2014 Activities

world day 2016

18

Events planned in

14

Countries

Argentina

Kites for Peace

Thursday, 20 November 2014

More than 1,500 children gathered for programs with neighbor children, and to fly kites for peace. The day ended with an interfaith prayer guided by Escuela de Amor.

Strengthening the Child Protection System in Argentina

Friday, 21 November 2014

In collaboration with GNRC member and faith-based organization SERPAJ (Servicio Paz y Justicia), GNRC set up a workshop of information for the advocacy of children's rights.

Barbados

From Commitment to Action: Barbadian Religious Leaders work on Protocol to Prevent and Protect Children from Child Abuse

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Child Care Board of Barbados assembled approximately forty religious leaders in a symposium to examine a protocol for church leaders. This protocol is for reporting and preventing child sexual abuse.

Bhutan

World Day Observance in Bhutan

Thursday, 20 November 2014

World Day Observance in Bhutan, in Thimphu.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Positive Parenting Workshop

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Women's Association "Mosaic" in cooperation with the Municipality of Visoko, Sports Association High, religious communities, primary and secondary schools, plans to hold workshops on positive parenting.

Workshop and Training for the Youth: Advocacy and Its Use in Ending Child Poverty

Thursday, 20 November 2014

This workshop will teach the youth to efficiently use advocacy mechanisms to help eradicate poverty. They will then be invited to participate in a round table discussion to develop a strategy to eradicate child poverty on a municipal level.

Positive Parenting Workshop for Children and Parents

Thursday, 20 November 2014

This two-part workshop will involve the Learning to Live Together manual, the face to face method, and a documentary viewing of Breath of Life.

Prayer Against Violence Against Children and Youth

Saturday, 22 November 2014

We will visit the park at our town centre and offer an interfaith prayer for all children and youth who were victims of violence and abuse.

A Visit to All God's Houses

Saturday, 22 November 2014

In cooperation with the Inter-religious Council Doboj, youth and adults from all religious groups will visit the centers of other religious communities.

Children's Activities

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Women's Association "Mosaic" in cooperation with the Municipality of Visoko, Sports Association High, religious communities, primary and secondary schools, plans to hold a day of creative activities for children.

Round Table: Eradication of Poverty, End Child Poverty

Thursday, 27 November 2014

To launch the initiative to develop a strategy on ending poverty, we will organize a round table discussion and invite professionals and workers in that field.

Brazil

World Day of Prayer and Action in Guarabira

Thursday, 06 November 2014

In the city of Guarabira (Paraíba State) celebrations took place during the entire month (from November 6 to November 27).

World Day of Prayer and Action in Gravatai

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

In Gravatai, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) together with religious traditions will celebrate their year-round project of conversation circles.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Ubatuba

Friday, 14 November 2014

Twice in Ubatuba, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) together with religious traditions will celebrate their year-round project of conversation circles.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Campinas

Saturday, 15 November 2014

In Campinas, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) together with religious traditions will celebrate their year-round project of conversation circles.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Indaiatuba

Sunday, 16 November 2014

In Indaiatuba, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) together with religious traditions will celebrate their year-round project of conversation circles.

Ecumenical Celebration and Donation

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Good Shepherd College in Salvador da Bahia celebrated by calling the attention of the community to the urgency of preventing violence against children.

Establishing the Day of Prayer and Action for Children

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Day of Prayer and Action for Children is established by law as an official date of celebration in cities in Brazil.

Open Day Celebration for Children and Their Families

Thursday, 20 November 2014

With the Institute Frei Ludovico, Pastoral da Crianca organized a helpful day of celebration for children and families.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Salvador - BA

Thursday, 20 November 2014

In Salvador - BA, the religious tradition and Ethics Education trained people will organize activities in the community and schools.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Brasilia

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children was celebrated with a special plenary session in the Camaras de Deputados Federais (Chamber of Deputies) of Brazil,

World Day of Prayer and Action in Porto Alegre

Thursday, 20 November 2014

In Porto Alegre, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) celebrated at the College St. Agnes.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Bahia

Friday, 21 November 2014

In Bom Jesus da Lapa in Bahia, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) celebrated with a day of festivity and featured their message on local television.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Sao Paulo

Saturday, 22 November 2014

In Sao Paulo, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) together with religious traditions celebrated with various activities.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Farroupilha

Saturday, 22 November 2014

In Farroupilha, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) together with religious traditions will celebrate their year-round project of conversation circles.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Blumenau

Saturday, 22 November 2014

In Blumenau, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) together with religious traditions will celebrate their year-round project of conversation circles.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Curitiba

Saturday, 22 November 2014

With two events in Curitiba, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) together with religious traditions will celebrate their year-round project of conversation circles.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Caxias do Sul

Saturday, 22 November 2014

In Caxias do Sul, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) together with religious traditions will celebrate their year-round project of conversation circles.

