In December 2018, the 5th edition of Child 10 Summit and Award were held in Malmö, Sweden, to celebrate and recognize ten brave child right’s grass root leaders and activists from Sweden and United States that are all working to support migrant children and youth in undocumented situations.
In Malmö we gathered social workers, local business leaders, international entrepreneurs, civil society, friends and families. We are grateful to everyone of you that were engaged. All parts of the society need to come together to be a strong enough voice for the unheard.
Child 10 will now continue to support the Awardees in their joint effort to scale their impact for the most vulnerable children in our communities.
The Child 10 Awardees 2018 will be announced soon!
During 2018 -2019, Child 10 focuses to learn more about, and support, migrant children and youth living in undocumented situations. Children need to be safe from violence and exploitation. They need to be able to stay with their families, go to school, see a doctor and know that they matter. Children living without documentation are extremely vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and other deep traumas. We have awarded 10 brave child right’s grass root leaders and activists from Sweden and United States that are all working to support children without papers – but not without rights.
The principal of refuge in the US is at risk when a few individual attorneys are working alone on the ground, facing impossible challenges, as a result, many winnable cases are lost. The Innovation Law Lab created a crowdsourced tech platform to weave together thousands of individuals...continue
The Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups strengthens the rights of asylum seekers by giving information and advice directly to families at risk along with groups and individuals supporting them. FARR is a much needed source of accurate and timely information on policing...continue
In 2011, Omid Mahmoudi arrived in Sweden alone. He experienced the struggles of other unaccompanied minors like himself. Their profound loneliness and hopelessness led him to found Ensamkommandes förbund, a community for unaccompanied minors to help them support each other to find a meaningful life...continue
Many youth seeking refuge in Sweden without their parents have been pushed out from the social welfare systems and have ended up on the move again. Agape provides safe shelter, connection and other critical support for them in their daily lives, all based on voluntary efforts from the civil society...continue
Families belong together. They deserve equal access to justice, and they deserve support and respect long after this current crisis has passed. The mission of Raices is to help separated families, detained families, unaccompanied minors, and others who are...continue
An estimated 600,000 undocumented black immigrants live in the US. Their voices are seldom heard in the debate on migrants’ rights. As a response, the Undocublack Network creates safe spaces for undocumented black immigrants to come together, heal and organize...continue
Between 2009 and 2013, over half a million parents of US Citizen children were deported. Every year, thousands of families are separated in the United States, through mass arrests and deportation. This often occurs suddenly, leaving families little time to plan for the enormous changes wrought by separation...continue
Thousands of unaccompanied children make the dangerous journey from Central America to the US seeking safety from violence and poverty. The vast majority qualify for relief, but are unlikely to win their cases without legal representation and therefore risk deportation...continue
According to Swedish regulations, healthcare should be provided based on needs, not on legal status, but undocumented children are repeatedly denied treatment. Doctors of the World runs medical clinics offering free access to marginalized groups. Care is provided through voluntary work from doctors, dentists, etc...continue
Many vulnerable children and youth who sought protection in Sweden have endured a long migration process that has left them with an unclear future without sufficient protection and support. Skåne City Mission offers a safe space, hands-on help with food, clothes and legal advice to empower and help these young people...continue
On December 4th, invited guests were given the opportunity to celebrate the Awardees, learn more about the hard work to help children that are living without papers – but not without rights and get inspired how they can join the fight. We invite you to take part of the celebration.