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2019 marks 30 years since the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This landmark in children’s rights has remained a hugely important reference point for those working for justice for children and young people.
“It’s like on a flight. When the flight attendant says, ‘Make sure you put your own breathing mask on first, before helping the person next to you.’ She is absolutely right. If we can’t breathe we are of no use to anyone.” Karin Joseph writes about the first On Her Terms conference in Devon in October 2018.
“In spite of our heartbreak over Mali's decision, we can recognise the small victory that is Mali's choice in this, her completion of exams at 16 and her knowledge of women’s rights. It is a reminder that small successes must be acknowledged and of how precarious working with girls is.” Azey Bennetts writes about the importance of small victories when working with girls on the streets of India.
In May 2018, Mpendulo Nyembe from Amos partner Umthombo visited the UK from Durban. Here, Mpendulo updates Amos' Karin Joseph about Umthombo’s programmes, their work with girls and plans for the future.
What can a group of women, from cities thousands of miles apart, almost all of whom don’t speak the same language, hope to gain from spending a week together in the UK? Karin Joseph talks about some of the reasons why Amos’ On Her Terms campaign are so important.
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