20th Anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child at the United Nations.

Today the United Nations commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the Conventios n on the Rights of the Child.  You can see whole event by clicking on this link and finding 20th November, 2009, Special Events, archieved videos. http://www.un.org/webcast/2009.html   Much has been accomplished – the most ratified convention in the world- but a huge challenge remains –   64 million women aged 20-24 in the developing world reported they were married before 18 years, 1.2 million children were trafficked each year as of the year 2000, 14 million young women gave birth between the ages of 15 and 19 years old, 500 million-1.5 billion children have been affected by violence.  These statistics are recored in UNICEF’s Celebrating 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The State of the World’s Children.  Special Edition.  Click here to read more http://www.unicef.org/    If you require a hard copy of the report (in three languages – English, Spanish and French) why not use the comment at the bottom of the post.

SAY NO – UNiTE End Violence Against Women

Phase 11 of UNIFEM’s  –  SAY  NO – UNiTE  End Violence Against Women Campaign has been launched.  The web site is in three languages English  Sapanish and French.  Start an Action – Register an Action – Manage my say no!   Click on this link  English http://www.saynotoviolence.org/   Spanish  http://www.saynotoviolence.org/es  French http://www.saynotoviolence.org/fr

New Documentary Film ‘The End of Poverty’

Read about it   http://cinemalibrestudio.com/clsblog/2009/11/05/special-united-nations-preview-of-documentary-film-the-end-of-poverty/     Maybe you will have a chance to see it in your cinema.  ”  The film, which  premiered at Critics’ Week during the Cannes Film Festival and was subsequently invited to over twenty-five international film festivals, has been embraced by NGOs, social justice activists, and faith-based organizations for its ‘direct talk’ about the role of debt, free trade, neo-liberal policies and poverty.”  A quote from the article!  If you see it don’t forget to leave a comment!