Child Rights and Faith

Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, World Vision worked alongside Arigatou, UNICEF, the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), and the International Dialogue Center (KAICIID) on a major study examining the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) from a multi-religious perspective. The process, which included a review of case studies and other experiences, and consultations with experts and faith leaders, culminated in the publication of its findings, which was launched at an event in Geneva in conjunction with the 30th-anniversary celebration of the CRC.

This study examines the CRC from the perspective of seven major religions, identifies the important role played by religious communities in advancing the rights and well-being of children over the past 30 years, seeks to identify the common values shared among different religions and the CRC and promotes continued action by religious communities to further implement the CRC in the future.

Lead by Arigatou, World Vision provided content, participated in expert consultations including inviting our faith partners to the table and contributed financially to its publication. 

Full Report and Summary on AriGatou's Site