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Gender Based Violence Newsletter

Gender Based Violence remains a major issue all around the world exacerbated in conflict and post-conflict settings where sexual violence is used as a war weapon and where violence encourages the perpetration of gender-based violence within all components of the society, including homes, schools, workplace, etc. This newsletter publication mainly features the activities of the African Youth and Children Network for Human Rights (YCNR) (Réseau des Enfants et Jeunes Africains pour les Droits Humains (REJADH), a Youth of faith network that Arigatou International has brought together with the help of Norwegian Church Aid to address issues of Gender Based Violence in conflict and post conflict countries and how they negatively impact on children (Countries of focus - Burundi, Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and South Sudan).
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Myth of Maputo Campaign

The campaign focuses on the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women, also called the Maputo Protocol.
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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Tool Kit

This year marks the 25th year of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, initiated in 1991 and coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. This years theme of the 16 Days Campaign is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All”, in recognition of the structural discrimination and inequality perpetuated by the cycle of violence even when they are educated. This Take Action Kit is a set of resources to help guide the campaign and serves as a guideline in taking action towards ending gender based violence.
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Newsletter - Regional Youth Peace Building Forum, Nairobi 29-31st August

The major actors involved in violent extremism are vulnerable youth in unstable areas. This is especially the case in the Eastern Africa region. In this regard, Arigatou International – Nairobi in collaboration with the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and ICCO Cooperation facilitated a three day regional reflection forum with the theme "Deepening Cooperation in Countering Violent Extremism." It sought to foster a deeper understanding of the drivers of youth radicalization into violent extremism in the region, and to generate recommendations aimed at sensitizing people working with youth to address the topic. Youth–centered approaches and intra/interfaith initiatives were utilized to enhance mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and harmonious relations between religious and other groups.
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Putting Children First - Briefing Paper

This brand new briefing paper draws on evidence and the experience of over 20 organisations working together in the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty. It outlines key building blocks for how countries can address child poverty and offers evidence and experience to support national discussion on the best policy options for children.
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STEP FORWARD, Year Book - 2016

For End Child Poverty, this last year presented an opportunity to endeavor in taking accelerated steps, pushing our boundaries and comfort zones while making sure to remain grounded and focused on our founding objective to end child poverty. As we go forward, we have reason to be hopeful and to expect greater impact by looking forward to intensifying our partnerships to build a genuine and broad based coalition of actors at all levels driven by faith and the power of their conviction to eradicate child poverty.
 
This year book is in many ways, a narrative of our work and that of our partners in the pursuit of endeavours to respond to child poverty in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals. We invite you to read and share widely, these stories of building a better world for children by ending child poverty.

For more information and to submit your story, kindly contact us.

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Ending Child Poverty and Violence Against Children Sombor - Serbia

Addressing challenges of Child Poverty and Violence Against Children, while simultaneously providing new sustainable pathways, the 3 days’ Workshop and Round-Table facilitated by Arigatou international - Nairobi In collaboration with the Somborski Edukativni Centar (SEC), highlighted ways that children experience poverty and the patterns of poverty across the Balkans as well as the common drivers of poverty and violence against the children.
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Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development contains a bold, ambitious and clear call to eliminate violence against children. This provides a unique opportunity to catalyse action that builds safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments for every child. We all have the power and responsibility to act.
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Convention on the Rights of the Child

Nearly 25 years ago, the world made a promise to children: that we would do everything in our power to protect and promote their rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential. This year, as we approach the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), there is much to celebrate: from declining infant mortality, to rising school enrollment, to better opportunities for girls. In spite of the overall gains, there are many children who have fallen even further behind. Old challenges have combined with new problems to deprive many children of their rights and the benefits of development. To meet these challenges, and to reach those children who are hardest to reach, we need new ways of thinking and new ways of doing.
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The State of the World’s Children 2016: A fair chance for every child

Every child has the right to health, education and protection, and every society has a stake in expanding children’s opportunities in life. Yet, around the world, millions of children are denied a fair chance for no reason other than the country, gender or circumstances into which they are born. The State of the World’s Children 2016 argues that progress for the most disadvantaged children is not only a moral, but also a strategic imperative. Stakeholders have a clear choice to make: invest in accelerated progress for the children being left behind, or face the consequences of a far more divided world by 2030. At the start of a new development agenda,This UNICEF report concludes with a set of recommendations to help chart the course towards a more equitable world.
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Alone and Frightened Research Report

