Grassroots-led Session – Children’s Participation: A turning point in the Covid-19 response in Europe and the Middle East

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Members of the GNRC have been invited to organize a session during the Global Week of Faith in Action for Children, related to one of the following thematic areas: Education, Ending child poverty, Violence affecting children, Upholding and promoting the rights of the child.

This session is organised by members of GNRC Europe and the Middle East.


  • Engage in dialogue between GNRC children and adults about the situation of children in times of COVID-19, with particular focus on its impact on education, child poverty, and violence against children.
  • Highlight inspirational stories and interfaith actions carried out by children, youth and NGO’s – GNRC members, working for the well-being of children and their communities, including actions that recall the Panama Commitments to End Violence Against Children.


  • Ms. Ornella Barros Carrasquilla, Program Officer, Arigatou International New York Office


Mr. Roger Salameh, General Youth Projects Coordinator, Arab Educational Institute, Palestine; Member Organization of Pax Christi International Movement
Elias, Youth from Palestine
Mr. Khaled Batarseh, GNRC Coordinator, Jordan
Bashar, Youth from Jordan
Ms. Ivana Barac, Program Coordinator for Children and Youth, Sombor Educational Center, GNRC Serbia
Anja, Youth from Serbia
Ms. Laura Molnar, GNRC Romania Coordinator, President of Education for Change Association
Alexia, Member of GNRC Romania Youth Committee

Monday 16, November 2020, at 14:30 – 15:30 GMT / 15:30 – 16:30 CET 

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