Red Hand Day - Weltweite Aktivitäten

We urge your help to end the military recruitment of under-18s globally and to prevent their use in armed conflict.

We are deeply concerned about the situation of children who are forced to serve as soldiers in armed conflicts.

The involvement of girls and boys in hostilities in state armed forces or armed groups is unacceptable.

Every child (should) have the right of a happy childhood.


A group of 9th graders, from Montelongo School Cluster, in Fafe, Portugal, built a Garden of Red Hands.


About 180 students from two schools in Fafe, a city in northern Portugal, took part in this year’s Red Hand Day Campaing

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A group of 9th graders, attending at Padre Joaquim Flores and Montelongo middle schools, from Montelongo School Cluster, in Fafe, Portugal, built a garden of red hands to draw attention to children who are forced to serve as soldiers in armed conflicts. Each student had to cut out the shape of his own hand in red cardstock and wrote his name and a message on it, as a representation of their support. The week before Red Hand Day, Geography teachers had dedicated their school lessons to bring about awareness to the use of child soldiers. Students heard about the plight of child soldiers, their childhoods destroyed and unfortunate fate. As were taking notice of the atrocities committed against these children, they felt profoundly touched by the project.

Montelongo School Cluster
Fafe, Portugal
Datum der Aktion: 12/02/2015
Anzahl gesammelter Hände: 180