National Network for Children invites members of parliament (MPs) from various political parties to join the „Parliamentary Group for Children“ initiative. With this, they declare that in the future Parliament they will work for a better life for all children and families in Bulgaria and will support the policies that are in favor of their well-being.
More than 90 candidates from the lists of seven different parties and coalitions have already signed the Declaration “Protector of Children”, committing that if elected to the 45th National Assembly, they will work to solve the main problems of children in the fields of health, education, poverty and social exclusion, and justice.
HERE you can see the first members of the “Parliamentary Group for Children”. The call is open for MPs from all political parties and coalitions that support children’s rights.
The goals of the initiative are:
- To create an informal union that would be beyond party boundaries and would be a political representation for the benefit of children and families.
- The campaign will help future MPs to get acquainted and familiar with the main problems, related to children, and possible solutions.
- The society will find out which MPs and political parties are ready to work for the children.
We believe that there is a need for such a consolidation, because children do not vote, and their rights and interests often become political issues and therefore the best way for their rights to be protected is via members of Parliament acting in their interest in the Bulgarian Parliament.
“In recent years, children’s rights have been severely affected by widespread misinformation, propaganda and conspiracy theories and parents have been misled by false news and distorted truths. Some politicians have fallen victim to this pressure and important political documents such as National Strategy for the Child were suspended. Bulgaria is the only country in Europe that does not have a comprehensive political document for its children. Our hope with this campaign is to engage as many responsible politicians and citizens, as possible, in order to work together for a better country for our children! ”, said Georgе Bogdanov, Executive Director of the National Network for Children.
This active interaction between the MPs and the civil society will continue after the end of the election campaign, as the society will be informed periodically about the achieved results.