June 16

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1st Week has flown by!

I learnt such a lot, how Save the Children was founded by Eglantyne Jebb arrested for distributing leaflets in Trafalgar Square. They bore shocking images of children affected by famine in Europe, and the headline: ‘Our Blockade has caused this – millions of children are starving to death’. When Jebb was tried for her protest and found guilty, the prosecuting counsel was so impressed with her that he offered to pay the £5 fine himself. JUNE: DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD Many countries across Africa are launching the End of Childhood report on the Day of the African Child and colleagues around the world are marking this day on their social media channels, promoting the global petition. Across Africa, millions of children are robbed of their childhoods due to poor health, conflict, violence, exclusion from education and child marriage. In sub-Saharan Africa, 37% of girls marry before age 18 and more than 1 in 10 marries before her 15th birthday. On Day of the African Child, we’re calling on African leaders to increase access to healthcare and education, especially for those who have been affected by conflict and humanitarian disasters, and recognise child marriage as a human rights violation that must end. TAKE ACTION:https://act.savethechildren.net/international/end-childhood/end-childhood/16