Frontline advocates and groups fighting to Overcome . . .
Child harsh labor and exploitation
Girl sex selection
Child homeless and abandoned
Orphans and institutionalized neglect
Children in war zones and conflict
Starvation and malnutrition
Waterborne and infectious disease
. . . and working to promote:
"Every Child Wanted': Parental Readiness
Healthy safe environments
Mamas for Mamas Mamas for Mamas is a group of mothers coming together to take a powerful stand with and for other mothers to help create Little Ripples, a new and innovative early education program in Darfuri refugee camps. Approximately 7,300 children age 2-6 and exposed to severe trauma are without proper care in Eastern Chad. This can be a matter of life or death in a refugee camp, where safety and resources are scarce. Mothers are forced to leave their young children unattended during the day while they must search for resources to sustain the family.
Fields of Hope: Educational Activities on Child Labor Teacher's Guide - (American Center for International Labor Solidarity, AFL-CIO) Includes eight lessons for children aged 12-15, which are intended to enhance knowledge and understanding of child labor issues internationally.
The Children At Risk Foundation (CARF) Brazil CARF Brazil, was established by Gregory J. Smith in São Paulo in 1993 to benefit the street children of Brazil by defending their rights and offering them a dignified solution so that they could live and grow within a family-oriented context and healthy social environment. The knowledge gained during the last decade guided Gregory to create a Street Migration Prevention Programme. CARF had to seek new solutions to cope with growing demands and in 2001 The Hummingbird Arts & Cultural Activity Centre became a reality, allowing CARF to expand its capacity from 80 children and young people to more than 600 today.
The Institute for Health and Social Policyat McGill University Data Resources According to International Labour Organizationestimates, 215 million children globally perform work that may threaten their health, safety and educational opportunities. The Child Labour Database analyzes legislation designed to regulate or reduce child labour.
The practice of forcing young children into marriage continues in many countries around the world. Laws that allow for minors to marry before reaching their 18thbirthday translate into lost educational opportunities and social isolation for countless children. The Child Marriage Database enables researchers to link countries’ legislated minimum age of marriage with health, social and economic outcomes.
An estimated 17 million children have lost a parent to AIDS; another 2.5 million are currently living with the virus. Many millions more are rendered vulnerable when AIDS affects their families and communities. Children Affected by AIDS explores the myriad of ways in which AIDS shapes children’s lives.