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NOV 20: Africa Industrialization Day
To help Africa to overcome its critical development challenges requires the international community to mobilize and commit to the inclusive and sustainable industrialization industrialization of Africa. This means building resilient infrastructure, promoting sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation.
NOV 20: Universal Children’s Day
In 1959, UNGA adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. This Convention is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty, and sets out a list of children’s rights including: the right to life, health, education and play; the right to family life, protection from violence, non-discrimination and to be heard.
NOV 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25 marks the 1960 brutal assassination of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961). Violence against women remains a global pandemic and a violation of human rights. It’s a consequence of discrimination in law and also in practice, and persistent inequalities between men and women. Violence against women and girls impedes progress in so many areas, from poverty eradication and health to peace and security. Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is not just possible, it is essential.
Faith for International Assistance (FIA) seeks to strengthen U.S. public support and funding for global health and development assistance through the voice and lens of faith.
We seek a life-affirming world that places human security at its core. Whether it’s maternal/child health, nutrition, clean water, sanitation, agriculture, education, vaccinations, medicine and more, today’s children and families are thriving at a rate unprecedented in history. U.S. funding, influence and leadership helps lead the way to greater human security. Faith-based organizations are vital government partners, and faith leaders and communities are crucial advocates — for aid that works.