The Red Hand Campaign asks nation states to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict and make clear their commitment to ending the use of child soldiers. The goal is for every country in the world to ratify the optional protocol by 2012, the tenth anniversary of when it took effect.
To take part in the Red Hand Campaign:
- Create red hand prints on paper (using finger paint, drawing an outline, using red paper, or in some other way) and then add their names, hometowns, and a message.
- Send your red hands to the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, 777 UN Plaza, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations will deliver the red hands to the UN missions.
- Share your activities! Tell the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations how you have made Red Hands.