Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated on October 17 each year. You can view the event here
Commemorative Stone at the United Nations, New York was unveiled in 1996 and has the following words
“WHEREVER MEN AND WOMEN ARE CONDEMNED TO LIVE IN EXTREME POVERTY, HUMAN RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED. TO COME TOGETHER TO ENSURE THAT THESE RIGHTS BE RESPECTED IS OUR SOLEMN DUTY.”
FATHER JOSEPH WRESINSKI
Violence and Poverty are interrelated say Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children. There are some very moving sharing in this webcast.
“This report examines the potential of restorative justice programmes to facilitate conflict resolution and provide appropriate protection to children. This applies to the justice system, whether children are victims, offenders or witnesses, but it also applies in a range of other contexts, including at school, in residential care units, in social welfare settings and in the community. ” Click here to see the report Promoting Restorative Justice for Children A useful resource if you are working with children.
A Second report launched is entitled ” Creating a Non-Violent Juvenile Justice System” Report 2013. This report was prepared by The International NGO Council on Violence Against Children. It is easy to read and a helpful resource, laid out in a very attractive way with a foreword by Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children. The full report is available here
Brave Girls Alliance came to New York to unveil their pro-girl digital billboard in Times Square that will showcase their voices and tell the world what #BraveGirlsWant. Read more about what Brave Girls Want here. I attended the event at Times Square after the Girls Speak Out! See Photos
It makes me happy to share with you the link to the webcast of the WGG ‘Girls Speak Out’ in the UN ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations on October 11th, 2013, the 2nd International Day of the Girl Access the link here.
The flyer for the event will tell something about the speakers 2013 WGG Girls Speak Out
Read some reflections on the experience at http://dayofthegirlsummit.org/