Holding your own
Tick for Kids event
Work with others in your community to hold a Tick for Kids event
The objectives of these events are to:
- Demonstrate public interest in political commitment to improving life for children – using the key messages, data and questions provided in this toolkit.
- Engage decision makers in this debate and provide an opportunity to ask them how they are going to promote and protect children’s human rights.
- Achieve media coverage in your community.
- Discuss the issues for children and families in your community – and the solutions needed from central government and from your community.
Things to keep in mind when organising an event:
Timing: Choose a date and time that will achieve maximum participation and provides enough time for key people to confirm their participation.
Venue: Choose a venue that is affordable, comfortable, and has good acoustics so speakers can be heard.
Programme: Identify the format for your event.
Have someone to MC and manage proceedings, time for speakers, and questions.
Publicity: publicise your event through:
- Post it into this website here (see 'Post An Event')
- The Tick for Kids Facebook page.
- Organisations involved with the campaign (see the list in the right column).
- Email networks: local churches; schools; early childhood centres; the Chamber of Commerce; Rotary; Lions; Zonta; unions; local news media; Grey Power; Age Concern; iwi, health and social service organisations.
- Issue a media statement before and after the event, commenting on expectations of political candidates and the need to tick for kids.
- Please take photos at your event so that we can use them in social media.
Email them to Deborah@unicef.org.nz
Get involved in Tick for Kids
Get into our Facebook and Twitter activities, run or attend events, write letters and ask decision makers for their support.
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