Five years of imprisoning kids is five years too long. This ends now.
Today, 95 kids are imprisoned on Nauru, an island the size of Melbourne airport. At least, that's how many we think there are. It's hard to keep track when things aren't transparent, and when serious physical and mental health issues mean kids frequently have to be taken off the island for treatment. We do know that these kids won't be safe and free until they and their families are resettled somewhere safe.
We're part of a huge coalition of refugee groups, doctors, psychologists, advocates, and ordinary Australians working to get the Kids Off Nauru by Universal Childrens Day, November 20. To win the safety and freedom of these kids, we need to build public support in our communities for the safety of these kids, then send a strong message to our politicians (you know, those people that work for us) that locking up kids is unacceptable.
What you can do
- Join the campaign here to call on Scott Morrisson and Bill Shorten to get the #KidsOffNauru
- Call your MP with our easy tool and tell them that locking up children is never the answer.
- Remind your friends that all children deserve a childhood by posting your own childhood picture with a frame and the message "#IWasAKidToo, let's get the #KidsOffNauru.
- Start a VGen group in your school, uni, church or faith community - sign up to VGen then email us to find out how.