GSAP Regional Campaign November22-December10

Good Shepherd Asia Pacific IDG 2020 Campaign

A GSAP regional campaign ran from the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October until Human Rights Day on 10 December 2020.  This Campaign offered us a way of being in solidarity as Good Shepherd and connected with one another.  Learn more about the creative and consciousness-raising activities which took place.

 

Overview of the Campaign

Click here for comprehensive overview of the Good Shepherd Asia Pacific Campaign:

More - https://www.goodshepherd-asiapacific.org.au/project/437

 

Activities from November22-December10

Indonesia 

Activities in Batam included Advocacy to stop violence against teenagers, identifying physical, mental, verbal and sexual violence.  Online competitions included singing in choir, production of short video. There was a flash mob dance 'Pursuing Dreams', and a 'Praying Dance'.  In Good Shepherd kindergartens, Orange Day activities included a 'Talk Show' for parents about Children's Rights.

In Jakarta staff and teachers of Santa Maria Fatima School performed a Prayer Dance. Staff of education ministry of The Good Shepherd in Jakarta highlighted 'Creating zero tolerance for violence against women'.

Marau community held a coloring IDG’s logo competition among the children in the kindergarten, the children performed a dance and the teacher's message included the importance of girls continuing their study in order to stop child marriage.  The advocacy program continued on the celebration of Orange Day with parents and children who did a ‘Stop Violence Flashmob Dance’. 

More information and photosGSAP IDG Campaign Indonesia

 

Central East India

As part of the 9 weeks’ campaign for International Day of the Girl 2020, the Province of Central East India/ Nepal joined hands to amplify the voices and stand up for the rights of girls as a unified effort towards generational equality, from 3 to 10 December “If not me, then who? If not now, then when? Let's raise our voices”!!!

Various communities, including the Formation House, engaged in their ministry places in organising the event to their allotted days with great zeal to Educate, Celebrate, Advocate, Act: for every voice counts in being a change maker, with the theme: My Voice= Our Future.

Areas of focus included:  Rights of the Child / Child Safeguarding.  Learning to identify the safe and unsafe environments. Raise their voice against any violence of their rights.  Issues and challenges of the cyber laws and online abuses. Utilize technology.  Child labour.  Demystify menstruation. Identify areas of advocacy.

Activities included:  Cultural program, speeches and dances.  Drawing, creative writing, poetry and singing competitions. The Intra and Inter School cultural events.  Symbolic Lighting of the Lamp with the song “We shall overcome”.  Street Play.  Rally (see photo above).

More information and photos - GSAP IDG Campaign Central East India

More information - Program in each city, each day, Central East India

 

International Day of the Girl Child (IDG)

The International Day of the Girl Child (IDG) is celebrated annually on October 11 to promote girls' empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face.  See https://www.un.org/en/observances/girl-child-day

 

"The tiny acorn of our efforts

has developed into a strong oak tree

with its shady branches - sheltering thousands of people in need."

St. Mary Euphrasia