Children’s rights have no borders! That’s why we are pleased to be able to grant the world’s largest independent children’s rights organisation ‘Save the Children’, celebrating their 100 year anniversary, a place at this year’s festival with film screenings and discussions on the theme “Children at war”. Almost every fifth child grows up in an area of conflict; in 2017 there were 420 million children worldwide living in conflicts and wars. That comes from the latest report that ‘Save the Children’ unveiled at their anniversary press conference. The organisation was founded by an English lady, Eglantyne Jebb. After the First World War, using flyers, she called for aid for the suffering children of Austria and Germany.
Also present at the conference were prominent supporters of the organisation: the actressess Ulrike C. Tscharre (2nd fr. L), Inka Friedrich (3rd fr. L) and Princess Lilly of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (3rd fr. R).
More information on the report ‘The War on Children’, as well as the latest petition from ‘Save the Children’ can be found at https://www.stopwaronchildren.org/charter/