Do Your Bit- Indian Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi launches Youth Campaign
Every 6 minutes, a child goes missing in India. Every hour 2 children are sexually abused in our country. While education and technology area reaching great heights, 168 million children still toil as labourers. While children never create war, over 63 million children in conflict affected areas like Syria and others, are out-of- school.
Children – the future of humanity – are being exploited, despite mankind’s great advancements. Till when will this go on? This crisis calls for a concerted and compassionate effort, with utmost urgency.
To put an end to violence against children, the first Indian-born Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi is launching the ‘100 Million for 100 Million
’campaign. It’s a youth campaign that will have young people from all across the word take onus of making the world child-friendly. Through the campaign, 100 million youth will stand up to be the voices of the voiceless 100 million children and youth.
The campaign is being launched from the Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 11, where the President along with Nobel Laureates and Leaders will flag it off. These Nobel Laureates and world leaders are coming together for the first time for the cause of children to join the Laureates and Leaders For Children Summit by Kailash Satyarthi.
As law students, we can utilize our strength and knowledge, to become the marshalls of this noble campaign. To join the launch of the campaign:
1. Join your voice for children
Be a part of an extraordinary moment, when the youth will come together to stand up and act for millions of left-out children of the world. Speak in one voice, one message for our children.
What you can do? Sign up on Thunderclap on the link
via your social media handles on Facebook and/or Twitter. It will be launched at 1330h IST on 11th December 2016.
2. Let your friends know
Facebook is creating a special filter for the “100 Million for 100 Million” Campaign. Let your friends and family know that you will do your bit for children.
What you can do?Change your Facebook profile picture to pledge your support at 1530h IST on 11th December 2016. The frame would go LIVE at 1500h IST at www.facebook.com/KSCFIndia.
3. Fist Bump for Freedom
A fist bump signifies friendship, equality and partnership. To show that you are a part of a campaign promotes equal participation of children, do a fist bump with a child and record it.
What you can do? Do a “fist bump boomerang” with a child to pledge your support for the campaign. Alternately, you can record a 4-second-long video. We ask that you do not undertake this activity with a child in a situation of exploitation i.e. children working at dhabas, begging on street etc. Kindly respect their dignity.
“I will do my bit for children. (Tag/Nominate a friend) #DoYourBit. Join @k_satyarthi for 100millionfor100million.org” – Suggested Twitter/Facebook Post
This campaign will harness the energy, enthusiasm and idealism of 100 million young people.It is Kailash Satyarthi’s belief that every young person is a changemaker, a champion and a leader.
In his opinion we, as lawyers and law students have a particularly important to play in this Campaign in not only standing up for vulnerable children, but also bringing about a positive change in their lives. Thus, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation and Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), the grassroots organisation run by Mr. Satyarthi, is reaching out to you to support the Campaign. Do your bit in help to build a better tomorrow for all.