What’s going on?
Children are beams of light in communities across the world right now. But for the world’s most vulnerable kids - in refugee camps, conflict zones, and urban slums - social distancing and safe handwashing are almost impossible. 1.5 billion are out of school. Every child should be able to become whoever they want to be. Now’s the time to get together and change the future for good.
What do we want?
We need governments across the globe to work together and protect children through this crisis. To fight for their rights to stay safe, healthy, and learning, no matter what. And to help them build a better world when it’s over. Children need world leaders to:
What can you do?
Join together everywhere < Forge an unbreakable chain of solidarity with children and their families across the world < Make world leaders take notice < Change the future
It’s a simple action, but it could have big consequences.
#TogetherEverywhere supports the #StrongerTogether campaign – joining forces across the world to make sure no one’s left behind by the coronavirus crisis
Contain the virus
- Make one coordinated plan to slow the spread and ensure access to treatment
- Make health systems stronger – and free to access
- Ensure everyone can access the medical equipment and vaccines needed
- Break barriers that stop women and girls accessing healthcare
Help families get through this
- All children – starting with those most at risk – to have access to child benefits in order to address the hunger and poverty created by the crisis
- Protect vulnerable children through investment in health, education and social protection
Keep children learning
- Make sure all 1.5 billion children out of school have access to safe, high-quality distance learning
- Create plans to get all children into school when this is over – and make sure girls and refugee children are at the heart of it
Protect every child
- Call on armed forces and groups around the world to immediately cease fire
- Treat social services and humanitarians as essential workers
- Stop people abusing and neglecting children
- Prevent domestic and gender-based violence
- Give cash transfers to help families get the basics so children aren’t forced into work or early marriage