November 19, 2020 3:24 am
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in partnership with UNICEF, Plan International Ghana, World Vision Ghana, International Needs Ghana and other child rights agencies turned blue the Kwame Nkrumah Gardens in Circle on 19th November, 2020 in support of child rights. This forms part of activities outlined for this year’s World Children’s Day Celebration.
The Regional offices of the Department of Children also turned blue known monuments in their regions by either using up-lights for the buildings, blue decorations or blue banners.
This year, the World Children’s Day is celebrated under the theme; “Reimagine a Better World for Children”. It is a moment to listen to the views of our children and young people.
20th November, 2020 is an opportunity to highlight solutions and amplify voices of young people, speaking out on issues like education, employment and mental health.
The 80 children who were drawn from the then 10 regions of Ghana and formed the 2019 National Children’s Parliament participated in the 2020 World Children’s Day Celebration. The aim of the celebration is to also familiarize children with each other, build on their communication skills and broaden their knowledge by enlightening them on Key Policy documents for the protection and promotion of their rights.
The section has further assisted children to speak out on issues like the New National Medium-Term Development Framework to reimagine a better world for children.
At the end of the week-long celebration it is expected that:
• Children’s views and inputs on issues affecting their development discussed, considered and acted on.
• Support engagement of children and young people as advocates for their rights
• Champion child and youth participation in decisions making processes
• Accelerate youth advocacy
• engage a mass audience of individuals, corporates and governments to take action in support of children