- Sep 21 - 27 2021
- All Day
Online Campaign: Virtual Postcards for Peace
Bilingual / Open to all / Free
Description: “Postcards for Peace” is an activity for Canadian children/youth that will be held in English and French. The activity will be hosted on social media, particularly Instagram. Participants will express by writing or drawing what peace means to them. We will provide them a template to participate and share their answers in their stories. A PDF version will also be available for younger people who are not social media or even educators who wish to do the activity with their students.
This activity uses a child rights-based approach (CRBA), which is an approach that focuses on the promotion, protection and realization of children’s rights. One of these rights, as stated in Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, is the right of children to express themselves and to be heard, which implies that adults take children’s ideas into consideration.
Through the virtual “Postcards for peace” activity, children and youth will be encouraged to share their ideas with decision makers about what peace means to them. In this way, children and youth will exercise their right to express themselves and make their views known to decision-makers on issues that are important to them and that concern them.
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