Faith Action for Children on the Move:

Global Partners Forum

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No child should be forced to flee their home. No child on the move should be subjected to violence. Yet 28 million children are away from their homes today. They are vulnerable, unprotected, and invisible to so many of us.

People of faith have long been a powerful force in the world, leading work to shift attitudes, and end violence against children.

The Faith Action for Children on the Move: Global Partners Forum will bring together a diverse group of faith-based organisations to reflect on, and commit to, our responsibilities and contributions to ending violence against children on the move.

WHY WE ARE GATHERING

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Children leave their homes for a variety of reasons. Whether they travel with their family, independently as unaccompanied children, or with an extended family or a non-family member as separated children, they face challenges and risks they don’t deserve and should not have to face.

As organisations working with children on the move, we bear witness to how they are living through a range of devastating, violent experiences.

We are called to act with urgency and commit to working together in new ways to determine how we can end violence against children on the move.

WHAT WE WILL DO TOGETHER

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Learn: Compile and analyse current responses of faith communities, the programme approaches we use, best practices, policy frameworks, advocacy efforts—and gaps.

Exchange: Discern, share, and build consensus among faith groups, alongside decision makers, children and communities on issues related to violence, migration, displacement, and trafficking.

Inform: Produce a publication capturing the essence of the process, key issues, and the plan of action to inform, inspire, and equip others into the future.

Plan: Plan action to increase awareness, strengthen partnerships, improve delivery, scale up interventions, and influence decision-making.

WHO WE ARE

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ACT Alliance: To learn more, click here.

ADRA: To learn more, click here.

Anglican Alliance: To learn more, click here.

Arigatou International: To learn more, click here.

Islamic Relief: To learn more, click here.

Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities: To learn more, click here.

Mennonite World Conference: To learn more, click here.

Micah Global: To learn more, click here.

Seventh-Day Adventist Church: To learn more, click here.

The Salvation Army: To learn more, click here.

World Evangelical Alliance: To learn more, click here.

World Council of Churches: To learn more, click here.

World Vision: To learn more, click here.

For more information about the forum, contact:

globalpartnersforum@wvi.org

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