Stop the War on Children Week of Action
From October 13 – 19, Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is organizing the Stop the War on Children (SWOC)
week of action to raise awareness around the challenges children living in war zones face.
Today, nearly 1 in 5 children around the world are living in conflict zones.
Increasingly, schools are being deliberately bombed, torched and destroyed.
In 2017 alone, there were 1,432 attacks on schools verified by the United Nations.
Through the Stop the War on Children Week of Action we will increase awareness and inspire action in
support of a bipartisan resolution calling for an end of attacks on education in war zones.
Plan a Great Week of Action
Good organizing takes good planning.
Download our worksheet to create a plan for a memorable week of action in your community!
Learn How War Impacts Children
Organize a Photo Gallery Your Community
We have developed a series of powerful photos of children and their families who have fled war.
Each photo includes a brief story to help tell the story.
How to organize a photo gallery event
Show this virtual sneak peek of what it’s like to be a child in Syria at your gallery event
Engaging Your Members of Congress
How to host a call-in event in your community
Video: How to call your members of Congress
Engage the Media and Your Networks
Below is a sample letter. Feel free to adapt and use!
You can also use this social media toolkit to get active online!