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Arigatou International was the driving force behind the ambitious forum in Panama City that addressed the issue of violence against children. This was the fifth such forum, with the most recent one being held in Tanzania in 2012. Its goal was to inform, but above all to exhort and mobilize religious leaders and organizations to act on the many forms of violence against children, which are often described as an epidemic. The event had several distinctive features:

The Nexus Between Child Poverty and Violence Against Children

Extreme poverty is one of the most extensive forms of violence in the world. And Child Poverty is perhaps the most brutal and unforgiving form of all poverty. Indeed, poverty is the main under…

I recall it being a peaceful Thursday evening in the slums of Kibera in 2012. I had just arrived home from school. My mother, a single parent, tasked me to go and …

Peace is a need that we all desire for a sustainable world. Our world has lost millions of people including children through violence. Due to weak mechanisms for r…

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