Our Twitter followers have spoken.
Children should have the right to:
- know the love of family
- laugh every day!
Those are the two child-right tweets that were retweeted the most during ChildFund International’s Twitter event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.
From Nov. 20-Dec. 3, we invited Twitter followers to share a specific right they believed children should have for healthy development.
A panel of ChildFund employees, representing global programs, marketing and communications, had the challenging task of selecting the top five tweets. All of the entries were worthy.
On Dec. 3, we announced the top five (and their authors) on Twitter and Facebook and invited ChildFund followers to retweet their favorites:
- Every child has the right to HOPE via @Franswaa
- The right to know the love of family via @LiveLifeSolid
- The right to live in an abuse free home via @thebrightspot
- All children have the right to laugh every day! via @sarahunsicker
- A child has a right to speak. And be heard via @_jmphotography
All of the finalists were retweeted multiple times. Yet, two frontrunners emerged during the final days of tweeting.
The originators of the top-two tweets will receive an autographed copy of a Margaret Woodson Nea book: “Children: Eyes of the Soul” or “Children: Gifts of the Spirit.”
And all of the Tweeters —finalists or not— have our enduring appreciation for raising awareness of the rights of children.
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