This May, 100 Million activists across the world raised their voices in support of the millions of children and young people facing the worst forms of violence. Together, we demanded that all children realise their right to be SAFE, especially the most vulnerable, who face multiple forms of discrimination and receive the least support.

GLOBAL MOMENT OF CONNECTION

For International Day of Families on May 15th, young people across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas spoke out against violence for our very first Moment of Global Connection. They called on their communities to open their eyes to violence and extend their hands to those who are not safe, even in the places designed to protect them. From messages in chalk, posters in their community, digital creations and events with those most affected, young people came together in Kenya to the UK, Chile and Brazil to the USA, as one united voice for change.

It’s not too late to help make this demand heard in your community. You can download our action pack here, with ideas on how you can act locally to support the right to be safe.

Thank you to everyone who took action this month. If you would like to strengthen your commitment to the 100 Million campaign, here are some ideas of what you can do next:

  • After completing the Action Pack, download our Next Steps guide to continue your work in ending violence in your community
  • If you haven’t already, check out our step-by-step introduction on how to set up a local campaign group
  • Tell us about anything you have done to defend youth rights here.

This June, to mark World Day Against Child Labour, we are sharing resources on how you can be a part of ending child labour by taking action your community. Download our brand new Action Pack here.