News bulletin from Joan Lurie
This week, Feb 14 – Feb 19 is Palestinian Child Soldier week!
The goal of this ongoing project is to stop the training of child soldiers – A form of child abuse and a violation of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. One of our goals is to stop child abuse; this is a cause with which we can all identify!
Every year the sponsors of the project dedicate a week to helping raise awareness of the training of child soldiers and to put a stop to it where possible. This year the campaign consists of sending emails to UNICEF personnel urging them to protest. After I had several conversations with the organizers, UNRWA has been added! Several dozen organizations will send mass emails to UNICEF and to UNRWA demanding that they call upon Hamas, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the PLO to stop training child soldiers.
We look forward to continuing to work with this project.