Meaningful Participation

In Arigatou International, we are constantly creating spaces and opportunities for children to express their views about issues that concern them, provide their insights into the work we do, and interact with each other in intercultural and interfaith dialogues. On this page, you will find information about some of the opportunities for engagement that we have created for children in recent times. You can also find resources on how you can enhance the participation of children in your community.

Creating opportunities for meaningful participation

“Things have been harder for girls” during the Covid-19 pandemic

From the closure of schools to the increase in violence and poverty, millions of children worldwide have been affected by the direct and indirect effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Girls and young women might be among the most vulnerable due to inequality and discrimination, as was exposed by Mwanaid, a 14 years-old girl from Tanzania,

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Dialogues with children about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Committed to following the recommendation that children gave us during the Global Week in November 2020 to create ways to continue in contact and listening to them, during 2021 Arigatou International has been organizing virtual gatherings for children to share their views and feelings about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in their lives, and

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Meaningful participation and our initiatives

End Child Poverty

Promoting child-led projects with opportunities such as the Children's Solutions Lab
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Ethics Education for Children​

Training facilitators on transformative pedagogies that promote children’s active participation.
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Global Network of Religions for Children​

Enhancing the participation of children with opportunities such as the GNRC Children's Committee
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Prayer and Action for Children

Meaningfully involving children in the activities of the Day of Prayer and Action for Children
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See what children have to say about their participation in GNRC programs and activities:

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