What: NATIONAL CHILDREN’S FORUM
Rodelio Ablir, Executive Director, Samahan ng Mamamayan – Zone One Tondo (ZOTO) Inc.
And 400 children and adult representatives
When: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, November 17, 2012 (Saturday) Amoranto Theater, Gate 4, Don Alejandro Roces cor. Reyes St., Quezon City
Why: In commemoration of the 23rd Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) this coming November 20, more than 400 children and supporting adults from 40 children’s groups and child-focused civil society organizations nationwide will gather in a national forum on children’s issues.
The forum aims to gather children’s organizations from different parts of the country to share their perspectives on priority child rights issues that they face in their localities and draw up a list of key recommendations on what the government can do to address these issues. These recommendations can be the basis of children’s advocacy agenda that civil society organizations and children’s groups can take forward at the national and local levels, and especially in the coming electoral campaign process.
The event is organized through the Children Talk to Children About the UN CRC (C2C) Project, a child-led initiative on child rights monitoring and national-level child rights advocacy being supported by the Samahan ng Mamamayan-Zone One Tondo (ZOTO), Inc. and Save the Children since 2009.
8:00-8:30am Parade of 400 children and adults with symbolic effigy and advocacy messages in placards, banners and streamers
8:30-9:00am Children Talk to Children (C2C) Project Video and Teka Muna, Bata Muna Magazine Launch
9:00-3:00pm Discussion, presentation and open forum on children’s issues and recommendations
3:30-4:00pm Synchronized dance of 250 children as a symbol of solidarity for children’s welfare
Details/Contacts: For media practitioners who are interested to cover the event, please confirm your attendance by sending a text message to or calling Ms. Angel Tiamson-Saceda, Communications Officer, Save the Children, at 09178590759. You can also call at +63 2 853-21-42 or send a fax at +63 2 853-0215.
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