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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Campaign to champion children’s rights
PETALING JAYA: Ten non-governmental organisations have come together to champion the My Promise to Children campaign to highlight children’s rights in Malaysia.
The three-month long campaign will also provide the public a platform to unite and show their support for the children.
The campaign is spearheaded by the Association of Registered Child Care Providers Malaysia (PPBM) with the support of Bar Council Malaysia, the Child Rights Coalition of Malaysia, DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd, Isobar, Malaysia Paediatric Association, National Early Childhood Intervention Council, The School at Jaya One, The Scouts Association of Malaysia and the United Nations Children Fund.
The campaign will also be complemented with ground initiatives that champion specific issues for children including the “Stop It Now! #ENDviolence Against Children” campaign by PPBM and DiGi Telecommunications’ Cybersafe education in schools.
The Bar Council Malaysia and Proham will be conducting activities for young people during Human Rights Week 2014 while The School at Jaya One has set up feature walls at its premises to promote child rights to visitors to their mall.
The United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on Nov 20, 1989.