I am taking the 24 hour silent pledge starting at midnight tonight, no facebook, texting, talking, twittering... nothing for 24 hours. Join with me in this revolution for the children that do not have a voice against child poverty
n 1989, the world was introduced to a forum to give a voice to children around the world, The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
The Convention outlines the basic human rights that children everywhere have.
This November marks the twentieth anniversary of The Convention on the Rights of the Child, but after all this time we must ask ourselves, are the voices of children around the world being heard, are their rights being upheld?
Today, over one billion children live in poverty. Hunger is only one of their challenges; exploitation, abuse and discrimination haunt them on a daily basis. Many live in remote areas of the world and have little or no education.
They have no rights. They have no voice. On November 20, 2009, people around the world will remain silent for 24 hours in support of those who are unable to speak up themselves and in support of the CRC.
Join the quiet revolution.
Take the Vow of Silence.