Recreational Workshops for Excluded Children and At-Risk Youth

Saturday, 22 November 2014

DPAC was celebrated on the 22nd of November at the Catholic Marist School of Samambaia, a center for excluded children and at risk youth.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Barra do Garças

Sunday, 23 November 2014

In Barra do Garças, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) together with religious traditions will celebrate their year-round project of conversation circles.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Ubatuba

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Twice in Ubatuba, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) together with religious traditions will celebrate their year-round project of conversation circles.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Sumare

Saturday, 29 November 2014

In Sumare, Pastoral da Crianca (Children's Ministry) together with religious traditions will celebrate their year-round project of conversation circles.

Chile

World Day of Prayer and Action in Chile

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Five supporting organizations come together as GNRC Chile celebrates World Day with an interfaith discussion group on childhood, inter-religious prayer and a public campaign for the proper treatment of children.

Awareness Campaign

Thursday, 20 November 2014

An awareness-raising campaign took place in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Santiago de Chile.

Panel Discussion on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Tuesday, 09 December 2014

A panel discussion on the Convention on the Rights of the Child was organized in commemoration of the International Day of Human Rights.

Colombia

World Day of Prayer and Action in Bogota

Saturday, 22 November 2014

With the support of UNICEF and IELC, the day of prayer and action in Bogota was celebrated with an interfaith gathering and discussion on upholding children's rights locally.

Youth Parade

Saturday, 29 November 2014

A parade through the streets of St. Augustin marked the day of prayer and action in Istmina, which ended with an interfaith prayer, activities, and the inauguration of an ecological kiosk.

Congo

Assisting Brazzaville's Expelled Children

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Advocating to stop violence done against children, and to improve their living conditions in Congo, their land of refuge.

Cuba

World Day of Prayer and Action in Havana

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The World Day of Prayer and Action will be observed at the Instituto Superior Ecuménico de Ciencias de la Religión (Advanced Ecumenical Institute of Religious Science).

Preventing Violence in La Marina

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children will be observed in La Marina, a poverty-stricken area of Matanzas.

Preventing Violence in Simpson

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children will be observed in Simpson, a poverty-stricken area of Matanzas.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Sancti Spíritus

Thursday, 20 November 2014

An interfaith celebration for children of marginalized neighborhoods was held in Sancti Spiritus, educating the youth on their rights.

World Day of Prayer and Action at the Havana Center

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Day of Prayer and Action will be observed at the Havana Center, located in an area of poverty.

World Day of Prayer and Action throughout Cuba

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Protestant Christian denomination) celebrated the Day of Prayer and Action throughout the country with children and their families.

Hospital Visit in Holguín

Thursday, 20 November 2014

On the national level, Cuba's Day of Prayer and Action event is held in an oncology hospital in Holguín. A Quaker pastor and her congregation will visit patients to meet, pray and act to improve the quality of life for children suffering from cancer.

World Day of Prayer and Action at the Kairos Center

Thursday, 20 November 2014

A celebration and observation of World Day will be held at the Kairos Center in Matanzas, with children from poor neighborhoods.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Santiago de Cuba

Thursday, 20 November 2014

GNRC-Cuba will celebrate the World Day of Prayer and Action at the Lavastida Ecumenical Center in the province of Santiago de Cuba.

Day of Prayer and Action for Children Without Social Welfare

Thursday, 20 November 2014

An event for the Day of Prayer and Action will be held in the city of Matanzas, at the home for children without support from social welfare.

Preventing Violence in Los Mangos

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children will be observed in Los Mangos, a poverty-stricken area of Matanzas.

Country-wide Celebration in Churches

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Seventh-day Adventist Church (Protestant Christian denomination) celebrated the day of prayer and action in all of its chapels throughout the country, with children and their families.

World Day of Prayer and Action at the Parque de la Libertad

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The city of Matanzas will congregate at the Parque de la Libertad to honor children who do not have parental support, as well as adults who suffer from HIV and AIDS.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Matanzas

Thursday, 20 November 2014

In 2009, Rev. Dr. Ofelia Ortega started Day of Prayer and Action's yearly event at the Evangelical Theology Seminary of Matanzas. Since then, the event has been held with students and families of various denominations of the Seminary.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Santa Clara

Saturday, 06 December 2014

An event for the World Day of Prayer and Action for children will be held in Santa Clara, linked to the celebration of the World Day of People with Disabilities.

Dominican Republic

A Workshop on Peace

Saturday, 15 November 2014

On November 15th, a workshop with adolescents of the C+ group was organized. The workshop took place at the Centre of Friends of Cabrera, with the support of Arter and Elbien.com: partner organizations of GNRC.

