Children are changemakers. KidsRights works with children to create a world in which children's rights are guaranteed. Together they promote change. With their activities, the winners of the International Children's Peace Prize show the huge impact children can have in the struggle for their rights. The prize gives the winners a platform to make their voices heard and the opportunity to develop as positive and flexible changemakers. The award also brings to light children’s rights and creates icons for all those children that are confronted with injustice. Worldwide, there are many talented children with promising initiatives. KidsRights wants all of them to be recognized and supported in their effort to improve children's rights. No matter how small these initiatives may be, with the right support they can have an enormous unlimited impact.
Mohamad Al Jounde (winner 2017): "Every action, small or big, can make a change."
Within the KidsRights ChangeMakers Movement, we connect, inspire and activate young people all around the world to make a change. By sharing their initiatives on this platform, young people will inspire, mobilize and support each other. Together they make up a global community of change makers.
Dutch Postcode Lottery
In 2017, KidsRights received a donation from the Dutch Postcode Lottery for it's efforts to strengthen the position of vulnerable children. With its donation, the Lottery also recognized the power of children in the realization, promotion and implementation of children's rights. KidsRights has used this donation to invest in the KidsRights ChangeMakers Movement.
In 2018, Nickelodeon International and KidsRights joined forces for a global campaign. By using the stories of the winners of the International Children's Peace Prize - and their initiatives - the campaign wants to inspire children around the world to become changemakers. Short movies about different change makers show that all of us, especially young people, can change the world. The campaign will be broadcasted in 190 countries and focuses on the KidsRights ChangeMakers Movement.