2015 Activities

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Argentina

Square of Peace

Friday, 18 December 2015

GNRC Argentina began with workshops for local students about violence against children, amongst other themes. The afternoon focused on a seminar on Peace and Ecology, in the framework of the New Papal Encyclical, followed by an interfaith prayer.

Barbados

Anglican Priests on Violence against Children

Friday, 20 November 2015

UNICEF Eastern Caribbean in Barbados, partnered with Child Care Board and the Anglican Church, has been engaging religious leaders throughout the year on becoming a partner in the fight to end violence against children.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Building Positive Relationships for Children

Monday, 16 November 2015

Adults in Visoko discussed how faith can prevent violence against children. Religious leaders held workshops on the topic of "Building Positive Relationships with Children"

Creative Workshops in Visoko

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Mosaic held an activity for children, having them participate in five creative workshops to reduce violence against children. The event closed with six of the children leading a musical performance entitled "Song of Prevention of Violence against

DPAC Workshops in Doboj

Friday, 20 November 2015

Various workshops were held for youth and parents about violence against children. The organization also collected items for orphans in Doboj, visited sites of worship around the city and visited a national monument that commemorates the lives of youth.

Brazil

Pastoral da Criança Commemorates DPAC

Friday, 20 November 2015

Pastoral da Criança met with religious leaders to organize Prayer and Action, invited children of different religious backgrounds to participate in the Day of Life Celebration in November, and prayed with the Inter-religious Prayer for the Children.

Cambodia

Youth and Interfaith Communities

Friday, 20 November 2015

Members from the three religions of Cambodia (Buddhism, Christianity and Muslim) shared with children aspects of their daily religious life and culture to show the similarities and differences in their practices.

Comoros

Preach and Duan

Friday, 20 November 2015

On the 20th of November, a Preach and Duan was held for children after the Jumaa Prayer.

Promoting Positive Parenting and Ending Child Marriage

Saturday, 21 November 2015

On the 21st of November, an activity was held to promote positive parenting and the abolishment of child marriage. On the same day, other activities were be held, including a training of medical assistants to care for child rape and abuse victims.

Dominica

Church Services for DPAC

Friday, 20 November 2015

Dominica has been engaging religious leaders throughout the year on the issue of partnering to prevent violence against children. Church services were held to pray for children.

Dominican Republic

Interfaith Breakfast

Thursday, 19 November 2015

GNRC Dominican Republic, together with the Coalition for Children, held an Interfaith Breakfast with religious leaders with the objective of raising awareness on the important role they play to prevent and eliminate violence against children.

India

Week for the Holistic Welfare of the Children for Parents

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University organized programs for parents, guardians and teachers on the issue of holistic welfare for children.

Every Child is a Storyteller

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Shanti Ashram's DPAC activities began with the program "Every Child is a Storyteller". The organization gave 78 students from 18 different schools the opportunity to tell a story about a given topic.

Week for the Holistic Welfare of the Children for the Children

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University organized several programs for children during the Week for the Holistic Welfare of the Children.

Interfaith Prayer with Faith Based Leaders and Children

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

On 17 November, Shanti Ashram organized an Interfaith Prayer with faith based leaders and children, in Perur, India. A special message was given by Swami Sivachala Gurukkal. 120 children participated from three different schools.

Launching of Literacy Classes

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Shanti Ashram organized the launching of literacy classes in Perur Panchayat Union Middle School, KonavaikkalPalayam. 65 students participated in this workshop.

Anemia Health Awareness

Thursday, 19 November 2015

On 19 November, the Shanti Ashram team went to Ettimadai Pirivu Government Middle Schools to give awareness on anemia. Mrs. Rajashree, Head of Community Health and Ms. Pavithra led the health awareness class.

Positive Parenting Workshop

Friday, 20 November 2015

On Universal Children's Day, Shanti Ashram collaborated with Balashanti to conduct a workshop on positive parenting, at the Shanti Ashram Seminar Hall. 145 people participated in the program, 100 of these being parents.

Indonesia

Mural project: "What does PEACE mean to you?"

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Students at the Amalina Islamic Junior High School presented their vision of 'Peace' through artwork. When they finished, they presented all of the projects as one large mural and comment on their work.

