Children Firstís mission is to defend the civil and human rights
of children everywhere and to fight for improvement in their
living conditions and social status. We advocate that children
must come first, above any national, economic, political,
ideological, religious and cultural considerations and
interests. We believe that the physical and emotional well-being
of children, their welfare and their free development is the
most paramount priority under all conditions and views the way a
society treats its children as the most telling testimony to its
humanity and liberty.
1. Children First is an international campaign. Children First
endeavours to expand itís activities to include as many
countries and communities as possible regardless of class, race,
geographical, political, national, ethnic, cultural and
religious barriers and boundaries.
2. Children First is a non-governmental organization and
everyone concerned about the rights of children are welcomed as
3. Children First will engage in a continual campaign to raise
public awareness regarding the condition of children worldwide.
It will use all legal means available from acting as a public
lobby group to direct actions to defend the well-being and
rights of children.
4. Children First welcomes the support and contributions of all
people and groups. This includes individuals, community based
groups as well as non-governmental and governmental bodies who
share itís vision.
5. Children First is a non-profit, voluntary, independent
organization. With the exception of a limited number of paid
full-time officers, the work of the organization is done by