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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 .
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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 .
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.
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/).
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 .
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.
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
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