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RIGHT ON CONFERENCE 2009
 
The ROC 2009 was held on August 19th, 2009 in which 182 Right On Members participated along with 36 teachers. The Conference re-capped on CMPHR's Disability Campaign and Mr. Amin Hashwani, President of the Network of Organizations Working for People with Disabilities in Pakistan was invited to explain the strategy of handing over the disability petition to the Government of Pakistan. Mr. Abbas Nasir, Editor of the DAWN Newspaper, had also been invited to speak to the RO Members about Student Activism and how it can help bring about change.
 
The students were also introduced to CMPHR's upcoming campaign: "I Have A Dream..." Brainstorming sessions were held on what a perfect world would be like. The issue of having a clean environment was explored in greater detail and one of the activities at the ROC involved writing messages to world leaders who will be attending the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009. These messages were collected in a bottle and will be sent to Copenhagen as 'messages in a bottle from the children of Pakistan'.
 
The ROC ended with a combined message to the world leaders who will be attending the Climate Change Conference in December, in a form of a photo of all the participants.”


       
RO Meeting – May 2009
The second Right On Meeting of the year was held on May 14th, 2009 at the Aga Khan Auditorium in Karachi. The meeting was held in collaboration with NOWPDP (Network of Organisations Working for People with Disabilities in Pakistan). The meeting marked the collection of over half a million signatures on the disability petition by the children and young people of Pakistan. These signatures were handed over to Mr. Amin Hashwani, President of NOWPDP, to pass on to the Government of Pakistan. The meeting also included performances by the Arts and Science Academy, The ABSA School, Ida Rieu, and a student of Mama Parsi School.
 
 
     
     
     
 
 
ART INSTALLATION ON THE BEACH
 
   
   
   
 
The 24th of October was an important day the world over this year. It was hailed as the most widespread day of climate action in the planet history. Big rallies were held in big cities as well as other incredible creative actions took place across the globe: mountain climbers on the highest peaks with banners, underwater demonstrations in island nations threatened by sea level rise, star athletes organized mass bike rides--and hundreds upon hundreds of community events to raise awareness of the need for urgent action as we head towards the crucial UN Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009.

In this regard, the Children Museum for Peace & Human Rights had organized a Walk to Raise Awareness about Climate Change for the students of Karachi to celebrate the International Day of Climate Action and join millions around the world who were standing up in favour of swift and bold climate action and demanding that their leaders do the same.

Unfortunately, this Walk had to be cancelled due to security concerns in the country. Instead, a colourful installation was put up on the Sea View Beach representing the 2,500 students from 33 schools in Karachi who had confirmed their participation for the Walk. The different, but blending colours symbolize the children in Pakistan coming together with the rest of the world for one common cause: a clean, green world.

Many thanks to Sohail Abdullah for creating the installation and to Kathy Kierle Ali for the photography.