New Zealand-Based Organisation Launches International Campaign to End Child Poverty

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Stop Child Poverty, launched in Wellington, New Zealand, is an international campaign to end child poverty.

Launched this week, the Stop Child Poverty campaign is an innovative, powerful approach to ending child poverty world wide. And it’s all starting in New Zealand.

The efforts to eradicate poverty in 2005 were remarkable, and these days, it seems like everyone is wearing a white bracelet. Still, poverty prevails and millions of children are living in dire conditions. But now an international campaign launched in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday, March 13, is planning to lead the charge in 2006 to end child poverty.

Mobilising world citizens won’t be easy, but the Stop Child Poverty campaign is up to the task. With a new website, the campaign is ambitious and plans to get thousands, if not millions, of people to join the campaign in the first year. Check out the campaign at http://www.stopchildpoverty.org

The Stop Child Poverty campaign has come out swinging in the fight to eradicate child poverty. The campaign will:

  •     Raise awareness of child poverty worldwide;
  •     Help ordinary citizens make a difference in the    

        lives of children in need;

  •     Promote the U.N. Millennium Development Goals to

        halve extreme poverty by 2015; and,

  •     Hold world leaders accountable to the pledges they

        have made to support developing countries.

The Stop Child Poverty campaign will also urge world leaders, policy makers and global citizens to look beyond 2015 to a world that embraces the rights of children to live a full, happy, and healthy life.

The campaign is a joint initiative by the Global Volunteer Network (GVN) and the Global Volunteer Network Foundation (GVN-Foundation). GVN is an organisation based in Wellington that connects volunteers with communities in need. The GVN-Foundation is the non-profit arm of GVN and provides financial assistance to communities in need.

To find out more information about Stop Child Poverty, contact Megan Tady at press-at-volunteer.org.nz

or 0044 4 569 9080.

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