Let Kids “Take Over” on This World Children’s Day and Beyond

Rick Dackua (4 months) is playing with his mother Bobita Rani (23) after being breastfed at the Islampur Government Primary School Cyclone Shelter in Kalapara, Patuakhali on 1 February 2022.

November 20, 2023 – The Global Initiative to Support Parents is recognizing and celebrating World Children’s Day with this blog post, calling all stakeholders to action.

“We recognize and celebrate the ideas and demands that children have on issues that matter to them. From climate change to education to ending discrimination, we encourage kids to “take over” to inspire us with their actions, show us their solutions, and galvanize support for positive change. As parenting and caregiving advocates, we must create the enabling conditions to make that happen.

The annual day of action for children, by children, marks the adoption in 1989 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. The landmark treaty recognizes that childhood is a special, protected time in which children must be allowed to grow, learn, play, develop, and flourish with dignity. Safeguarding the period of childhood has helped to transform children’s lives around the globe with laws, policies, and investments responding to  children’s unique needs.”