Kenya

Our Children, Our Continued Generation

Friday, 20 November 2015

The Peace Initiative Forum and Nurture a Child Initiative clubs commemorated DPAC by inviting primary school children to visit a university and join in prayer and other activities. The goal was to encourage students to attend university.

Kenya Against Violence

Friday, 20 November 2015

On November 20th, GNRC conducted a one-day spirited campaign against all forms of violence against children living in Kampi Turkana, an IDP Camp in Baringo County for the Turkana people who were recently displaced.

The Cry of a Young One

Friday, 20 November 2015

Arigatou International Nairobi and The Cry of a Young One gathered over 250 children to celebrate WDPAC and address poverty as a form of violence against children. The children danced, performed drama pieces and a youth fashion show.

Lebanon

Draw the Peace for Peace

Friday, 20 November 2015

Annas Linnas brought together students and child refugees to teach them the importance of peace and the dangers of violence against children. The children learned about DPAC as well as the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

Conference Between "Education and Tradition"

Saturday, 28 November 2015

At the headquarters of the National Council in Badaro, Lebanon, Annas Linnas Association organized a conference about education and tradition. Dr. Louis Skayem led the talk on the issue.

Moldova, Republic of

Anti-violence Booklets in Moldova

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

The Association of Professional Women from Moldova have worked on translating anti-violence booklets from English to Russian and Romanian. The organization created and designed the booklets and locally transported them to about 5000 students.

Montserrat

Prayer for Children in Montserrat

Friday, 20 November 2015

Montserrat has been engaging religious leaders throughout the year on the issue of partnering to prevent violence against children. Church services will be held with a focus on praying for issues concerning children.

Nepal

DPAC Awareness in Nepal

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

For the week of November 18th, DPAC Nepal organized an awareness program through talks at various schools, colleges and other centers.

Positive Parenting and Family Values

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Workshops were organized for women on the issue of "Positive Parenting and Family Values".

Promoting Ethics in Education

Thursday, 19 November 2015

DPAC Nepal hosted an interactive program on "Promoting Ethics in Education" in three orphanages across Nepal.

Interfaith Peace Prayer, Art workshop on “Stop Violence Against Children”, “Positive Parenting” and Health Camp

Friday, 20 November 2015

Alliance for Peace, Education and Development - Nepal, held an Interfaith Peace Prayer, an art workshop on stopping violence against children and positive parenting, as well as a health camp.

Reducing Child Poverty

Friday, 20 November 2015

DPAC Nepal held Interfaith Prayer sessions and interaction programs with Interfaith leaders on the issue of "Reducing Child Poverty",

Workshop at Sunrise Orphanage

Saturday, 21 November 2015

DPAC Nepal held a day long workshop and training program with children from Sunrise Orphanage on the issue of empowering children.

Art Competition at Hindu Vidyapeeth Nepal Schools

Sunday, 22 November 2015

For their final activity, DPAC Nepal held a competition for students to write poems, songs and create artwork.

Pakistan

Meeting with the Provincial Minister for Labour

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

To date, 35 deaths of child domestic servants due to severe torture from their employers have been reported in Pakistan. This led CAN Pakistan to meet with the Minister of Labour and demand changes in the law.

Provincial Consultative Meeting to Review the Situation of Violence Against Children

Thursday, 26 February 2015

CAN Pakistan called a Provincial Consultative Meeting on February 26, 2015, in Lahore, entitled: "Review the Situation of Violence Against Children and Way Forward to Improve the Situation".

Media Forum on Importance of Engagement of Religious Scholars to Protect Children from Abuse & Exploitation

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Through a newspaper forum, high-level religious scholars were engaged to speak out for the importance of religious scholars in the preventions and protection of children from different forms of abuse and exploitation.

GNRC Pakistan Interfaith Prayer

Friday, 20 November 2015

GNRC Pakistan held an Interfaith Prayer on November 20th for local children. These children prayed for other children and people who were affected by the October 2015 earthquake in Pakistan.

