Call for Nominations for the 2011 International Child Rights Youth Awards

The nomination round for DCI’s 2011 International Child Rights Youth Awards has officially begun. Organizations and governments have been invited to nominate a child between the ages of 12 and 18 years old who they believe is making extraordinary efforts to improve or implement child rights by themselves or among their peers.

In many countries, the basic rights of children are still ignored or only partially recognized. It is critical that there are fellow children, and not just adults, who will stand up for these rights and make sure that they are upheld. At DCI, we believe this type of solidarity among young people from disparate geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds promotes a greater awareness of our interconnectedness and promotes the ethical leadership of tomorrow. The International Child Rights Youth Awards recognize children who share this vision and provide them a platform to speak on and promote their cause.

The deadline for nominating a child is August 15, 2011. Click here to learn more about the awards and submit a nomination through our online form.

The award winners will be announced and celebrated at Yale Univertsity on Saturday, September 10, 2011 as part of the 2011 Conference on Child Rights & Sight.