The choice of the date is in recognition of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.9, which calls for legal identity for all including birth registration by 2030. The objective is to raise awareness on the importance of identity in modern society and to pay homage to SDG 16.9.
Phantoms, invisible, paperless, without status – these are the qualifiers usually used to describe children who do not have legal existence because they have not been declared or legally registered at birth.
Deprived of a formal identity and therefore of the quality of citizen and of a verifiable nationality, there are hundreds of millions of people in the world in general to live this situation, and in Africa in particular. They have no legal existence, for lack of an indisputable civil status and the official status that this implies.
These children of Africa have faces. They look at us and ask us to be concerned about their future and, above all, to change its trajectory. It is up to us to tell them if we are capable of doing so.
Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize holder in Physics, once said that the world is dangerous to live in, not because of those who do evil but because of those who watch and let it happen.
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In order to realise our mission, it is necessary and fundamental that we raise funds. Your generosity makes a difference and we simply cannot make a change without your help.
The funds raised will allow us to put in place structures to promote the registration of new-born babies, create campaigns to educate people about the importance of civil registration and the immense impact it has on a child’s life.
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