FOR KIDS - WITH LOVE

Art & Children's Rights Event

 

Artists for Children's Rights

December 2014 to February 2015

We are launching our new series VOICE OF ART on occasion of the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, with a thematic focus on children's rights. We have invited an international group of established artists to dedicate themselves with current works, to articles of the children's rights, which are particularly important to them and to raise their voices for these children's concerns.

In the context of this event the works of the artists are for sale We have focused special support programs of selected charity partners, which can be supported by the proceeds. Each artist determines in which help program the proceeds from his work will flow.

For the opening of the event and exhibition a catalogue will be released.

The Artists

Dieter Mammel | Ann Besier | Blaz Kutin | Christoph Rode
 Eleni Kampuridis | Zubin Zainal | Stylianos Schicho | Natalie Noé Adam

EXHIBITION | OPENING

25th Anniversary of the UN-Convention on the Rights of the Child
Saturday | 6th December, 2014 | 8 PM

 

© Photo by Museum für Kommunikation Berlin

 

MUSEUM FÜR KOMMUNIKATION BERLIN

Leipziger Str. 16
10117 Berlin

www.mfk-berlin.de

In cooperation and with kind support of the
MUSEUM FÜR KOMMUNIKATION BERLIN.

PATRONAGE

Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V.

 

www.dkhw.de

Acquisition of the artworks | Charity

The proceeds will benefit the following aid projects.
Child poverty in Germany

© Photo by Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V.

Child poverty in Germany often is not visible, but a matter of urgency in our society. The actual numbers are alarming: Over 2,8 Million Children are affected by child poverty! More and more families in Germany get without actual fault in hopeless financial situations. Public authorities are often not able to help quick and unbureaucratic if it comes to the pinch. For this reason the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk has founded the Kindernothilfefonds, which continuously supports kids and youngsters in state of emergencies.

© Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V., February 2015
Shaken Baby Syndrome

© Photo by Unknown

In Germany every year up to 250 babies suffer a Shaken Baby Syndrome / Abusive Head Trauma (SBS/AHT). It is a devastating form of abuse that happens when a person violently shakes an infant with or without impact. Approximately 75% of infants who are shaken suffer permanent brain injuries and 10 - 15 % of infants die as a result of their injuries. To inform parents, family members and other caregivers about the dangers related to violently shaking a baby and how SBS can be prevented can save many lives.

© Kinderschutzgruppe der Charité, February 2015
Children of Syria

© Photo by UNICEF / Charbonneau

AMMAN, 5 July 2014 – Well into the fourth year of the Syrian crisis, its impact on children is becoming ever more devastating, newly-released United Nations data shows. The data, which accompany a revised UN funding appeal for its response to the crisis across the region, shows that 6.5 million Syrian children now need immediate humanitarian assistance, whether inside the country or living as refugees. The number is an increase of more than two million compared to just one year ago.

© UNICEF, February 2015

Exhibition

9 Dezember, 2014 to 4 Februar, 2015
© Artist Nathalie Noe Adam, SEHEN

 

GALLERY-SHOWROOM

WESTPHAL BERLIN | Kunst und Projekte
Kurfürstendamm 207/208
10719 Berlin

www.westphal-berlin.de

With special thanks for the kind support to
WESTPHAL BERLIN.

FINISSAGE

Wednesday | 4th February, 2015 | 7 PM

© Artist Blaz Kutin, JEANNE

PROGRAMME | READING

Invited Guest

KATHARINA KOSCHNY

Actress, Singer, Voice Artist

www.mikrofonsprechen.de

 

TOPIC

The next era of human development:
UNICEF and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

For nearly 15 years, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been a guiding force on many issues affecting the lives of children, young people and their families. Much progress has been made in reducing preventable child deaths, getting more children into schools (including girls), reducing extreme poverty and in ensuring more people have access to safe water. With the MDGs era coming to an end this year, 2015, the world has a historic opportunity to set a course for the next era of human development that is transformational for both people and planet. ... | © by UNICEF

The central message must be that sustainable development starts with safe, healthy and well-educated children.

The Event | Initiative

The aim of this Art & Children's Rights Event is to direct public attention on children's rights and to create long-term effects. To this end, we have initiated the following initiative:

AWARENESS

December 2014 to May 2015

There are still many babies dying by a Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). Many parents do not know, how big the danger of violent movements is. To inform parents, family members and other caregivers about the dangers related to violently shaking a baby and how SBS can be prevented can save many lives.

Within the framework of our initiative AWARENESS we have initiated pro bono the construction of a special information website on the issue of Shaken Baby Syndrome under the umbrella of the Kinderschutzgruppe of the Charité Berlin and, in an advisory capacity, we have developed a long-term potential for the implementation of publicly-effective actions for the purpose of education. Project-related donation funds for the Kinderschutzgruppe of the Charité Berlin were also acquired.

The existing programmes of the Charité Berlin for parents and caregivers find themselves being overtaxed while caring for a baby can now be provided more comprehensive to Berlin Citizens.

CHARITY PARTNERS & SPONSORS

VOICE OF ART

FOR KIDS - WITH LOVE is the pilot project for our newly launched series VOICE OF ART.

 

© Artist Stylianos Schicho, FALL

 

Each project of the series is initiated as an event. The focus is on an art exhibition in which invited artists raise their voices with current works on selected topics of children's and human rights. In addition, the event includes further initiatives. We invite charity partners, focus on special aid programs, conduct information and education events, or launch international calls. For more information, see: