UNITE FOR CHILDREN-- UNICEF

Say Yes, Winter 2007

The headline for this issue reads “No! to Child Poverty”

Photograph by Rana Mullan
© UNICEF Turkey 2007

Raising public awareness of the effects of child poverty was one of the main objectives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Conference on Preventing Child Poverty in Ankara in June 2006.

The growing incidence of children resorting to street life is one of the clearest symptoms of child poverty in Turkey. Concern over the vulnerability of children on the street led to the formation of an inter–ministerial committee in 2004 under the ægis of the Social Services and Child Protection Agency (SHÇEK).

Also in this issue of Say Yes

The Seventh Children’s Forum convened this year in Ankara and marked the occasion by launching a new campaign to promote awareness of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on International Children’s Rights Day, 20th of November. Read what some of the delegates to the Forum had to say about the issues that concern them most.

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