Child in the City Seminar – How to make children’s rights mainstream in local policy planning?
Safeguard children’s rights is a legal and political obligation. Carlos Carreiras
Mayor of Cascais
Safeguard children’s rights is a legal and political obligation.
Message from Carlos Carreiras, Mayor of Cascais
For 657 years, Cascais has been with its arms wide open to welcome peoples from all corners of the world. We believe our prosperity is based on law, rights, tolerance, and goodwill. Even if 86% of the nationalities of the planet are based in Cascais, no foreigners live among us. We are all Cascalenses (locals of Cascais).
We proudly organize the Child in the City International Seminar on the 9th and 10th of September.
We heard the talk about artificial intelligence, IoT and all those wonders about the brave new world of the 21st century. However, we get into the third decade of this century of amusement and human rights still far from granted for millions of people – especially women and children.
In every nation, in every city, in our neighborhoods, or just across our street, human rights are denied to our children and young citizens. Some are forced to marry. Some are forbidden to go to school. Others suffer physical and psychological violence.
Fight abuse and cruelty is an imperative of humanity. Safeguard children’s rights is a legal and political obligation. To give a voice to those unheard in our communities is an ethical and moral imperative. This is a change we can all be part of. Cities and citizens have a say.
Let our voices be heard. Let the change gain momentum.
Let’s do it.
Mayor of Cascais