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Arigatou International developed Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-Religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the CRC in 2019. The Study is the work of numerous partners, including religious leaders, scholars, human rights experts, and is enriched by the voices of children. Key partners include UNICEF, the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), the International Dialogue Center (KAICIID) and World Vision International.
The Study examines the Convention on the Rights of the Child, for the very first time, from the perspective of seven major religions. It highlights the significant role played by religious communities in advancing the rights and well-being of children over the past 30 years. Most importantly, the Study seeks to identify the common values shared among different religions and the principles of the CRC. It seeks to promote continued action by faith communities to implement this international treaty. Another important goal of the Study is to encourage further action by faith communities in the protection of children from violence.ACCESS CRC STUDY DOCUMENTS
End Child Poverty is a multi-faith, child-centered, global initiative of Arigatou International that mobilises faith-inspired resources to eradicate poverty affecting children.
We aim to create a world free of child poverty, by addressing both the root causes of poverty in the human heart and the structural causes of poverty.
Arigatou International—End Child Poverty in collaboration with Zanzibar Interfaith Centre (ZANZIC), Sudan Council of Churches (SCC), and Sudan Interreligious Council (SIRC) facilitated a learning and exposure visit from 12th -18th December 2020 in Zanzibar. This visit come under the Sudan Social Cohesion Initiative which is implemented by SCC and SIRC and supported by Arigatou International, the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA), Hekima Institute for Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) and the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) - under the Regional Peace Program (RPP).
Arigatou International, through its initiatives; End Child Poverty and Ethics Education for children has launched the Children’s Solutions Lab. This solutions lab is a meaningful space and a participatory process for children from different backgrounds to come together to understand, dialogue and take action towards ending child poverty through solutions focused on education.