I Live, Inform, Educate – Karapatan ng Bawat Bata or ILIKE is a GNIP yearly celebration of Children’s Month. This advocacy event has a theme that promotes and highlights child protection, child participation, and child rights. Every year, GNIP is highlighting a specific advocacy to create a venue for campaigning of child rights.
In relation, 2019 is marked as the 30th celebration of the United Nations Convention on the Right of a Child. This year’s main is a film festival themed “Tinig ng Kabataan”. The program emphasized the four (4) clusters of children’s rights which is Survival, Development, Protection and Participation, and making the event more for children. Moreover, the event also highlighted seminars and talks about child rights. This event was facilitated by different organizations and person whose advocacy is to promote children’s rights. To understand thorough the UNCRC, Ms. Magnolia Eva Escobedo of CRC Coalition gives the preliminary talk so the participant has in-depth knowledge of the 30th celebration of UNCRC. For development and survival rights, the talk was facilitated by Atty. Noel Del Prado of Bantay Bata, protection rights by Atty. Myles Esquivel of the Child Justice League and lastly Ms. Anne Janelle Rabe and Mr. Mark Alejo enthusiastically presents the participation rights.
Furthermore, the films from different individuals, whether they are student and professional, presented their own version of promotion of children rights. Their creativity makes the celebration more meaningful. The films highlighted that there are rights that are being taken for granted in the society today. With their arts, there will continuous awareness and participation of the Filipinos in promoting the rights of the children. The event was able to raise awareness to 890 students from different schools and universities in the Metro Manila and nearby provinces of Rizal and Bulacan.
In the same way, the community development projects (CDPs) also made their own advocacy efforts in celebrating the 30th anniversary of UNCRC. As the child rights as the heart of our advocacy, the CDPs was able to reach 5,066 children, local government officials and community people to join us in making a safe environment for children.