Date(s) - 09/05/2017 - 11/05/2017
12:00 am


Ending Violence Against Children: Faith Communities in Action

The 5th GNRC Forum was on 9-11 May 2017 in Panama City, Panama. Four-hundred religious leaders, members of diverse faith communities, leaders of faith-based organizations, United Nations officials, and representatives of international and grassroots organizations from around the world are expected to attend the Forum. A pre-forum bringing together 60 children took place on 6-8 May.

The GNRC 5th Forum built on the work that GNRC members from diverse faith traditions have been doing since the year 2000, working for and with children, to build a better world for children. Working locally, nationally, and globally. The 5th Forum focused specifically on solutions for the challenges presented by various forms of violence against children, broken down into three sub-themes. These are: “Protecting Children from Violent Extremism, Gang Violence and Organized Crime”; “Nurturing Spirituality and Ending Violence in Child Upbringing”; and “Ending Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children.” The role of faith communities in addressing these challenges—especially through interreligious cooperation—will be the main focus of the Forum.

JLI announced a new Learning Hub on Ending Violence Against Children at the forum. To apply to be a member please register at

or contact Stacy Nam, Knowledge Manager at [email protected]

For more information on the forum please see the forum website and forum program handbook