We join the Rights of Children and Adolescents Week!
Rights of Children and Adolescents Week

Rights of Children and Adolescents Week

During the month of August 2019, public and civil society institutions will carry out over 170 activities in various areas of the country. These aim at raising awareness and reflecting on the 30 years of the International Convention on the Rights of Children and Adolescents as well as the enforceability of guarantees for prevention, protection and investment in children and adolescents in Paraguay.

The Rights of Children and Adolescents Week is based on actions enforcing and promoting the rights of children and adolescents carried out during the month of August. These are driven by civil society organizations and public institutions at national and local levels. Over 170 actvities promoting and enforcing rights will take place during August in over 10 departments and 50 municipalities.

The Rights of Children and Adolescents Week had its first edition in August 1994. Decree Nº 5.039/94 declared it of public interest and invites all public institutions and civil society to celebrate and advocate the rights of children and adolescents. It is a space for recognition and diffusion of the Convention on the Rights of Children and Adolescents at national level, seeking to conduct debates in different areas and ways in order to analyze the advances and setbacks in the field of childhood and adolescence in Paraguay.

In 2019, we celebrate 25 years of this campaign, which is promoted by Coordinator for the rights of Children and Adolescents (CDIA), in partnership with the Ministry of Childhood and Adolescence, and supported by the European Union, UNFPA, UNICEF, FAO, OPS/OMS, and over 27 civil society organizations and 7 State bodies and entities (OEE).

Press contact: Fabiola Leguizamón / CDIA Communication/ Telephone: (0985) 884 444 Ricardo Derene / CDIA Communication/ Telephone: (0981) 242 427

WEEK’S INTER-INSTITUTIONAL BOARD 2019: Adra Paraguay – Educational and Community Support Base (BECA) – Buenos Vecinos – Callescuela – Coordinator for the rights of Children and Adolescents (CDIA) – National Coordination of Working Children and Adolescents (CONNATs) – Enseña por Paraguay – European Partnership For Democracy – Fundación Alda – Fundación Buen Pastor – Fundación Denide – Fundación Dequení – Fundación Hugo Ramírez Osorio – Fundación La Salle – Fundación Maristas de Solidaridad Internacional (FMSI) – Fundación Teletón – Global Infancia – ICCO Cooperación – Mamá Cultiva – Paraguay Educa – Plan International – Social Platform of Human Rights, Memory and Democracy – National Network of Childhood and Adolescence (REDNNA) – Network of NGOs working with HIV – AIDS – Servicio Paz y Justicia (Serpaj) – Somos Pytyvohára – Vincularte – Ministry of Childhood and Adolescence (MINNA) – Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPyBS) – Ministry of Education and Science (MEC) – Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (MTESS)- Ministry of Justice – Public Ministry – Municipality of Asunción – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – Pan American Health Organization (OPS/OMS)

We are members of:

Federació Catalana d'ong per al desenvolupament
Asociación Española de Fundaciones
Frente por la niñez