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This year, we are commemorating the International Day of Peace as a raging global pandemic spreads. COVID-19 has affected the schooling of 1.5 billion children, pushed 86 million into begging and child labour, and by the end of 2020, will have driven 117 million more children into poverty.
While 1 billion children were experiencing some form of violence before COVID-19, today, more children are exposed to more violence, including sexual abuse and exploitation, that has mostly moved online. Many others are being radicalized into violent extremism and gangs. The stress and economic pressure on parents and caregivers is immense. It has led to increased physical and psychological violence against children.

With over 90,000 confirmed cases and over 2,800 deaths in Africa, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the Youth In Action grassroots initiatives that are gea…

“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man,” that is what Rabindranath Tagore an Indian poet said. Children are dimensions of l…