A March and Vigil

Thursday, 20 November 2014

To raise awareness on violence against children, GNRC teamed up with the foundations Elbien.com and Arter for a march through Cabrera.

The Santo Domingo Interfaith Breakfast

Friday, 28 November 2014

In Santo Domingo, an interfaith breakfast for religious and spiritual leaders of the country took place on the 28th of November. The event was organized by the GNRC together with the NGO Coalition for Children.

Ecuador

Forum on Eradicating Violence Toward Children

Friday, 24 October 2014

This will be a forum on ways of eradicating violence toward children in our environment, with the participation of government officials, representatives from the Working Youth Program, religious officials, UNICEF and UNESCO.

A Moment of Prayer Across Religions

Thursday, 20 November 2014

On Thursday, November 20, every church, organization, and educational institution will organize an intense and profound moment of ecumenical prayer at their respective locations, in harmony with the entire world.

A Day of Prayer and a Festival of the Arts

Saturday, 22 November 2014

A day of prayer and a festival of the arts, with music and art performances will be preceded by a march through the streets promoting the rights of children. The children of Ecuador will present a statement to government officials.

India

Week for Holistic Welfare of Children

Friday, 14 November 2014

With a series of programmes and outreach activities, Ramakrishna Mission and its partners observe the Global Week for Holistic Welfare of Children, which begins on November 14 and culminates on the Day of Prayer and Action for Children: November 20.

Standing up with 1 Million Indian Children

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Shanti Ashram and GNRC India focus on child rights literacy, and community service to end child marriage. Throughout the month will be training programs for volunteers, public education and action programs, and special programs on November 14 and 20.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Vasai

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Catholic Diocese of Vasai will gather over a thousand children from houses for those who have been abandoned and orphaned, in the presence of the Archbishop, to celebrate the Day of Prayer and Action.

Indonesia

Learning to Live Together Workshop for Students

Saturday, 27 September 2014

An ethics education program conducted with students from various schools began with an interfaith prayer session for children all over the world.

World Day of Prayer and Action Peace Campaign

Monday, 29 September 2014

Students at Amalina Islamic School celebrated the World Day of Prayer and Action with various activities in a campaign for peace.

Japan

Panel Discussions on Online Violence Against Children

Friday, 21 November 2014

Today, the internet is rapidly becoming a distinct setting where children's rights are violated. These panel discussions will explore the World Day's response to child abuse online, as keynote speaker John Carr provides expert insights.

Kenya

National Polio Campaign

Thursday, 20 November 2014

GNRC member Sen. H. Kipchumba took his message of fighting polio literally door-to-door to a Church group that is resistant to the use of modern medicine including immunization.

A Visit to a Children's Home: A Mobilization Campaign

Saturday, 22 November 2014

The gesture of visiting a children's home will mobilize religious leaders and children's rights advocates to pray and take action against the aggression done to children all over Kenya.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Isiolo

Saturday, 29 November 2014

With the support and participation of Isiolo Women of Faith, GNRC Kenya celebrated the day of prayer and action in Pepo La Tumaini Jangwani - a center for girls rescued from early marriages and commercial work.

Lebanon

World Day of Prayer and Action in Beirut

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The school of Saint-Sauveur celebrated the Day of Prayer and Action with a performance of a play entitled "Latest News," a few words from Fr. Abdo Raad, and visits to religious sites.

Mauritius

Training Sessions on Positive Parenting

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Experts on parenting will coach and train resource persons in positive parenting. These resource people will conduct focus group discussions on positive parenting next year.

Mozambique

Faith-based organizations promoting children’s rights in religious ceremonies nationwide

Friday, 21 November 2014

Faith-based organizations promoting children’s rights in religious ceremonies nationwide November 2014.

Nepal

Awareness Program

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Various schools, colleges, and centers will host awareness programs through talks about the Day of Prayer and Action for Children.

Interaction Program on Ethics Education

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

An interaction program on Ethics Education will be hosted in three different orphanages in Kathmandu.

Women's Workshop on Positive Parenting

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

A workshop with women on positive parenting will be hosted at the Women's Education Program at Shanti Sewa Ashram in Koteshwor.

Art Competition

Thursday, 20 November 2014

A creative competition in the arts will be held in schools across Nepal, as well as in homes for children and study clubs.

Media Broadcast

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Interviews will be held across all possible media to raise awareness on child marriage.

Interfaith Prayer

Thursday, 20 November 2014

APED Nepal will continue their program for harmony with interfaith prayers involving various religions.

Art Workshop for Peace

Friday, 21 November 2014

APED Nepal will gather children of various backgrounds to participate in an workshop taught by renowned artists.

Interfaith Program and Prayers

Friday, 21 November 2014

An interfaith interaction program on stopping child marriage will be hosted at Shanti Sewa Ashram in Kathmandu.

