Realising children’s right to a healthy environment

  This statement is made on behalf of the Child Rights Connect Working Group on child rights and the environment and the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative. No group is more vulnerable to environmental harm than children. The numbers are truly shocking. More than 1.7 million children under the age of five lose their lives every […]

MY PLANET – MY RIGHTS! Recognize children’s right to a healthy environment!

Every child has the right to a healthy environment. But, this is severely threatened! The global environmental crisis, climate change, extinction of species, plastic waste and water and air pollution massively endanger the chances of survival, especially of children: Every year 1.7 million children die before their fifth birthday from drinking contaminated water or breathing polluted […]

Awareness Raising on ECR In the Context of COVID-19

  In order to create a healthy environment for children amid COVID-19 threat, child and youth participation, among others, is instrumental and play important role in this process. Therefore, trained child peer educators of the project “Integrated Program to Support Poor and Vulnerable Children and Families through the Development of their Livelihoods and Political Participation” […]

Global Initiative on Advancing Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment

Global Initiative on Advancing Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment Outcome Report for the Regional Expert Consultation for East Asia and the Pacific Bogor, Indonesia: 22-23 October 2019 The Global Initiative on Advancing Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment was launched in early 2019. The Initiative aims to build on positive progress made in connecting […]

The #NoPlastik! Program up and running in Indonesia!

Why plastic waste? “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” .  Terre des homes Germany launched and is strengthening – and as we speak expanding – its Environmental Child Rights action with its Indonesia partners this year. In 2018 terre des hommes and partners identified the issue […]

Consumption without Child Labor

According to the ILO, 152 million children between the ages of five and 17 years work. Among them, 72 million girls and boys are in dangerous work, such as in quarries or commercial plantations. They do night work or have far too long working hours. Consumption without child labor – tips for a fair purchase […]

Philippine Partners’ Statement Against Arbitrary Arrest of Minors

PHILIPPINES: The President ordered a directive to implement “Oplan Tambay” to round up “loiterers” in public spaces, including children in street situations. The intention for this may be well-meaning but these arbitrary arrests are not for the best interest of the children. Here is the statement of child rights advocates about the situation.  

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