The Australian Coalition to End Immigration Detention of Children (ACEIDC) is coordinating a National Day of Action on Monday June 15th 2015 across Australia, as part of #refugeeweek2015.
Add your voice. All children deserve to have their rights protected and promoted. Only by putting an END to immigration detention of children, can we ensure that the human rights of children fleeing persecution are upheld. Let’s #Freethechildren.
My priority is to get children out of detention. Whether it’s our Indigenous youth or the children of refugees they need help not more punishment. Whether you agree with stopping the boats or not, the children shouldn’t be punished — it’s as disgraceful as charging children with their own neglect in Australia. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse means there is no longer the pretence of ignorance — we know only too well what these children will suffer for the rest of their lives. Stop the Detention of Children.
In case you don’t know about the horrific treatment of children who have already experienced and seen more than any child should have, here is a Submission to clarify:
Free the Children National Day of Action