Portrait of Rebecca at 17
Rebecca Göthe

Rebecca represented children who are fighting for the rights of the child.

Rebecca Göthe, from Malmö, Sweden, was a jury member from 2000 to 2004. She represented children who are fighting for the rights of the child. Her earliest involvement was in the struggle against child labour and slavery and for poor children's right to education and at the age of ten she co-founded the organization Children Against Slavery (C.A.S.).

Since Rebecca ‘retired’ from the WCP Children’s Jury at 18, in 2005, she has continued to work with the WCP, and has stayed committed to fighting for human rights and the rights of the child in many different ways. Rebecca has worked with several children- and youth related projects in the MENA region, for example with refugee children in Jordan and street children in Egypt. She has also worked with unaccompanied refugee children in Sweden. Rebecca has a Masters in development studies, and a BA in international relations. She sits on the board of the World’s Children’s Prize Foundation, and also coordinates the World's Children's Prize Youth Advisory Boards, mentoring the children involved, giving support and training.

 
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