Child Rights Award 2016: A call to broadcasters

 

Child Rights Award 2016: A call to broadcasters

“My name is Temo Ledua. I’m 9 years old and I’m from Malaka village of the island of Vanuabalavu in the Lau Province. I was at home with my mum and dad when the cyclone came. When the cyclone hit we had to run from our house to the village hall and that’s when the cyclone just took our house. So we all had to run away again to the church and that’s where we stayed until it was safe to come out.”
“The cyclone took my house and my school too. I want to see my friends but I can’t because the school is not good for us anymore. I miss my friends and I just want to go back to school again. Even though the cyclone took all my school things, I just really want to go back to school.”   

Category 5 Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone to ever hit Fiji and with some of the highest wind speeds at landfall ever recorded globally, severely affected around 40% of the population.

·        US$ 38.6 million Flash Appeal has been launched, including US$ 7.1 million for UNICEF projects.

·        An estimated 29,000+ people are living in 722 evacuation centres, including in 71 schools (Evacuation centres in Central Division closed).

·        UNICEF supplies have provided safe drinking water for over 26,000 people and are assisting 6,000 students to return to school.

·        A ship with school and WASH supplies from UNICEF Vanuatu has arrived in Suva Harbour;  supplies from UNICEF Solomon Islands being packed for shipping to Fiji; Emergency Charter Flight with health and school supplies arriving on 7 March.Category 5 Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone to ever hit Fiji and with some of the highest wind speeds at landfall ever recorded globally, severely affected around 40% of the population.

·        US$ 38.6 million Flash Appeal has been launched, including US$ 7.1 million for UNICEF projects.

·        An estimated 29,000+ people are living in 722 evacuation centres, including in 71 schools (Evacuation centres in Central Division closed).

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Kuala Lumpur/Hong Kong/Bangkok, 15 April 2016 – The 2016 Child Rights Award for TV broadcasters and producers in Asia is now open for entries. This prestigious award, which is a partnership between the ABU, CASBAA and UNICEF, is now in its 16th year.

Programmes that promote understanding of the rights and needs of children, either for children or about children, are eligible for the award. Entries may include documentaries that detail the plight of children at risk or in need, dramas that help break down stereotypes and discrimination, and animations that teach or entertain. To qualify, entries must be broadcast between June 2015 and June 2016.

All entries for the 2016 Child Rights Award must be received by 15 June 2016.  The Award will be presented during the ABU General Assembly in Bali in late October 2016. The entries must be in English or be accompanied by a translation of the script/dialogue.

This competition is open to all ABU and CASBAA members in the Asia-Pacific region.

Eligible countries/territories: Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, DPR Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand , Timor-Leste,  Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Viet Nam.

To join the competition, please submit your entries online at https://goo.gl/CE8JXp

For more information, please visit www.childrightsaward.org or contact [email protected].

Details on the Convention on the Rights of the Child can be found at www.unicef.org/crc.