Sources for the data in these info-graphics can be found in the Fact Sheet on Alternatives to Detention in Australia.
The Australian Coalition to End Immigration Detention of Children (ACEIDC) also known as End Child Detention Australia was formed in 2012 to advocate for the release of children being held in immigration detention facilities.
It currently consists of 8 partners from secular, faith-based and non-government organisations who together represent over 500 organisations, in effect a civil society movement against the detention of children.
#Free The Children is a social action coordinated by the ACEIDC taking place all over Australia, right now. See the action taking place near you.
On June 15 we are co-ordinating a National Day of Action.
The #Free The Children installation will be on the lawns of Parliament House, Canberra asking members of the public to come and symbolically free a child.
Nation wide, we will be running a coordinated social media campaign using #FreeTheChildren and inviting others to run their own version of our installation.
If you would like to run the action in your community, you can access our DIY kit here.
Contact Jenny Collins-White on 02 9919 7800 for more information.
MATERIALS TO DIY
The real impact will be your version of this action in your community.
Here’s the DIY Kit
You can download it by clicking on the link, and then right clicking on the open PDF and highlighting ’save as…’
It includes tips for creating your own cage to hold the dolls, a checklist of what’s needed to make it happen, pdf’s of an info flyer and posters to use on the day, FAQ for chatting to the public, ideas for getting local media interested and examples of how it’s been done on a teeny budget and on a bigger one!
All the printed materials for the #FreeTheChildren actions are available below.
You can download them by clicking on the link, and then right clicking on the open PDF and highlighting ’save as…’
ID Tags: Download here
Postcard: Download here
Poster front: Download here
Poster back: Download here
High Quality ‘Free The Children’ Image: Download here
This action has been designed to invite notable people and the media to raise awareness of the issue.
Here’s a sample release, please replace the grey highlighted text with information appropriate to your action, edit as you wish.
If you are asked any in depth policy q’s etc you can direct journalists to Claire Hammerton, Campaign Coordinator, ChilOut,0487 577 034 (if you do this, please let Claire know about your event either by phone or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Here’s a sample invitation letter to be sent to to Local Politicians/ Councilors/ Celebrities, people of note who are likely to support and encourage the media to cover the issue.
Please replace the grey highlighted text with information appropriate to your action, edit as you wish.
This video can be shared on social media to promote your event. To share, use this URL: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OFsPwfM_G4