Realizing Street Children’s Right to be Right

Realizing Street Children’s Right to be Right

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Petition to
Filipino citizens and

Why this petition matters

Started by Macky Sison

Changing children’s lives needs the help of everyone, including you.

We believe that advocacy should be based on the rights of children. This implies that we acknowledge and emphasize that street children have rights – the same rights as any other child – and that they should be involved in making decisions about what happens in their lives.

The Convention outlines the rights that all children have, regardless of their background or circumstances. These include the rights to:

1.Life, survival and development
2. Protection from violence, abuse or neglect
3. An education that enables them to fulfill their potential
4. Be raised by, or have a relationship with, their parents
5. Express their opinions and be listened to

Advocating for their rights is complex at different levels. As a youth, we have the power to redefine our generation. When we raise our voices together, the words “youth power” become more than just a phrase – they become a movement. With your experience and commitment, you can speak for children. You can support them, their families, and communities to claim their rights. You can also achieve key changes in policies, legislations, and practices. In turn, these changes will have a life-long impact on children’s lives where, we can have an amazing world where negativity cannot grow and prosper, and children will have smiles on their faces.

12 have signed. Let’s get to 25!