It is now renewed every year, in November on the occasion of this day.
Childhood in the world is
- Extraordinary stories of children , always filmed with delicacy and respect, who tell us, each in their own way, the beauties and the wounds of their lives.
- High- quality documentary films , most of them award-winning and unreleased in France, which shed light on the challenges children today face all over the world.
- A place for debate and advocacy , the aim of which is also to alert people to the serious violations of rights of which children are victims.
The International Catholic Child Bureau, initiator of the Festival
Created in 1948, BICE is an international NGO under French law (1901). The association is present on 4 continents and carries out projects in 25 countries to protect the dignity and rights of children.
BICE supports its action with children on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which it has helped to develop and whose application it supports. He received the Human Rights Prize of the French Republic in 1996.
BICE has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which is present in this capacity with the Human Rights Council and the Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva. It is in operational contact with UNESCO, and it has consultative status with the Council of Europe and the International Organization of la Francophonie (OIF).
Pascale Kramer, co-founder of the festival and in charge of its programming.
Writer and novelist, Pascale received the Swiss Grand Prize for Literature for her body of work in 2017. She is also responsible for the programming of the African Book Fair in Geneva.