EVERY LAST CHILD campaign launches in Iraq
Save the Children's global campaign - Every Last Child - successfully launched on 26 April in 50 country offices, 24 members, 4 Advocacy offices and 2 regional offices. Around the world we saw big gala events, press conferences, public events, radio and TV media engagement, a huge amount of child participation.
Over 50 offices took part in a 24-hour global conversation across social media platforms, demonstrating a strong unified voice for and with children. The conversation began in Australia and went around the world ending in the US and Latin America & the Caribbean region. Take a look at #EveryLastChild to see some of the amazing stories shared.
Save the Children has launched the Every Last Child Campaign in Iraq which aims to remove discriminatory barriers that prevent adolescent girls affected by the conflict from thriving in a protective environment. Through the campaign Save the Children will work with the government, partners and local communities to eliminate harassment against girls and also ensure that education is inclusive and protects girls in order for them to thrive.
On April 26 displaced adolescent girls in Iraq gathered to raise their voices on how Every Last Child campaign can help them reach their potential. The girls led on an activity of drawing portraits of themselves in 10 years to send a message to the world to support Save the Children’s campaign in Iraq in order for their dreams to become their reality in the future.
From 2016 to 2018 Save the Children will promote the campaign in Iraq through strong key partnerships and public mobilization to raise awareness and ensure that conflict affected adolescent girls are able to thrive and reach their full potential in a safe and protective environment.
Check out the rest of the content from the launch day on our social media channels:
Watch Leila's story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDrO4GeblF4