Family Week 2019
Family for Every Child is a global alliance of local civil society organisations working together to improve the lives of vulnerable children around the world. Between 18 - 22 November, we will be celebrating our members' contributions to furthering children's rights - and we want you to be involved.
About Family Week
Family Week is an opportunity for us to come together, celebrate, connect, learn and discuss.
During Family Week, we will be sharing our achievements and our challenges in connection with the theme of children’s rights, through a dynamic series of online events and sharing of members’ news, updates, and campaigns commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
To our fellow colleagues working in the care sector, and to our supporters who make all our work possible, you are invited to take part in Family Week – read on to find out how.
For our colleagues engaged in the child rights and care sector, we invite you to join our open events aimed at stimulating discussion and sharing learning in relation to achieving change for children’s care.
Our first external event at 2PM UKT Wednesday 20 November will focus on Family’s National Advocacy Programme, including the work undertaken, goals achieved, the challenges we face, and what more needs to be done. Our second external event at 3PM UKT on Thursday 21 November will discuss the centrality of family for children’s development, wellbeing and realisation of their rights; and consider what this means for child welfare reform. Discussions will take place in relation to Family’s current priority themes: kinship care, children on the move and sexual violence.
Celebrating our members
During Family Week will be sharing updates from our members around the world and the actions they are taking to protect and further children’s rights. See our ‘Stories’ section for news from our members.
Inspired to do more this Family Week to stand up for children’s rights? Here’s a few actions you can take:
- Share: During Family Week we’ll be sharing updates from our members around the world about the important work they do to protect children. Help us spread the message – keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for important stories you can share with your friends.
- Learn: Why is it important for children to grow up in families, why are so many children outside of adult care, and how can these challenges be addressed? Get to know the issues (and how we’re addressing them) here. Want to dive deeper? See our knowledge centre here.
- Support: We are an alliance of national civil society organisations working together to achieve change for children. Support our work by giving a gift here.