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Document Let us live!
This paper on violence against women and children in armed conflict is based on the traumatic situation in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It presents the results of an ecumenical encounter that took place at Bukavu, DRC, in July 2012. English translation by Fr Eugene Lewis M.Afr.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Health and healing
Document The Church and the Child - Perspectives for a new initiative for theological education
"Ecumenical Heritage and Perspectives For A Joint Commitment for The Future" - Contribution to a Nairobi conference on child-theology networks, 10-21 March 2011
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical theological education (ETE) / WCC Programme on Ecumenical theological education
Document We can help each other
Based on discussions at the World Council of Churches consultation on children, 19-21 May 1996.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children
Document 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
We have joined together as a faith-based coalition to focus on ending violence against girls and young women in education.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children
Document Overview on UN human rights mechanisms which can be used by churches
Through a mechanism called the Universal Periodic Review, the Human Rights Council reviews, on a periodic basis, the fulfilment by each of the 193 United Nations Member States of their human rights obligations and commitments.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children
Document Ending Violence Against Children: six strategies for action
This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children
Document World AIDS Day 2017 – Call for Prayers and Reflections for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV
The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is seeking prayers and reflections on the rights of children and adolescents living with HIV to have access to prevention, testing, treatment, care and support.
Located in Resources / / EAA / Live the Promise
Document Call to churches to defend and protect children
Decision of the Central Committee, Geneva, 12-20 September 1996.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 1996
Document Statement on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Adopted by the Central Committee, Geneva, 11-19 September 1997.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 1997
Document Engaging children/youth in the implementation of the Churches’ Commitments To Children
Collaboration with Children and Adolescents in the Implementation of “CHURCHES’ COMMITMENTS TO CHILDREN”: Suggestions, Background materials, and Templates for consultations
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children