kids with hands-el salvador 2011NEW YORK, May 2012 – In the four years since it was launched, the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children has been able to increase its activities more than threefold, according to the organization’s annual Evaluation Report, which was released today.

The World Day mobilized a handful of activities in 2008, the first year it observed World Day of Prayer and Action for Children. In 2009, the World Day was observed through 29 activities in 22 countries. Last year, there were 96 activities in 72 countries on 20 November 2011, when World Day was observed.

The majority of World Day activities – which included religious services, vigils, workshops, mobilization campaigns, and media coverage – highlighted the nonprofit’s new theme Stop Violence against Children, which was inspired by the work of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children.

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