In 2012, ChildFund Japan launched an advocacy campaign called Free From Violence aiming to create "a world free from violence and exploitation for children."
The GMO Internet Group has joined the cause and cooperated in this campaign so that as many children as possible will be able to live peacefully.
"Free from violence and exploitation"
Countries around the world have begun to discuss "new global goals" for poverty alleviation to prepare for the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. We have to ensure that these new goals include the explicit goal of "eliminating violence and exploitation against children" and indicators for this goal.
To this end, ChildFund Japan, in cooperation with other members of the ChildFund Alliance and NGOs that support children, launched an international campaign, "Free from violence and exploitation" in 2012 to create a society free from child abuse and exploitation.
"Show of Hands!"
The 2015 theme of the Free From Violence campaign is "Show of Hands!"
In this activity, you will put green ink on the palms of your hands, spread the hands into the form of a butterfly, the symbol of the campaign, and make a handprint.
As what we call "the butterfly effect" shows, the butterfly symbol represents our hope that every individual's small act will accumulate and become a great force to turn the world into a world free from violence for children.
The GMO Internet Group held a hand-printing event in support of this campaign
These handprint butterflies made across the world will be collected through the ChildFund Alliance's global network of 12 member organizations and then delivered to the United Nations Headquarters as a representation of "children's voices from all over the world" in time for the General Assembly of the United Nations.
The GMO Internet Group will continue to support ChildFund Japan's activities so that as many children as possible will be able to live peacefully.