From 12th-18th November this year, millions of young people around the world will meet with parliamentarians and local decision-makers to issue a challenge: what will they do to ensure that all children in their communities and around the world are free, safe, and educated?
Throughout the week, young people in and out of school will be learning about the challenges faced by the most marginalised children in their own communities, and around the world. Through interactive activities young people will be encouraged to think about injustices they may not have encountered before and demand that their local decision-maker delivers the rights of all children and young people in their community.
This is an exciting opportunity for millions of us to raise our voices for a world where every child is protected from violence, learning in school, and not working to survive.
TAKE PART IN THE GLOBAL SCREENING
The week will see the release of the award-winning documentary telling the true story of how one man’s refusal to accept injustice built a global movement for child rights. The film will be available to watch for free for one day, on Wednesday 14th November. Screenings can take place anywhere - in schools, on campuses, in parliamentary buildings, in a community centre, or in your own home. Everyone can register to take part here.
MEET WITH A DECISION-MAKER
Throughout the week, decision-makers around the world will be meeting with children and young people to discuss what actions they can be taking to ensure every child in their constituency and the world is free, safe, and educated. You can invite your local decision-makers to visit your school, college, or youth group, or use our resources to help you think of creative ways to start this crucial, ongoing conversation with your local elected officials. You can download a letter template to invite your decision-maker here.
MEET WITH STUDENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE
100 Million is working with governments to encourage dialogue between young people and decision-makers all around the world. If you are a decision-maker and would like to take part in the week of global action by joining children or young people, you can download a letter template to approach schools and colleges here.
FREEDOM, SAFETY, AND EDUCATION IN YOUR COMMUNITY: BRIDGES AND BARRIERS
Suitable across all age groups, the Bridges and Barriers activity has been designed with teachers and engages young people in an in-depth activity which asks you to imagine the journey needed to build a world where all children are free, safe, and educated, and to create a map to visualise this. The end result can be presented to a decision-maker or displayed in the community to raise awareness. The activity is available in all of the campaign action packs, which can be dowloaded here.