GNRC Youth Committee
The GNRC Youth Committee for the Promotion and Realization of the Rights of the Child is a group of young leaders (aged 14 to 18) that are engaged in Arigatou International as interns from April to December.
Every year, since 2019, Arigatou International launches a call for applications to integrate the GNRC Youth Committee which, among other things, provides support and inputs to the initiatives developed by Arigatou International, particularly the ones related to children’s safeguarding, participation, and empowerment.
Together with their local GNRC groups, these young leaders are also involved in local projects towards promoting the rights of the child, ending violence against children, finding peaceful solutions to conflicts in their communities, and overall building a better world together.
Every year, the members of the GNRC Youth Committee are in charge of a specific campaign to promote the rights of the child. In 2019, the GNRC Youth Committee was involved in local and global activities to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The GNRC Youth Committee 2020 is involved in raising awareness about online child exploitation and abuse, and in promoting safe practices for children when they navigate on the internet.
GNRC Youth Committee 2020
The theme that inspired the work of the GNRC Youth Committee 2020 was “cyber-care”, or safe practices for children while they navigate on the internet. The members went through a capacity building program on the concepts and principles of child rights, and they built more knowledge and skills on how to lead activities with their peers and how to mobilize them. During their experience as members of the Youth Committee, they engaged in a series of activities to raise awareness and promote online safety worldwide.
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GNRC Youth Committee 2019
In 2019, the GNRC Youth Committee carried out several local activities to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The four members of the committee visited schools, organized contests, art workshops, gatherings, and talks to advocate and raise awareness among local children about their rights.
The members also contributed to the development of a new microsite within Arigatou International’s website named “All for Children” that was launched as part of the commemorations for the anniversary of the CRC. The microsite aims to share experiences and knowledge about children’s safeguarding, participation, and empowerment.