CRC Study Documents

Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child thumbnail

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in partnership with UNICEF, the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) and with the support of partners, the International Dialogue Center (KAICIID) and World Vision International, Arigatou International has developed Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

This study examines the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) from the perspective of seven major religions, identifies the important role played by religious communities in advancing the rights and well-being of children over the past 30 years, seeks to identify the common values shared among different religions and the CRC and promotes continued action by religious communities to further implement the CRC in the future.

Foi et droits de l’enfant: Une étude multireligieuse sur la Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant thumbnail

Lorsque, en novembre 1989, l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies a adopté la Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant, l’UNICEF a fait appel aux chefs religieux. Ces derniers ont répondu présents et se sont joints à nous pour exhorter les gouvernements à ratifier la Convention, dont beaucoup en connaissaient déjà bien les principes, ayant participé à sa rédaction. Grâce au soutien de la communauté religieuse et d’autres partenaires du monde entier, la Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant est depuis devenue le traité sur les droits de l’homme ayant, à ce jour, fait l’objet du plus grand nombre de ratifications.

CRC Study Policy Brief thumbnail

To encourage further implementation of the CRC as a key legal and ethical framework for safeguarding children’s rights and to address the many risks facing children today, this policy brief highlights the specific recommendations from the Study, seeking to strengthen partnerships between religious communities and governments on advancing the implementation of the CRC and strengthening child protection.