Dreaming of Mali / Le Mali de mes rêves

Dreaming of Mali Poem by Mariam, National Children’s Parliament Mali I dream of Mali, united and safe; where all colors blend together -white, black, yellow and red- and where our cultural diversity is our greatest strength. I dream of Mali, where we -registered at birth- can be children And enjoy an equal right to heal, to [...]

2021-03-17T06:32:33-04:00Monday, 20 July 2020|

Open Debate on children and armed conflict: Statement by Mariam, a 15 years old girl from Mali

Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to begin my speech by thanking the French Government for having organized this meeting of the United Nations Security Council. I also thank the Security Council for giving me the opportunity to represent Civil Society Organizations, especially children. Thank you also to the Special Representative of [...]

2021-03-17T06:40:33-04:00Tuesday, 23 June 2020|

South Sudan: From Child Soldier to Child Protection Officer

This is the story of James. The story of a lost childhood, and the trauma he endured as a child soldier in South Sudan. But this is not the end of James' story. One day, he had an opportunity to rebuild his life, and he now works as a child protection officer for the United [...]

2021-07-12T07:16:36-04:00Thursday, 26 January 2017|
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