Even though we lose 30,000 fewer children each day than a half a century ago, we still are losing 20,000 children daily. The tragedy is that these deaths are largely preventable. Some of these lives are lost in violent wars where children are conscripted against their will to kill, maim and plunder. Often, they are forced by their abductors to turn the gun on their relatives, even parents, so that they have no one to go back to—effectively transforming murderous gangs to be their families.
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Offenders on the Move

Global Report on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism

Despite 20 years of efforts, the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT) has expanded across the globe and out-paced every attempt to respond at the international and national level. The results of the first comprehensive global study on SECTT confirm that no region is untouched by this crime and no country is ‘immune’. In an increasingly interconnected world, more people are on the move and even the most remote parts of the planet are now within reach, thanks to cheaper travel and the spread of the Internet. As a result, the risks of child sexual exploitation are increasing. See more at: http://globalstudysectt.org
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Street-Connected Children Myth Busters: Challenge Your Perceptions

There are a number of common misconceptions about children in street situations, from who they are, to how many there are around the world, to why children connect to the streets in the first place.
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Ending Extreme Poverty: A Moral and Spiritual Imperative

“Arigatou International endorses a global statement by the World Bank Group, committing to end extreme poverty by 2030.
For the first time in human history, we can do more than simply envision a world free of extreme poverty; we can make it a reality.

This Moral and Spiritual Imperative statement seeks to generate the necessary social and political will by inspiring greater commitments from others to join in this cause, tapping into many of the shared convictions and beliefs that unify the world’s major religions around the call and responsibility to combat poverty”

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Global Coalition Partners Against Child Poverty - Joint Statement

Child poverty is a challenge which should bind us globally. In almost every country in the world children are more likely to be living in poverty than adults, and compounding this, their particular life stage makes them more vulnerable to its devastating effects with potential lifelong consequences for their physical, cognitive and social development. While children themselves suffer the impacts of their poverty most severely and immediately, the harmful consequences for societies, economies and future generations can be felt nationally, regionally and even globally.
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Leaving No Child Behind End Child Poverty 2014 / 2015 Yearbook

This year book is in many ways, a narrative of our work and that of our partners in the pursuit of endeavours to respond to child poverty. From religious leaders, to international organizations, to grassroots child rights workers, people on every continent have enthusiastically welcomed these initiatives.

We wish therefore to say a very hearty thank you to all those who made tireless effort to make the activities and thoughts reported here possible – and we invite you to read and share widely, these stories of building a better world for children by ending child poverty.

For more information and to submit your story, kindly contact us.

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A Place of Faith in Ending Child Poverty

Set against the backdrop of a country healing from violent conflict and working toward economic recovery, the theme of “Affirming the Place of Faith in Ending Child Poverty” was both timely and a call to practical action.
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Statement by the African Faith Leaders Summit on the Post 2015 Development Agenda

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GNRC Fourth Forum Report Internet Version

The Fourth Forum of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) was held from 16th - 18th June 2012 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, under the theme of “Ending Poverty, Enriching Children: INSPIRE. ACT. CHANGE.” Four hundred and seventy (470) participants from 64 different countries around the world, including 49 children and young people, engaged in spirited discussions focused on what the world’s faith communities can do together to end child poverty.
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End Child Poverty - Annual Report 2013/2014

Extreme poverty is one of the most extensive forms of human degradation. Perhaps the greatest moral scandal in the world today is that over a billion people continue to live in squalor and indignity while there is enough resources for everyone. Interfaith Initiative to End Child Poverty is committed to the simple dictum that that no child, and no one indeed, should live in extreme poverty.
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Common African Position (Cap) on the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Recalling the July 2012 Decision of the African Union Summit (Assembly/AU/Dec. 423 (XIX)), which mandates the African Union Commission, in close consultation with Members States and Regional Economic Communities, to identify Africa’s priorities for the post-2015 Development Agenda, and further recalling the Decision of May 2013 of the African Union Summit, which decided to establish a High-Level Committee (HLC) of Heads of State and Government to sensitize and coordinate the activities of African leaders and build regional and inter-continental alliances on the Common African Position (CAP) on the post-2015 Development Agenda (Assembly/AU/Dec.475(XXI)), a ten-member committee was formed.
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Africa Faith Leaders Position Paper on the Post 2015 Development Agenda

As people of Religions, we gratefully experience communion with God, and we believe that God mercifully reaches out to all people, especially people who are poor and marginalized. We are moved by the joy that God gives us to work for justice for all God's servants and the preservation of His entire work of creation...