Date(s) - 27/04/2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Arigatou International is hosting a global webinar on the direct and indirect impact of the COVID-19 national measures on children’s rights and wellbeing, as we reflect on the role of religious leaders and communities as key influencers of millions of people. The webinar will explore concrete examples of faith communities supporting children’s safety and well-being during the pandemic. The panel will take place via Zoom. Join using this link: https://zoom.us/j/
The United Nations secretary-general has reported a global surge in domestic-based violence linked to COVID-19. Several factors contribute to heighten the risk of violence at home such as higher levels of stress, school and business closures, loss of income and economic vulnerability, family confinement, isolation and loss of access to support systems.
When violence occurs, religious leaders and communities have an important role to play to raise awareness about the impact of violence and protection mechanisms, provide counseling to families, and support the victims of violence.
Join us as we discuss the direct and indirect impact of the COVID-19 national measures on children’s rights and well-being, and reflect on the role of religious leaders and communities as key influencers of millions of people. Explore with us concrete examples of faith communities supporting children’s safety and well-being during the pandemic.
- Dr. Najat Malla, Special Representative of the Secretary-General Violence against Children
- Professor Benyam Dawit Mezmur, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Member of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and Deputy Dean University of the Western Cape, South Africa
- Dr. Vinu Aram, Child Health Practitioner and President of Shanti Ashram, Member of Advisory Group of Arigatou International, Co-Moderator of Religions for Peace and Board member of KAICIID
- Rabbi Diana S. Gerson, Associate Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis (NYBR)
- Rev. Fred Nyabera, Director End Child Poverty, Arigatou International