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World Day Observance- Sri Lanka

World Day Prayer and Action for Children will be celebrated at a national "Deshodaya" in Galle. Over 500 community leaders, religious leaders and young people will participate to build awareness and generate solutions to end violence against children.

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Report from UNICEF:

In Sri Lanka, on the 20 November, religious leaders, community leaders and young people came together to renew their commitment to end all forms of violence against children at a Day of Prayer and Action for Children event organized by Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, a national non-governmental organization. At the event, awareness was raised about the importance of preventing violence against children and the role that religious/faith communities can play. At an interactive session with children, facilitated by UNICEF, the negative effects of corporal punishment as a form of discipline were discussed.

Keywords: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Sri Lanka, Asia, GNRC, faith based organization, fbo, violence against children

Date: Saturday, 12 November 2011
Location:
Galle