Resources and tools developed by churches, UNICEF or other WCC partner organizations, useful 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

Other tools promoting awareness about children’s rights

 

 

 


 

 

Commitment 1: Promote child protection through church communities

1 a - Ensure a child-safe church environment

Resources developed by the WCC

Resources developed by churches

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

Global Partnership to End Violence against Children / INSPIRE strategy

 

 

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. Find resources here.

Resources developed by partner organizations

 

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

    Resources developed by churches

     

    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

    Engaging children/youth in the implementation of the Churches’ Commitments To Children, WCC and UNICEF

    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

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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

       

        Other tools promoting awareness about children’s rights:

        Resources developed by UNICEF

        Resources developed by partner organizations

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