Child labor, early marriage and sexual discrimination

We say: end child labor and early marriage. We work to maintain the sustainability of human rights and a reduction in our population through birth control, through the medium of outreach, restoration, and research.

CAMPAIGN OBJECTIVES

- To reduce and eradicate illiteracy and child labor on our continent.
- To promote national and international peace, solidarity and cooperation among people, especially youth, without discrimination.
- To promote research on issues related to human development.
- To train people who will positively impact society around them.
- To reach out to the less privileged and orphanages in all states by providing welfare facilities and packages.
- Promote sustainability of human rights at all levels, irrespective of race, gender, color and beliefs.

HOW THE OBJECTIVES WERE ACHIEVED

Global poverty is caused by international institutional architecture that is shaped by a limited number of countries and large corporations that make the rules regulating trade and finance.

These rules are made in their favor. Poor nations are powerless (and food-less) against these external influences, which results in unequal rules of trade. Discrimination has been found to be a cause of poverty and a barrier to alleviating it.

The International Food Study Institute had a brief, based on extensive studies that analyzed the causes of poverty, analyzing household data and reviewing empirical research in 20 countries. They found that some of the major causes of poverty were the inability of poor households to invest in property and education; limited access to credit, which in some cases produce more poverty via inherited poverty. There is the systematic exclusion of ethnic minorities, certain castes, tribes, women and people with disabilities and health issues.

CAMPAIGN INNOVATIONS

We are taking action by targeting the youth that are vulnerable to these effects. The medium of outreach is restoration and research - digging deep into the causes of these problems and how we can combat them. We found that poverty is the main impact of this problem. We organized food sharing every two weeks, with the families of vulnerable children. We also put some children in school, at our own expense, thereby reducing the financial burden on their parents.

On the issue of early marriage, we carried the campaign to schools and colleges, as well as educating parents on the dangers of early marriage. We also provide birth control education for people to avoid having unwanted children.

CAMPAIGN IMPACT

We have really make a very big impact in the life of these children and educated their parents in many ways, for them to also educate others.

CHALLENGES FACED

Our greatest challenges are the religious beliefs in some quarters. Its very difficult to convince some people of the dangers of early marriage. In some areas, we face violence from the public, since they believe we are trying to destroy their religious believes.

LESSONS LEARNT

My greatest lesson is the joy l derive in helping people, most especially the less privileged.

COUNTRY

United States

CITY

The Bronx, New York

WEBSITE

http://www.waltophumandevelopment.org/