Tell the UN and the U.S. Government: We Can't Eradicate Poverty without Protecting the Rights of Vulnerable Children!
Jeanne, a 14-year-old girl from a poor, rural town in Burundi, has seen a lifetime of hardship and deprivation. After her father abandoned the family, Jeanne was forced to become the main caregiver of her bedridden mother and two younger siblings.
Jeanne dreams of obtaining an education, but instead has to work long hours in order to provide food, shelter and medicine for her family. Without access to vital support services, she sees no way out of her situation.
There is hope for girls and boys like Jeanne, but only if we take real steps to guarantee children around the world their basic human rights.
As world leaders prepare their positions for negotiation of the policy priorities for the next 15 years, please join SOS - USA in urging decision makers to keep children and youth at the core of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including those most vulnerable who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care.
Call on the UN today to ensure the world's children have access to quality medical care, education, and the opportunity to live and grow in a loving, supportive family environment! (Click here to see the petition.)
|Thank you for Signing the Petition!
SOS Children's Villages presented the signatures for this petition to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on October 24, 2014. Thank you so much for helping us create a better world for children!