These are just a few of the currently running campaigns to bring an end to injustices children face all over the world
Over a Million Supporters Call for a "Robin Hood" Tax
Jobs and public services are at risk in the UK while many other developed and developing countries face a similar struggle. But there is another way. Thousands of Robin Hood supporters believe that banks, hedge funds and the rest of the financial sector should pay their fair share to clear up the mess they helped create.
US Ratification of the CRC
The Convention on the Rights of the Child has become the most widely-ratified treaty in history, reflecting the common understanding that children have a right to survive and develop, have a right to be protected from abuse and exploitation and have a right to participate in their communities. Unaccountably, the United States is one of just three countries in the world to have failed to ratify the CRC.
ILRF Cotton Campaign Calls For an End to Forced Labor in the Cotton Industry
Uzbekistan's cotton industry relies on state-orchestrated forced labor of children and adults. The Uzbek government enforces these orders with brutal threats, detains and tortures Uzbek activists seeking to monitor the situation, and refuses to address the problem of forced labor.
Conflict Minerals in the DRC
Conflict minerals are used in popular electronic devices. The sale of the minerals extracted from the Democratic Republic of Congo supports the armed groups that have murdered, raped and enslaved the population in the long-running conflict there. Six million people have lost their lives, with no end in sight. Avoiding the use of conflict minerals deprives the fighters of revenue and gives peace talks a chance.
KIND Fights Gang Oppression in Central America
The NGO Kids in Need of Defense specializes in matching unaccompanied children fleeing deadly gang violence in Central America with pro bono lawyers to help them claim asylum and stay in the United States. Over 68,000 unaccompanied minors made the risky journey to the U.S. last year, often confined in detention centers with no legal representation or advice.