Every child has rights – no matter who they are or where they live. These include rights to education, protection and survival. Securing children’s rights underpins all of Save the Children’s work. By ensuring that governments fulfill children’s rights, we achieve positive outcomes for children.

Our work in Hong Kong

Understanding children’s views about child-friendly city

We have supported Kids’ Dream, a child-led organization supervised by the Hong Kong Committee of Children’s Rights (HKCCR), to conduct a research on the child friendliness of the city’s facilities and public utilities.

The project asks children accompanied by their parents, to wear a “Go Pro” camera on their head and walk around the city. The footage, which was turned in to a video, revealed a number of hazards, including the MTR train gap being too large, facilities like shopping mall toilets and hand basins being too high, and the limited visibility of roads in crowded spaces where they can’t see around adults. Bus stops were also identified as a significant hazard, with the high risk of burns by hot polluted air from bus engines while standing or sitting in a stroller at a bus stop. On the back of the report, we were invited to a city walkability world conference to speak for children’s rights to facilities.

Our work in Bhutan

Visiting Children’s Parliament in Bhutan

At the end of 2016, we facilitated a visit to Bhutan’s Children’s Parliament (founded by a project Save the Children Hong Kong supports) for 5 members of the Hong Kong Children Council.

The visit was an excellent opportunity for children in Bhutan to learn about peer education in Hong Kong. It also enabled the children from Hong Kong to understand the importance of having an official child-led policy making body, set up by the government, with independent monitoring and policy assessment functions.

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Create a Sustainable Future for Children

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It helps us to response rapidly to save children’s lives whenever and wherever a new emergency strikes, providing relief assistance during crisis and recovery work after emergencies.

With your support, we can be ready to send life-saving food, shelter and medicines straight to where they are most urgently needed.

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