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Universal Children’s Day Festival & Vigil, 20 November 2013


’Sdim Curo Plant!/Children are Unbeatable! Cymru and the Churches Network for Non-Violence are holding an event to celebrate Universal Children’s Day on the theme “Hitting children is wrong and the law should say so”.

A Festival for children and young people will take place during the day at the Urdd Centre, Cardiff Bay to promote respect for children and highlight children’s right to equal protection under the law.

The event will conclude with a visit from the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Cllr Derrick Morgan and the High Sheriff of Glamorgan, Mrs Morfudd Meredith.  They will also attend a public multi-faith Candlelight Vigil dedicated to banning physical punishment of children. During the Vigil children and young people will deliver their own messages on the Festival theme.

Universal Children’s Day was established by the United Nations in 1954. For over 55 years governments have celebrated Universal Children’s Day on the 20th November to promote the well-being of children. This date also marks the day on which the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Rights of the Child (1959) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).

’Sdim Curo Plant!/Children are Unbeatable! Cymru seeks the prohibition of all physical punishment of children in Wales, together with support for positive parenting.

You are warmly invited to join us at the Urdd Centre

from 4pm and 6.30pm

to see messages from children and young people

and to take part in the Candlelight Vigil.

 

Attendance is by invitation only

To reserve a place please contact Lian Williams @childreninwales.org.uk