World Day of Prayer and Action for Children 2022

The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children is celebrated every year on November 20, the same day as the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and World Children’s Day.

Arigatou International launched the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children in 2008 to make this an opportunity for people of different religions and cultures to come together to pray and meditate, but also to take action for children’s rights and well-being.

This year, INEB and other organizations working for children’s rights and well-being have joined Arigatou International and UNICEF to celebrate the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children and the Wear My Shoes Campaign.

The Wear My Shoes Campaign aims to mobilize children and adults—including religious leaders, policymakers, parents/caregivers, and educators—to protect Children’s dignity. As millions of children are “on the move” which includes refugees, migrants, and internally displaced people.  Many children are forced to move with their families while others are unaccompanied minors without parents or caregivers. The complex driving factors are often related to violent conflict, poverty, natural disasters, and climate change. Regardless of the reasons for displacement, children risk their lives on these journeys and face common risks in transit, at destination and upon return, including economic or sexual exploitation, abuse, neglect, and violence.

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