End Child Slavery has authored a petition that is aimed to be hand delivered to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
According to this organisation, there are around 5.5 million of children who suffer slavery and 26% of them are under 18 years old. With this petition, End Child Slavery hopes to put child slavery on the UN Sustainable Development Goals agenda for the next 15 years.
You can sign the petition here.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the rights that must be realized for children to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse. It reflects a new vision of the child. Children are neither the property of their parents nor are they helpless objects of charity. They are human beings and are the subject of their own rights. The Convention offers a vision of the child as an individual and as a member of a family and community, with rights and responsibilities appropriate to his or her age and stage of development. By recognizing children's rights in this way, the Convention firmly sets the focus on the whole child.