Commending our Partners at Arigatou International

Global Alumni Coordinator

Our long-standing partner, Arigatou International, just released a complete report covering key milestones achieved between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020. Arigatou International is committed towards promoting the rights and wellbeing of children globally through interfaith and intercultural approaches. Arigatou’s work helps children reach their full potential and promote their participation in shaping our world as equal partners.


To date, Arigatou International works in 80 countries across the four main initiatives; the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), Ethics Education for Children, Prayer and Action for Children, and End Child Poverty. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 2019, Arigatou conducted a Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Faith and Children’s Rights

At the Goldin Institute, we are proud of our partnership with Arigatou International and the Global Network of Religions for Children, including our work to prevent violent extremism in East Africa and the reintegration of former child soldiers

Having participated in the GNRC’s 5th Forum on ending violence against children in Panama, we are excited to see in this report that Arigatou International has been working on the resolutions aspired from the forum. Among other issues, the report entails updates from the following working areas:

  • Advancing Children’s Rights
  • Ending All Forms of Violence against Children
  • Advancing Ethics Education to Achieve Transformation
  • Building a World Free of Child Poverty
  • Ensuring Child Safeguarding, Participation and Empowerment

We are committed to strengthening our partnership with Arigatou International as they continue to implement the Panama resolution.  To learn more about the Global Network of Religions or Children and Arigatou International, we invite you to review their latest Annual Report.

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