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Children First, International Campaign For children's Rights

Children, prejudices and discrimination 

The 4th International Conference of ‘Children First’

Stockholm – Sweden October 6 - 7, 2006

Discrimination and inequality are not merely titles to address a particular injustice or a lack of right, but rather distinct characteristics of the unjust “civilized” world of today - a world where children suffer most from its systematic discrimination and constantly crumble under its wheels.

Children face discrimination because of their parents’ background, their social and economic standing, ethnicity, culture, religion etc. Hardship and horrors of wars are most heavily felt by children and poverty takes its main victims from them. To the ruthless and greedy market forces whose interests are solely higher profits, children are profitable preys. Insignificant and curable diseases kill children in their millions every year. Starvation, work-related injuries, religious, national and political conflicts, and cuts in basic social provisions take the lives of children continuously.

Much of such discrimination and lack of rights is excused by making human rights relative. In the heart of Europe, children with non-European background are being treated with different standards. Migrant children are deported to their own birth-lands to be “corrected” by their parents without any serious reaction from their schools, police, and social authorities. Under the banner of religious freedom, the traditional and religious parents are permitted to trample on children’s rights and enforce their religious values, rules and sexual standards in the small world of children.

Children of the world, everywhere and in all continents, these little victims of discrimination, must have our most resolute support. We must stand against such inhumane world-order. This discriminatory, anti-child world is not worthy of living, and must be changed in favor of children. 

‘Children First’ is an international campaign and holds annual conferences in defence of children rights. This year, the 4th conference, titled ‘Children, prejudices and discrimination, will be held in Stockholm – Sweden.

 

Join our conference and participate in the practical and intellectual efforts of experts and activists of children’s rights to build a better world. To register for the 4th international conference, please contact us on.

 

E-Mail: childrenfirstinternational@yahoo.ca

Phone: 44-798 134 3101

 

The list of speakers and further information is available the Children First webpage: www.childrenfirstinternational.org

 

 

 

Children First

May 28, 2006