227 asylum seeker children remain locked away in Australia’s immigration detention centers. The profound, negative impacts of indefinite detention on the health and development of children is comprehensively documented, and unacceptable.
The Australian Coalition to End Immigration Detention of Children (ACEIDC) is coordinating a National Day of Action on Monday June 15th 2015 across Australia, as part of #refugeeweek2015.
Through this social media campaign, we can demonstrate that Australians care about the lives of all children, and that children should be accommodated with their families where possible, in the community, while their immigration status is being resolved.
Source: Thunderclap: #FreeTheChildren
Show your support for this campaign by clicking here and signing up via Facebook, Twitter or Tumbler:
By registering through the website, a message of support will be sent out via your social media platform at precisely the same time as the event – 2pm, Monday 15 June. The same will happen for all those who’ve registered and this will create a ‘wave’ or ‘clap’ on social media.