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"Register Me" - UNHCR Conclusion on Civil Registration

Arigatou International contributed to the production of the video “ Register me” on the importance of civil registration, particularly of birth registration in situations of displacement. The video was premiered on 1 July 2014 at the Standing Committee of UNHCR before an audience of States.

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A Day Out with the Children of Rohingya

“I Can Malaysia” a member of the GNRC based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia organized an Educational trip for 27 Rohingya Refugee Children aged 7-13 years to the National Planetarium on 7th May, 2016.The Rohingya children in Malaysia are deprived of education.

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An Ecstatic Day at the Orphanage

1st of July 2017, was a blissful day for the children of Kariobangi as they woke up to a surprise visit from GNRC–Kenya and her friends. Led by Abdulswamad Alawi of Arigatou International – Kenya, the team organized a fun day event aimed at boosting the morale of the children at the Good Hope Markazil Banatul Islamia Orphanage located in the south of Nairobi, Kenya.

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Child Labor in Nyatike Mines, Western Kenya

In most developing countries, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) plays a major role in the shaping of economy. Due to low wages, most of the workers in the mining sector are low class citizens, earning as little as three dollars (USD) per day. However, in Nyatike Sub-county of Migori County, situated in Kenya, businessmen in artisanal and small-scale gold mining have learnt to exploit children for labor. For the same amount paid to one adult, a gold baron can procure two or three children. Children as young as twelve years have been witnessed doing the same work as that of adults.

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Children's Spirituality: The Role of Parents

Spirituality is perceived as a feeling of balance and wholeness, and being intentional in our treatment of the world and ourselves, engaged in genuine community with others, and filled with awe and respect for the “great mystery”. Regardless of one’s religion, spiritual needs are human and undeniable.

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CRAVE Interfaith Youth Tour, Mombasa, Kenya

GNRC–Kenya in partnership with Pwani Youth Network, Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE), Council of Imam and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) and PADADA Initiative, organized a community resilience interfaith tour in Mombasa, Kenya to sensitize youth on the importance of ending violence against children. Forty six (46) participants, most of whom were youth and children, attended the 29th December 2017 event. The interfaith tour aimed at enriching diversity in religion, culture and beliefs of the community as well as to educate the youth on tolerance, respect and peaceful co-existence.

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Eastern Africa Youth Vow to Use Media as a Tool for Peace Building

“Every child has the right to survive and thrive in life. As a community, we owe them that – a life free of violence. It is possible through safeguarding our media platforms against radicalization and violent extremism.” This was echoed throughout the Youth In Action – 3rd Regional Youth Forum on Peacebuilding held on 3rd – 8th September 2018 in Machakos, Kenya. Sixty four (64) participants including youth leaders and youth influencers attended the youth-led event under the theme, ‘Media and Preventing Violent Extremism.’ The youth benefited greatly from facilitators and experts in the area of peace, partners, resource persons and Arigatou International – Nairobi staff. Participants were drawn from Eastern Africa region specifically Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania.

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Freedom of Expression is Key in Creating Safe Spaces for Youth and Children

A children and youth led panel discussion was organized by GNRC–Pakistan, led by Search For Justice and other partners including Child Rights Movement Punjab and Pakistan Girl Guides Association. The event took place during this year's International World Youth Day on 12th August 2018. The discussion focused on pushing the Punjab Government to establish effective platforms in schools, colleges and communities where children and youth can exercise their right to expression without fear.

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Global Partnership to Ending Violence Against Children

GNRC Secretary General Dr. Mustafa Y. Ali, participated in the meeting of the Interim Advisory Board of the Global Partnership to Ending Violence Against Children in New York on 18th and 19th April, 2016. The partnership meeting took place at UNICEF Headquarters, and was co-chaired by UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO). The Governments of Sweden, United Kingdom, Mexico and others also participated in the Partnership meeting.

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GNRC Youth activities in Bosnia

On JUNE 4th, Representatives of the GNRC Youth groups from Bosnia and Herzegovina got together with the GNRC Youth Coordinator for a first informal meeting to update each other in their work, developments in their country and at the Secretariat, and future plans. They were acquainted with the new structure of the GNRC and collaboration between youth groups provenient from different regions of Bosnia Herzegovina was stressed.

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GNRC Youth Tanzania activities

GNRC YOUTH Meeting, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania On June 16th, representatives of the GNRC YOUTH from Tanzania met for first time with GNRC Youth Coordinator to get acquainted and discuss GNRC YOUTH past and future plans and aspirations. The youth highlighted their involvement with different initiatives to address child poverty and climate justice through their participation in peace clubs.GNRC Youth Tanzania is comprised by a dedicated and motivated group of young people that have vast experience implementing GNRC activities around the country.

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