The Declaration of October movement
One of the most basic human rights is the right to found a family. In the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the right of children to grow up in a family environment and to know and be cared for by their parents is specifically recognized.
October movement is non-governmental association advocating for equal human rights and individual welfare that includes everyone regardless of abilities, nationality, gender, race, religion, cultural background, family structure, world view, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
We promote equality for all families including persons with disabilities and their families and aim to highlight the diversity of family structures and to strengthen solidarity among families.
Family is the fundamental group unit of society and the natural environment for the growth and well-being of all its members. It is entitled to protection by society and the state.
All children should have the right to grow up in a family environment with safe exposure/access to education, adequate nutrition and health care, leisure, play, culture, and art and free from violence, abuse, hazardous employment, exploitation, abduction or sale. We promote autonomy of living and inclusion in the society for all and support efforts towards deinstitutionalization.
The positions and policies we adopt are based on five binding UN treaties (CRC, ICESCR, ICCPR, Disabilities, and Migrant Workers )and what has proven to bring the best outcomes for men, women and children, and thus society.
Children should be protected against all forms of discrimination or punishment on the basis of the status, activities, expressed opinions, or beliefs of the child's parents or family members. The law should protect them from attacks against their way of life, their good name, their family and their home. To protect the institution of the family is to protect one of the most basic human rights known to mankind.
CPS, Legally Kidnapped, Lumos, Child Welfare, Ohchr, Unicef, Child Rights, Take Custody, EIT, Human Rights Council, Committee for the Prevention of Torture, Octomen Movement, Social Work Critique, Social Work, Not Help,
☞ October Movement
☞ The Declaration of October movement
☞ An advisory for child welfare clients
☞ Open letter to Committee for the Prevention of Torture
☞ How and why are Bears Cards used?
☞ Church provides shelter for the victim of rasism of the child welfare
☞ Henriikka Kurhela - My Story
☞ UN: Conventions on the Rights of the Child
- Concluding Observations: Finland
☞ UN: 4th periodic report of the Government of Finland on the implementation of the UN convention on the Rights of Child
☞ UN: Human Rights Council - Periodic review Finland (2012)
☞ UN: Human Rights Council - Periodic review Addendum Finland
☞ EIT: K.A. v. Finland
☞ EIT: K.U. v. Finland
☞ EIT: Grönmark and Backlund v. Finland
☞ EIT: Laakso v. Finland
☞ EIT: Röman v. Finland
☞ EIT: K. and T. v Finland
☞ EIT: Juppala v. Finland
☞ EIT: Nuutinen v. Finland
☞ EIT: L. v. Finland
☞ EIT: H.K v. Finland
☞ EIT: Hokkanen v. Finland