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Media Voices for Children – Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

2017 Campaign Goals

Kenyan Schoolhouse Support

Details coming

2016 Campaign Outcome!!

Release of THE SAME HEART Film Documentary

Ten years in the making and thousands of hours in the editing room completed the ground-breaking film, The Same Heart. After six years of production, with a cast that includes seven Nobel Laureates, global economists, and a cast of our globe’s children – the film has been released and Orchids of Light like you played a major part in it’s birth.

MVC took their third documentary on children’s human rights, The Same Heart, to the 2016 Nobel Peace Forum where Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi joined us in calling for a financial transactions tax to meet the unmet needs of a billion children at home and around the world.

They showed clips of the film to European Finance Ministers, who then voted unanimously to adopt a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) in 2017 that will produce an estimated 20-25 billion Euros a year for development aid and climate change mitigation.

For World Day Against Child Labor, MVC met with the leaders of multi-national corporations who are now working to do the right thing by children in the supply chains of their products. Their presentation of children in the worst forms of child labor showed these same companies how far we have traveled and how much further we need to go, together, to eliminate child labor.

We helped produce the Washington premiere of the The Same Heart at the Howard Theatre, supported by a panel of economists and child rights experts and presented by the forty member organizations of The Child Labor Coalition.

Additional showings were held at New York City’s Society for Ethical Culture, in Philadelphia as part of International Peace Day, at The Human Rights Institute at The University of Connecticut and at Friends of The Earth in Washington.

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It’s about saving children from the bottom up and paying for them from the top down.

About Media Voices For Children

In 2012, Media Voices Founder Len Morris received the Iqbal Masih Award, “In recognition of his extraordinary efforts toward the reduction in the worst forms of child labor” from Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis at the U.S. Department of Labor.

In 2013, Len presented a dozen lectures at area colleges, churches, schools and organizations, often showing one of our groundbreaking documentaries, Stolen Childhoods or Rescuing Emmanuel and always using our MVC footage to “let the children speak”.

As an advocate for policies that help poor children, Len has represented Media Voices before the World Bank, USAID, The United States Department of Labor, The U.S. State Department, The Congressional Black Caucus and The International Labor Organization. He travels regularly to Washington, D.C. to work with the 28 member organizations of The Child Labor Coalition to help end child labor in the U.S. and around the world.

Poor children are without a political voice and are wholly dependent on adults for the basics of life. Media Voices works to raise the media and public visibility of these children and to make the case for a fairer and more immediate response to their needs. They want to empower their readers with tools for individual and community action.

They produce and distribute video, interactive media and documentary films, and select and distribute outstanding media from organizations and journalists around the world.

Media Voices for Children are committed to using the internet and the power of social networking and distributed media to build a network of activists and activity, reaching the mainstream media, educational community and the general public.