Promoting Positive Parenting and Ending Child Marriage with GNRC Pakistan

Friday, 20 November 2015

GNRC Pakistan organized a one day training for young teachers on the topic of "Promoting Positive Parenting and Ending Violence Against Children".

Workshop on Violence against Children: Special Focus on Child Abuse with Prayer Leaders of Muslim Communities

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

A workshop was held for prayer leaders from local communities to sensitize them about the issue of violence against children and also mobilize them to act as a change agent to raise awareness about this problem.

Panama

GNRC Activities in Panama

Saturday, 24 October 2015

GNRC coordinated with religious leaders to share the message of children living without violence through religious services and activities. They also held workshops for children and adolescents on the subject of violence against children.

Romania

Training on Positive Education

Monday, 02 November 2015

Two trainings occurred in Bucharest and Targoviste on positive education for teachers. It included how to address different forms of violence in schools as well as other causes, preventions and management of violence.

Workshops on Violence for Students

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

The teachers organized workshops on violence with their students using the tools acquired during their training.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Prayer for Children in Saint Kitts & Nevis

Friday, 20 November 2015

UNICEF Eastern Caribbean and the Probation and Welfare Department held prayer services in churches, focusing on children and children's rights.

Saint Lucia

Child Research Symposium

Thursday, 19 November 2015

UNICEF Eastern Caribbean along with the Human Services department, NGOs, civil society and school held a children's research symposium November 19 and 20.

Serbia

Art Workshops for Youth

Friday, 20 November 2015

Sombor Education Centre organized art workshops for youth on the topic of inclusion, positive parenting, and the protection of children from violence until the end of 2015.

Street Action for Positive Parenting

Friday, 20 November 2015

Young volunteers and coordinators from Sombor Education Centre organized a series of activities that drew attention to the problems faced by children and parents around the world as well as in the local community.

Workshops for Adults: Inclusion, Positive Parenting and the Protection of Children from Violence

Friday, 20 November 2015

Workshops were held for adults with the focus of inclusion, positive parenting and the protection of children from violence.

Youth Drama Performance for Positive Parenting

Friday, 20 November 2015

Youth performed a drama piece on the topic of inclusion, positive parenting, and the protection of children from violence in primary schools. After preparing all fall, the youth presented their performance on DPAC.

South Africa

With Prayer and Action: Creating a World Where Children are Free to Enjoy Their Childhood

Saturday, 21 November 2015

A collaboration between GNRC South Africa and Religions for Peace, the event combined prayer, a candlelight peace vigil, arts and crafts, and a workshop for children.

Switzerland

Forum on Religious Ideals and Reality

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Arigatou International, New York office held the Forum on Religious Ideals and Reality: Responsibility of Leadership to Prevent Violence against Children on 27th of August in Geneva, Switzerland. This forum was a part of a continuing series held by the or

Turkey

Ceremony for Syrian Toddler

Friday, 20 November 2015

In collaboration with ENKAFED, the Journalist and Writers Foundation Women's Platform invited elementary and middle school-aged students from Turkish, Greek, Armenian and Jewish schools to have an opening speech, keynote speech and prayer session.

Panel Discussion on Child Development

Friday, 20 November 2015

The Association of Child Development and Educationists in Turkey held a panel discussion on the child's right to development, which aimed to open a nation-wide discussion on the issue of child development.

Uganda

REC Ambassadors Book Club Students Dialogue with Stakeholders on Child Abuse

Friday, 20 November 2015

On November 20, Restoring and Empowering Communities (REC) held an Ambassadors book club with students from 10 schools in Kampala, Uganda to discuss an end to child abuse.

United States

Forum on Religious Ideals and Leadership

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

On 17th of November, Arigatou International- Prayer and Action held a discussion with leading child rights experts and religious leaders on the topic of violence against children.

Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast

Friday, 20 November 2015

Kiwanis International hosted a prayer breakfast in Wilmington, Delaware with both a speaker and prayer service for different faiths. At the breakfast, books were collected for a local child care center.

Uruguay

Christ Church Interfaith Service

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Christ Church of Montevideo, Uruguay held an Interfaith Worship Service on November 22nd. The service introduced Arigatou International- Prayer and Action as a new global link for their international church community.