their region, encouraged to plant more trees in their homes, stop using plastic in their day to day living and proper waste disposal by segregation waste was encouraged. The programme reached to 210 children and 20 teachers.
HOPE, tdh partner organisation conducted an awareness rally in two of its operational villages called Puthur and Pudupatti on 16th November. In this rally 85 children participated, the programme reached about 310 village people. Awareness on ill effects of Plastic, alternatives for Plastic, Waste Management, preservation of water and water sources and bodies in their surrounding was created. Child Rights to healthy and clean environment was stressed during the rally. Concept of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle was introduced.
On 21st November, HOPE, tdh partner organisation conducted awareness meeting and cultural programme in Kadayanur village. 20 youth members and 150 village people participated in the programme. Awareness was created on the ways of protecting environment by promoting tree plantation in every home. Safe disposal of wastes in the villages, eradication of plastics, conservation of water sources like ponds, wells and reservoirs.
The concept of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle were introduced and thereby encouraged them to use Eco friendly products for day today domestic use. The children, youth and villagers were encouraged to use toilets and avoid open defecation in order to avoid air and water pollution in their villages and would protect them from water borne diseases like dengue, diarrhea and malaria during the monsoon. Children were educated to save water during the monsoon by promoting Rain water harvesting system in every home. The impacts of climate change like drought, flood and cyclone in the recent days were explained. Importance of protecting the Natural resources were stressed and need ecofriendly like was explained
HOPE, tdh partner organisation conducted an awareness meeting in three of its operational villages called Karunchinnanur, Morepatti and Vadugapatti on 19th November. In this programme 45 youth members participated, the programme reached about 270 village people. Awareness on ill effects of Plastic, alternatives for Plastic, Waste Management, preservation of water and water sources and bodies in their surrounding was created. Child Rights to health and clean environment was stressed during the meeting. Concept of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle was introduced. The children, youth and villagers were encouraged to use the toilets than using open defecation in order to prevent air and water pollution in their respective villages.
On 26th November, READ Foundation, tdh Partner organisation conducted awareness programme through cultural activity in Government High school in Kalkudi village of Viralimalai Block in Pudukottai District. The purpose of the programme was to create awareness on Children’s Right to a Healthy and safe Environment. The cultural activists were invited to create awareness through songs and music which reached the children easily. Children were created awareness on Child Rights, Indian Constitution and its guarantees, Importance of Education, Gender discrimination, child protection and prevention of children from becoming child labour or getting married as children. The children were particularly educated on current crisis of Climate change and necessary actions to be taken in order to safeguard the local natural resources. Children were encouraged to plant more trees, save water, keep their surrounding clean and free from pollution, segregation and safe disposal of waste. It was stressed that every child has rights to a Safe and Healthy environment. 468 children and 17 teachers participated in the programme and got enlightened about issues pertaining to Environment, climate change and its causes.