On Saturday, November 17, In Support of Children is hosting their second annual International Children's Day. November 20th marks the day on which both the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the Convention of the Rights of the Child (1989) were adopted by the United Nation's general assembly. In cooperation, these documents discuss how children should be treated in their homes, towns, and countries.
Consequently, November 20th has been deemed International Children's Day, a day in which children are recognized globally. Children are encouraged to learn about their rights in relation to these documents, rights which include, but are not limited to, the right to be free from violence, the right to good health and the right to an education. Although the United State is one of two countries who have not chosen to ratify the Convention of the Rights of the Child, In Support of Children wishes to celebrate International Children's Day. ISOC believes that all children should be informed of their rights.
For that reason, ISOC will be hosting its second annual International Children's Day event in which the Hampton Roads community is invited to participate in fun educational activities that will inform both parents and children of children's rights.
This year at ISOC's International Children's Day event guest will be taken on a world tour (figuratively of course). Visitors will travel to countries where they will participate in several activities. These activities will inform guest of the country, how the before mentioned documents play a role in that country and how they can use this knowledge in their own backyard. ISOC's hope is that guest will leave in-formed while also having enjoyed themselves.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 17 at 4 pm on the campus of Old Dominion University in the Webb Center. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a DJ, food, prizes, and so much more!
We hope to see you there!