GLOBAL WEEK

of Faith in Action for Children

Enhancing Dialogue and Collaboration for Children’s Rights and Well-being

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25 sessions in five different languages

1,720 participants from 86 countries

300 children joined us, either as panelists, audience, or by contributing to the virtual exhibition

133 speakers of which 60 were children

64 organizations involved

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Global Week of Faith in Action for Children

What is the Global Week of Faith in Action for Children about?

What is the Global Week of Faith in Action for Children about?

The Global Week of Faith in Action for Children brings together children and young people from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds, religious leaders, representatives from civil society and faith-inspired organizations, multilateral agencies and governments to catalyze joint-actions and compelling responses to address the underlying issues that impact children’s well-being and enhance their participation in matters that concern them, with particular focus on the impacts during and post COVID-19.

The discussions and reflections about the impacts of COVID-19 on the world and the implications for our future, would be incomplete if children’s voices are not heard and if they are not part of the discussions to propose new alternatives and work on the solutions. An intergenerational and interreligious dialogue is a unique opportunity to reflect on the future we want to see, and the transformations needed to move towards sustainable solutions for our planet and our shared future.

 

There is an ethical demand for all of us, children, young people and adults alike, to help transforming the world to a world that is more compassionate, more just, that promotes and respects human rights and affirms the dignity of each and every one. A world that responds to the needs, dreams and hopes of children and young people. A world that leaves no one behind.

 

The Global Week will culminate with the celebration of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, which marks Universal Children’s Day, and the 31st Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

 

This year also marks the 20th Anniversary of the Global Network of Religions for Children and the Global Week will be a unique opportunity to celebrate success, reflect on the future endeavours of the network, as well as re-imagine a reinvigorated path for the creation of new partnerships and interfaith collaborations.

Objectives for the Global Week of Faith in Action for Children

Foster Intergenerational Dialogue

Encourage dialogue between children and adults representing different sectors of society about the situation of children in times of COVID-19, with particular focus on the negative impact that COVID-19 is having on education, child poverty, and violence against children.

Strengthen COVID-19 strategies to support children

Identify strategies that children, young people as well as adults are using to tackle the negative impact of the crisis and to transform them, while working to develop positive changes for the well-being of children and their communities.

Affirm the Panama Commitments on Ending Violence Against Children

Highlight inspirational stories and interfaith actions carried out by children, young people, adults, religious communities and faith-based organizations working for the well-being of children and their communities, including actions that recall the Panama Commitments to End Violence Against Children.

Ignite joint actions for the wellbeing of Children

Identify recommendations and catalyze joint actions that can help to address the underlying issues that impact children’s well-being; foster the physical, socio-emotional and spiritual well-being of children and their communities; and enhance their participation in matters that concern them.

Faith in Action for Children
Virtual Exhibition

*While you can visit this exhibition using any device, for the full 3D experience we recommend accessing through a computer.

Take a tour through the halls of our 3D exhibition* full of voices of children and adults about the impact of COVID-19 in the lives of children and learn what we can do together.

Global Week Calendar

Monday, 16 November

Addressing Violent Extremism Among Young People in the Horn of Africa
Grassroots-led Session - Children's Participation: A turning point in the Covid-19 response in Europe and the Middle East
Cómo la educación puede responder a los desafíos que presenta el COVID-19 en la vida de los niños y niñas
Oración Inter-religiosa por la Niñez para América Latina y el Caribe
Regional Interfaith Prayer for Children – Asia

Tuesday, 17 November

The Transformative Role of Education in Times of COVID-19 and Beyond – Challenges and Opportunities
Seen But Not Heard - A Multi-Religious Intergenerational Dialogue on Child Participation
Regional Interfaith Prayer for Children – Asia
Children as Agents of Positive Change – The World We Want to Live In: Listening to children's stories, feelings and recommendations
Grassroots-led Session - Latin America and the Caribbean: Sembrando la Esperanza en la Niñez de Colombia
Aprender a Vivir Juntos en el Mundo Digital: Un taller para niños, niñas y Adolescentes de la Red Global de Religiones a favor de la Niñez

Wednesday, 18 November

Grassroots-led Session: Transformational Leadership and Volunteering During COVID-19 and Beyond - Organized by GNRC Bhutan and GNRC India
Together We Can End Child Poverty Worldwide
Commemorating 20 Years of Interfaith Cooperation for Children
Catalyzing the Panama Commitments into Action: Ending Violence against Children
Regional Interfaith Prayer for Children – Europe and the Middle East
Como criar espaços para dar voz às crianças e assim fortalecer o seu bem-estar socio emocional e espiritual durante a pandemia COVID-19?
Children as agents of positive change: Dialogue with boys on the impact of COVID-19 in their education, on the violence affecting children and how young people can respond to it

Thursday, 19 November

Regional Interfaith Prayer for Children – Africa
Grassroots-led Session - Africa: l'impact du COVID-19 sur les enfants
Children’s Solutions Lab
Catalyzing Joint Actions to Address the Impact of Covid-19 Impact on Children
Children as Agents of Positive Change: Pensar juntos - Jóvenes, adultos, ancianos, niños y niñas - sobre la educación que soñamos

Friday, 20 November

World Day of Prayer and Action for Children
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