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Who campaigns for rights for children?

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Groups such as Campaign for Children, Children in Crisis, Child Rights Campaign and the International Child Campaign advocate for the rights of children, as of 2015. Many other organizations advocate for children’s rights, as well.

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The Campaign for Children maintains a website featuring the latest news about children’s rights at no cost to the reader. Donations are accepted at the Donate tab on the homepage. Readers may also refer to the Newsroom tab for a complete rundown of children's rights news.

Children in Crisis is a United Kingdom-based children’s rights organization that started in 1993. Children in Crisis focuses on the education needs of children, and part of its mission statement reads, “Our aim is to support children to read, write, think, pursue their life goals and contribute positively to their communities.”

The Child Rights Campaign protects the rights of children through advocating ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Child Rights Campaign maintains an online petition urging President Barack Obama to submit the CRC to the U.S. Senate for ratification, as of October 2015.

The International Child Campaign advocates for children’s rights and gives children a voice they would not have otherwise. The International Child Campaign advocates for systemic cultural changes regarding children born into poverty. This campaign considers overcoming poverty not as optional for children, but as an act of justice.

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