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Resources and tools available for the implementation of Churches’ Commitments to Children

Resources and tools available for the implementation of Churches’ Commitments to Children

21 June 2017

Resources and tools available for the implementation of  Churches’ Commitments to Children:

Commitment 1: Promote child protection through church communities

Commitment 2: Promote meaningful child participation

Commitment 3: Raise Churches’ voice for intergenerational justice, supporting initiatives for and with children and adolescents

 

 

 



Commitment 1: Promote child protection through church communities

1 a - Ensure a child-safe church environment

Resources developed by churches

Resources developed by UNICEF

Resources developed by partner organizations and governments

1 b - Contribute to ending violence against children in society at large

Resources developed by churches

Resources developed by UNICEF

Resources developed by partner organizations

1 c - Support child protection in emergencies

First point of contact for churches to coordinate emergency preparedness and responses (also for churches which are not members of ACT):      

Resource developed by churches:

Resources developed by UNICEF

Basic guidance documents of the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG)

CPWG is the global level forum for coordination and collaboration on child protection in humanitarian settings. The group brings together NGOs, UN agencies, academics and other partners under the shared objective of ensuring more predictable, accountable and effective child protection responses in emergencies. http://cpwg.net/cpwg/

Resources developed by partner organizations

1 d - Advocate for children’s and adolescent’s rights through birth registration

Resources developed by UNICEF and UNHCR

Resources developed by partner organizations

 

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Commitment 2: Promote meaningful child participation

2 a – Promote meaningful participation by children and adolescents in church activities and worship

Resources developed by churches

2 b – Advocate for the recognition of children and adolescents as actors of change in society at large

Resources developed by churches

Resources developed by UNICEF

Resources developed by partner organizations

  • Learning to live together, Arigatou International, UNICEF, UNESCO:

o  Learning to Live Together Manual

o  Good Practices Series: massa-massar, the journey

 

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Commitment 3: Raise Churches’ voice for intergenerational justice, supporting initiatives for and with children and adolescents

3 a    Promote systems and behaviours that are eco-friendly and adaptive to the impacts of climate change within the church

Resources developed by churches

3 b    Advocate for systems and behaviours that are eco-friendly and adaptive to the impacts of climate change in society at large

Resources developed by LWF

Resources developed by UNICEF

Resources developed by partner organizations

Footprint calculators for children

Other tools promoting awareness about children’s rights:

Resources developed by WCC

Resources developed by UNICEF

Resources developed by partner organizations