World leaders are deciding right now what their global priorities will be when the Millennium Development Goals conclude in 2015.
Those goals do not include keeping children free from violence and exploitation.
We believe this issue cannot be ignored for another generation and have started a global advocacy campaign asking governments to ensure that children are free from violence and exploitation.
- Almost half of all children experience some form of physical violence before they reach the age of 8.
- An estimated 168 million children are involved in child labour of which 85 million are in hazardous work.
- 150 million girls and 73 million boys worldwide are raped or subject to sexual violence each year.
If you believe this has to change, then join our campaign and sign our petition.
The Free Charters
ChildFund Alliance consulted with over 2,300 children in 40 countries and asked them about their priorities for the post-2015 agenda. In their ‘free charters’ to world leaders they ask for the MDGs to be fulfilled and for violence against children to be added as a new global priority.