Having Kids Fair Start Declaration

I Support Having Kids' Fair Start Declaration:

All children have the fundamental human right to begin their lives in conditions that create equitable opportunities relative to other children born in their generation. This right is part of the foundation of human rights and democracy.

To further that right, unsustainable, subjective, and parent-centered family planning models should be replaced, in all international and domestic legal regimes, with an objective, human rights-based and child-centered model. This model must be oriented around every child’s right to a fair start in life and the correlative duties communities and parents have to protect that right.


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Every child deserves a fair start in life.

Families and communities plan together to secure that fair start.

Everyone wins by creating a sustainable future filled with people who had a better start in life.

Together we can give every child a fair start in life.

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