World children´s day
They have done a big trip to come to Greece and now, since our first day here in Serres, we are trying to support them, trying to feed their desire to have a normal life after everything that they have been through.
When we talk about World Children´s Day we have to talk about Children´s rights. Children’s rights are human rights for children. The 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international legal agreement (or ‘treaty’) that recognizes specific rights for children.
“All Children have the same rights”
Children have the right to Protection, Provision and Participation... But from my experience here in Greece, it depends where you are from. During the last years, we have seen how at the doors of Europe, thousands of children have risked their live crossing the Mediterranean Sea with their families trying to find a better future far away from the war or how, once here, they have to live in infrahuman conditions. We have seen how they are not going to school or how they live in tents, no matter the weather - in summer or winter. We also have seen how the camps are located outside the cities, or in industrial areas, which makes harder their participation in the communities. Those things are happening right now here, in Europe.
This day has to be an attention call for the governments to implement policies to change this situation, to protect the children, and their families, and comply with each one of the 54 articles in the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.