Working to create a world where children are free from violence.
World Day of Prayer and Action 2023
According to UNICEF, climate change is the biggest threat to children, impacting their health, education, and rights. Many children in 33 countries face high risks due to climate effects. Children are more vulnerable to climate impacts, like disrupted education and health. Moving due to climate change raises risks of abuse. Droughts and floods have harmed 149 million children, and 345 million people in 82 countries faced severe food shortages by mid-2022
Advocating for Children's Rights and Well-Being
The Advocacy Guide and Companion Toolkit have been jointly developed by the Prayer and Action for Children and Global Network of Religions for Children initiatives of Arigatou International.
*While you can visit this exhibition using any device, for the full 3D experience we recommend accessing through a computer.
Faith in Action for Children
Take a tour through the halls of our 3D exhibition* full of voices of children and adults about the impact of COVID-19 in the lives of children and learn what we can do together.
Faith and Children’s Rights:
A Multi-Religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child
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.
We can make a difference.
Our challenge is to end the silence, to stop violence against children.
We invite you to learn more about how we contribute to end violence against children and ways to get involved.
Prayer and Action for Children
Established in 2008, the Prayer and Action for Children initiative of Arigatou International works with diverse religious leaders and faith communities at global, regional and local levels to promote interfaith cooperation and advocacy for the rights of all children, to promote policy changes that benefit children and to influence positive social and behavioral change to end violence against children.
Little Buddha Exploring Child Protection in Buddhist Communities across Southeast Asia - A Scoping Study
The insights and recommendations provided in this study are intended to serve as a reference for religious leaders and educators in Buddhist educational institutions with the goal to provide the knowledge and tools needed to strengthen child protection.
Prayer and Action's work
Since 2008, Prayer and Action’s work has reached over 90 countries around the world to promote multi-stakeholder collaboration for children’s rights and well-being, with a focus on ending violence against children.
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About Arigatou International
Arigatou International is “All for Children” and works with people from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds to build a better world for children. Believing that every girl and boy is a precious treasure of humanity, Arigatou International draws on universal principles of common good found in religious and spiritual traditions and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Arigatou employs interfaith and intercultural approaches to promote children’s rights and well-being, seeking to bring about positive change at all levels—from the grassroots to the global.