Together we can end child poverty worldwide campaign report – 2019
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) is a global day of awareness, advocacy and action against poverty; marked every 17 October. In 2019, IDEP took the theme: Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty. The theme was anchored on commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which recognizes the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.
At Arigatou International – End Child Poverty, IDEP often presents us an opportunity to engage a global campaign with a rallying call to come together to End Child Poverty. The campaign is dubbed: Together We Can End Child Poverty Worldwide. Perturbed by the current statistics, putting children as the most affected by poverty, we are therefore motivated to take part in IDEP, as well as mobilize others to mark it as a way to lift children out of poverty, thus change this sorry state of affairs. IDEP provides us a valiant opportunity to rally concerted and intensified efforts towards ending child poverty.
Together with our partners, we took part in IDEP in 2019 by:
- Creating spaces to Listen to Children – by mobilizing communities to facilitate space spaces for children to interact and share their views on issues affecting them.
- Running the 3rd IDEP Photo Contest – by showing how a Child is Empowered
- Encouraging our partners to share their stories on the work they are doing to End Child Poverty.
- Engaging in a robust online campaign
Our 2019 campaign covered:
- Commemorations by our partners in 22 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Middle East.
- Our partners including GNRC members from these countries organized 41 activities in commemorating IDEP.
- These collective actions of our partners reached to up to 28424 people, including 27588 children. The 3rd End Child Poverty photo contest, as part of commemorating IDEP, had 26 photo entries with final winners coming from Kenya (editor’s choice) and India (people’s choice).
- Our online communication campaign reached to up to 200000 online subscribers.