[Event] Charity Walk & Run for Universal Children’s Day

November 20 is designated as Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations as a day to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, as well as to improve the welfare of children’s. Nevertheless, children are still suffering all over the world, with Japan being no exception.

We at Human Rights Now want to change that. We want us all to consider what children’s rights truly are, and for this reason, every year we hold an open event to celebrate this day: our annual charity walk and run!

To help spread our message and tell the world that children are important, and indeed our future, you are essential!

The core theme of our walk and run this year is ending violence against children.

In Japan, many children are suffering from bullying, physical and emotional abuse, and sexual exploitation. Children around the globe are victims of armed conflicts, human trafficking, and other catastrophes.

We are scheduling different types of action to take on this day to help rid the world of this abuse. Our organization will also be present at the grounds to offer detailed information about what we are doing in relation to children’s rights as well as more information about the current situation of children’s rights. We will also have speeches about children’s rights. Gather your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers together, and help tell the world that we are watching, and we will change it!

*Violence against children includes physical and psychological punishment and abuse, bullying, child labor, and human trafficking. Eradicating violence against children is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), listed in 16.2.

Whether you’re an avid runner or only a casual walker, you can help us make a difference! Come join us on November 18th!

Tickets are on sale now here: http://peatix.com/event/299863/view
*Tickets must be bought in advance. Sales end 31 October 2017. See the ticket website for all details.