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Asia's Child Rights Activists

February 24th, 2022

To recognise the efforts of Child Rights Activists in Asia, Terre des Hommes will be commemorating their achievements every month!

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Cecilia Flores-Oebanda

For February, we celebrate Cecilia Flores-Oebanda and her contribution to stopping child labour and trafficking in the Philippines.

Celicia founded the We the Free organisation, which has rescued thousands of children out of forced labour and trafficking. She had also contributed to legislation in the Philippines related to laws and policies that would support children's rights.

Cynthia Maung

For March, we celebrate Cynthia Maung and her contribution to the safety of children seeking asylum between Thailand and Myanmar. Since 1989, she ran the Mae Tao Clinic between the two countries where she provided free health care to hundreds and thousands of asylum seekers.

Iqbal Masih

Each month, we acknowledge the contribution of child rights activists to children's well-being in Asia. For April, we celebrate Iqbal Masih and his contribution to child labour awareness in Pakistan. As a child labourer in debt himself, he was set free and gave other children the courage to leave their owners for their freedom.

Indira Ranamaga

Each month, we acknowledge the contribution of child rights activists to children's wellbeing in Asia. For May, we celebrate Indira Ranamaga and her contribution to children's wellbeing in conflict with the law in Nepal.

For June, we celebrate Phymean Noun and her contribution to children's right to education in Cambodia. With her organisation, People’s Improvement Organisation (PIO), she helped hundreds of children to go school and to meet their daily needs.

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