Campaigning

cheers downing streetCentral to the aims and objectives of Mothers’ Union is the need to campaign for social justice

Actively campaigning and speaking out against injustice is crucial to being a Christian and the large Mothers’ Union membership has a strong campaigning voice. You too can join that voice and aid us in bringing about real, positive changes. See how you can take action.

On a local, national and international basis Mothers’ Union members take part in campaigns to protect those who cannot protect themselves and enable families to flourish, knowing they are supported. Read some of our campaign stories.

Children, unable to defend their own rights, are largely campaigned for by Mothers’ Union. We recognised that today’s society leaves children vulnerable to many attacks that take away their right to be a child. Our Bye Buy Childhood campaign was launched in 2010 to raise awareness of the increasing levels of marketing and sexual imagery aimed at and accessible to children. The campaign has already brought about a change in both industry and government and we hope to continue its impact over the coming years

There are many ways to take part in our campaigning. Take action through praying for our work across the world and our members in your area.

Help us highlight the commercialisation of childhood by writing to your MP or local newspaper about the issue. Include examples you have seen in the media or shops and as far as possible use your own words to explain the impact this has on your family and loved ones.

Tell us how industry guidelines on advertising are being applied in your area by completing our marketing surveys in shops and open spaces near you. Outdoor advertising, magazine and clothing industries have all produced guidelines on marketing to children and we need to know how these are being applied across the country. Take a couple of minutes to let us know.

Use ParentPort to complain about content that you find inappropriate for children. This one stop website directs your complaints to the relevant regulatory body for television, radio, marketing and advertising. Please help us raise awareness of this easy to use website.

 

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