Month: November 2011

UNICEF Partners with Religious Communities to End Violence against Children

  NEW YORK, USA, 29, November 2011—Mohamed, a 15-year-old in Mauritania, used to be frightened to go to his Madrassa (Qur’anic school) because he was regularly hit by the teacher. “It upset me a lot… sometimes I was beaten up badly,” he said. But now, Mohamed likes attending school and enjoys learning thanks to a …

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World Day 2011: Global Events Counter Violence, Create Hope

“Stop violence against children and protect their well-being!” is the all embracing theme of the World Day movement from 2011 to 2013. Tremendous strides were made this year, thanks to the thousands of religious, governmental and community partners all over the world who organized faith observances and community action events on or around 20 November. …

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Painting a Rainbow for Children: World Day of Prayer and Action 2011 Launching

World Day 2011 events aim to stop violence against children (New York, 14 November 2011)  – Making the world fit for children – especially by stopping violence against them – is the shared goal of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, a global movement.  Across the globe, hundreds of religious and civic …

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