Working to Give Children a Voice

World Centers of Compassion for Children is working to change how governments look at and deal with children's issues.

Our emphasis is in proposing the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Rights for Children by governments worldwide and the General Assembly of the United Nations.

We see this as a launching point for the implementation of legislation that will provide a political voice and recognizable status for children in every country.

Please help us to make the change and allow children their voice in this world. Join us today by signing the petition below.

****Universal Declaration of Rights for Children*****

We, the Children of the World, assert our inalienable right to be heard and to have a political voice at the United Nations and at the highest levels of governments worldwide.

We, the Children of the World, must live with justice, with peace and freedom, but above all, with the dignity we deserve.

We, the Children of the World, require a Marshall Plan, a Geneva Convention, and a World Children's Court of Human Rights which meets regularly to listen to the testimonies as to what is actually happening to us. We intend to provide our own testimonies.

We, the Children of the World, demand the right to be taken to safe shelters in situations of war.

We, the Children of the World, consider hunger, disease, forced labour, and all forms of abuse and exploitation perpetrated upon us to be war.

We, the Children of the World, have had no political voice. We demand such a voice.

We, the Children of the World, will develop our own leadership, and set an example that will show governments how to live in peace and freedom.

We, the Children of the World, serve notice on our abusers and exploiters, whoever they may be, that from this day hence, we will begin the process of holding you responsible for our suffering.

-Betty Williams 1997
We the undersigned request the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Rights for Children to protect the rights of our littlest citizens worldwide.

The adoption and implementation of the Universal Declaration of Rights for Children is a powerful step toward providing children with a political voice and recognizable status worldwide.

****Universal Declaration of Rights for Children*****

We, the Children of the World, assert our inalienable right to be heard and to have a political voice at the United Nations and at the highest levels of governments worldwide.

We, the Children of the World, must live with justice, with peace and freedom, but above all, with the dignity we deserve.

We, the Children of the World, require a Marshall Plan, a Geneva Convention, and a World Children's Court of Human Rights which meets regularly to listen to the testimonies as to what is actually happening to us. We intend to provide our own testimonies.

We, the Children of the World, demand the right to be taken to safe shelters in situations of war.

We, the Children of the World, consider hunger, disease, forced labour, and all forms of abuse and exploitation perpetrated upon us to be war.

We, the Children of the World, have had no political voice. We demand such a voice.

We, the Children of the World, will develop our own leadership, and set an example that will show governments how to live in peace and freedom.

We, the Children of the World, serve notice on our abusers and exploiters, whoever they may be, that from this day hence, we will begin the process of holding you responsible for our suffering.

-Betty Williams 1997

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