Your Red Hand counts!

Red Hand Day on 12th February and the campaign to stop the use of child soldiers are existing for over 15 years. Hundreds and thousands of handprints have been collected in more than 50 countries and handed over to politicians and to responsible parties, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. There is progress, but there are still 250,000 child soldiers in the world.

Help to stop this abuse of children. Show your Red Hand to the world!


Theater and Songs in Burma

In Mae Sot, the United Act Theater Group performed a play called “Victim of War”. It is based on the tragic story of three children who are forced to serve in the military. Guest singers Yuri...

Mensajes de paz en Congreso

¡Niños y niñas se tomaron pacíficamente el Congreso Colombiano! El 12 de febrero, en conmemoración del Día de la Mano Roja, cerca de 300 niños, niñas y adolescentes se reunieron en el parlamento...

550 Hands for politicians in Luxemburg

Boys and girls of the primary school Rosport in Luxemburg took part in this year's Red Hand Day Campaign

Red Hands from the Bundestag

On Red Hand Day, students collected red handprints from over 200 Members of the parliament (MPs), employees and visitors in the German parliament building. The MPs thus committed themselves to...

Explore over 500 Red Hand activities

Creativity and fun, joint action and solidarity: Explore over 500 red hand activities in more than 35 countries on all continents in our database!   

“I will do everything...”

“I will do everything in my power to stop the suffering of these children,“ said Ban Ki-moon, the most powerful man in the United Nations. Before, four young people from different continents had delivered an album with red hand prints that had been collected all over the world to the UN Secretary General.