Workshop and Training Program for Children

Saturday, 22 November 2014

A day-long workshop on the Day of Prayer and Action will be attended by children from different schools.

Nigeria

Children's Peace Walk

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The children of Nigeria will walk to condemn the violence done against them and the inability of the community to protect them.

Studio Interview

Thursday, 20 November 2014

To promote the Day of Prayer and Action in Nigeria, a media chat will be held to make every Nigerian child aware of the special day, and to encourage them to celebrate it among themselves.

Pakistan

Search of Justice

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

CAN Pakistan shall launch an advocacy campaign of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, appealing to religious leaders to support civil society efforts to raise the minimum marriage age in Punjab from 16 to 18.

Translation of the Positive Parenting Handbook

Thursday, 20 November 2014

To help end violence against children and promote positive parenting in a more effective way, GNRC Pakistan will translate the positive parenting handbook into their native language, and launch the document in three cities.

Panama

Interfaith Youth Workshops: Growing Up Without Violence

Thursday, 20 November 2014

GNRC continues its work in organizing dynamic workshops that involve two hundred to three hundred children from six different schools, each representing a different faith community.

Appeal to Media from Religious Leaders

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Religious leaders across faiths signed an appeal for change in how children are portrayed in mass media.

Religious Services Across Faiths

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Communities across different faiths and religions will speak out during their religious services about ending violence against children.

Interfaith Mass at the Don Bosco Basilica

Sunday, 23 November 2014

With the support of the Ecumenical Committee and UNICEF, the messages of support for children's rights and to end violence against children culminated in an interfaith mass in Panama, which was broadcast by the media.

Philippines

Kites for Peace

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

A creative children-led response to violence against children in conflict areas around the world, this project started in the Philippines and is now a global collaboration. This aims to be the biggest simultaneous kite-flying activity since Gaza's 13,000.

Portugal

Communication Campaign for the Civil Parenting Policy

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Portugal's new Civil Parenting policy will help address the plight of over 8,00 children living in institutional housing, who are separated from the bond of a family. Few possible families know of this policy; this campaign will raise awareness for it.

World Day of Prayer and Action in Porto

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Day of Prayer and Action observance at Colégio do Rosário, a school in Porto.

Romania

Creative Campaign to End Violence Against Children

Monday, 17 November 2014

A contest of essays and paintings on non-violent alternatives to conflict will be launched in eight schools, and in centers for disadvantaged children. These will be displayed at the Gaudeamus book fair by CN Unesco.

Series of Positive Parenting Programs

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Throughout October and November, two educational programs will take place. These aim to teach positive parenting to those who work with disadvantaged children.

Workshops about Violence Against Children

Friday, 21 November 2014

Two workshops on violence against and between children will be held in eight schools, plus centers for disadvantaged children. These will culminate in presentations by the participating schools at the Gaudeamus book fair.

Serbia

Children's Performance: Mikin Sokak

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Mikin Sokak is a mix of gypsy music and poetry by Miroslav Antic, the children's poet. It will be performed by Sombor's children's drama club in a primary school for over 150 young pupils.

Street Action for Children's Rights

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Young volunteers will prepare a series of activities to draw attention to problems faced by children in the community and around the world, while distributing material about local educational and creative programs for children.

Art Workshops about Children's Rights

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Teachers will organize free art workshops for children 7 to 10 years old to educate them on children's rights. These will begin on World Day for Prayer and Action, and last until the end of the year.

South Africa

Candlelight Ceremony

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Religions for Peace South Africa, in partnership with GNRC South Africa, gathered for a candlelight ceremony and prayers at the Mavela Creche and Mavela Tribal Court.

Youth Peace Forum: Stop Violence Against Children

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), in partnership with Religions for Peace (WCRP) & info4africa invite you to join us at our youth peace forum, celebrating and observing World Day of Prayer and Action for Children (DPAC).

Spain

World Day of Prayer and Action in Madrid

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Madrid celebrates the day of prayer and action with theatre performances, a picnic, games, music, and prayer.

United Kingdom

Our Future, Our Rights - Youth Rising #UpForSchool

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

This youth rally and petition launch will gather Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 WISE Prize winner for Education Ann Cotton, Overseas Development Institute Executive Director Kevin Watkins, and young campaigners from all over the world.

United States

Panel Discussions on Online Violence Against Children

Monday, 10 November 2014

Today, the internet is rapidly becoming a distinct setting where children's rights are violated. These panel discussions will explore the World Day's response to child abuse online, as keynote speaker John Carr provides expert insights.

Informational Presentation and Discussion

Thursday, 20 November 2014

On the World Day of Prayer and Action, an informational presentation and discussion was held at Pentecostal Theological Seminary.

Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Prayer Breakfast for the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children