What does it mean to campaign with Unicef?
From the refugee crisis to climate change, children around the world are at the greatest risk when there’s danger.
We campaign to stand up for children’s rights, but we can only do it with your support. Whether it’s signing petitions, telling your MP to act, sharing our stories with your friends or raising awareness in public, these are the actions that win campaigns and help keep children safe.
At Unicef, we’ve done more to influence laws and policies to protect children than anyone else
We know that campaigning can make a difference.
This year, the UK Government announced that the UK will sign the Safe Schools Declaration – a political commitment which protects schools, students and teacher from attack in areas affected by conflict. We have been calling for the Government to sign up to the declaration since the run up to the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, and thanks to the support of over 170,000 members of the public, ambassadors, business leaders, and hundreds of schools across the UK we are delighted to see that this change has been achieved for children. With this declaration in place, not only does this send a clear message out to Governments about the importance of education in emergencies, but also more children affected by war will be able to learn and play in safety.
Everybody can help. It's all about getting enough numbers involved.
You may be one person but collectively we have an influence.
Campaign to protect refugee children
Right now, the UK Government doesn’t recognise brothers or grandmas as family members – at least, not if you’re a refugee. Refugee children have lost their parents to war, been forced to leave them behind, or found themselves separated. For many children, the only family they can safely live with now are grandparents or siblings in Britain. Children are children first and foremost. We all have a responsibility to help child refugees.
THANKS FOR JOINING OUR CAMPAIGN, [name]!
Your support will help us fix the law that is keeping families apart
ASK AMBER RUDD TO FIX THE LAW THAT IS KEEPING FAMILIES APART
Children are children first and foremost. No matter where they come from or where they’re going, all children deserve love, a safe home and hope for a happy future.
Please add your name to our petition to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd. The petition states:
Right now, across the world, children are being forced to make dangerous journeys to Europe to reach their family in the UK. This is because the UK’s family reunion refugee law doesn’t consider their siblings, grandparents, aunts or uncles family. We call on you to change the definition of family within the UK’s refugee family reunion law.
Campaign to protect UK Aid
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, the new Parliament will oversee the biggest constitutional change since World War 2. Now more than ever, the UK Government must ensure we’re a compassionate and globally-minded nation.
We’ll be campaigning to ensure that UK aid continues to help children go to school, access clean water, survive deadly diseases and end practices like FGM.
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