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Friday, September 12, 2003

Where are the World's Advocates of Children's Rights?

IF I accept that the world doesn't care about innocent Jewish children and babies being blown up on purpose, there remains the question of why the world also ignores abuse and endangerment of Palestinian children.

First their own parents and culture sacrifice them, then the world nods in silent sanction. It's complicity; I don't get it. Could the goal of the destruction of Israel be that urgent?

Arab Council for Childhood and Development

Arab Institute for Human Rights

Secretariat for the National Plan of Action for Palestinian Children: "aims to ensure the survival, development, protection, and participation of all children within the Palestinian territories."

Catholic Relief Services

Child-to-Child Trust

Christian Children's Fund

Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers

Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development

Defense for Children International

Enfants du Monde

Friends World Committee for Consultation, Society of Friends

Genuine Empowerment of Mothers in Society

Global Movement for Children

Human Rights Watch, Children's Rights Division

International Bureau for Children's Rights

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

International Rescue Committee

Materi Chechni

Pax Christi International

Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford

Save the Children Norway

Save the Children Sweden

UNICEF, to promote and support the rights and wellbeing of all children

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre research in areas relatively new to UNICEF, such as sensitive and controversial issues; prime objective is to help facilitate the full implementation of the CRC in both industrialised and developing countries.

War Child Canada helps children and young people worldwide who are affected by situations of armed conflict

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict works to "improve monitoring, reporting and follow-up action to protest security and rights of children in specific armed conflicts

Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children

World Council of Churches supports the rights and dignity of children

World University of Service works in the "Palestinian Territory, Occupied" to support education and training, especially for refugees and people affected by conflict

World Vision International is an international Christian relief and development organization working to promote the well-being of of all people - especially children