Further discussions on the three sub-themes and the role of faith communities in ending violence against children continued on day three of the GNRC 5th Forum. Underlying factors contributing to physical violence, mental violence and poverty were widely discussed throughout the first session of day three. Participants identified deeply with these factors especially GNRC members who are working to make a better world for children. Instilling positive values in children, peace building, upholding of human rights, empowering child education and conflict resolution were viewed by many in the Forum to have great impact on ending violence against children, and which faith communities should promote.

The Hosting Committee and the Forum Secretariat of the GNRC 5th Forum hosted the first training session for the Forum volunteers at the end of March in Panama City…