- Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize: "World appeal for childhood, a sign of hope" (L'Appel Mondial pour l'Enfance, signe d'espoir)
- Sarah ran “The Parisian” (La Parisienne) to support BICE and collected more than 400€ in favour of our actions!
- María Medina : A great experience with the NATs of Peru
Adolfo Perez Esquivel is a member of our Honour Comity for the World appeal to a new mobilization for childhood initiated by the BICE in 2009.
He was present at the official launching of the Appeal, here is a part of his speech :
« In 2009 we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. BICE – the International Catholic Child Bureau – set up an international congress in Geneva, which I took part in, following the warm invitation I received. On this occasion, the work completed in network by Church organisations was evaluated and a global on children and teenagers was also presented. One of the main goals of this international gathering was to promote the ‘World appeal to a new mobilization for childhood’.
The World appeal to a new mobilization for childhood precisely tackles the demands that have to be imposed on governments: to respect and enforce the international treaties relative to human rights and particularly the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
We have to applaud the work BICE has accomplished under the impulsion of the President Yves Marie-Lanoë, of its United Nations’ representative in Geneva Alessandra Aula, and the tremendous work of their teams.
The contribution of the various speakers all day long has been very precious; their presentations showing the length of their experience.
Signs of hope like these make a new dawn possible. »
Sarah ran “The Parisian” (La Parisienne) to support BICE and collected more than 400€ in favour of our actions!
« A big stride for children... It was already a big achievement for me to register in a race! So, as a beginner, running for a cause like Children’s rights can give wings to your shoes! »
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During her internship with BICE’s Latin American delegation, Maria Medina went to Lima for her research on the “NAT” movement. She was received by BICE’s partner associations.
« All of the partner associations welcomed me very well in Lima. There were activities that were not scheduled in my program that I could join nonetheless and I found them very interesting!
I actively participated to workshops and social events and I saw from up close the reality of the NATs. The children considered me like one of them.
I was also fortunate to meet the famous Alexander Cussiánovich, IFEJANT, one of the founders of the NATs, who knows BICE. »
In 2008, Maria visited the associations: MNNATSOP, MANTHOC, IFEJANT, INFANT and the Program PROMINATs of Puente Piedra. She also went to workshops in Yerbateros, in Puna and at the San José Obrero School.