The GNRC Youth Committee for the Promotion and Realization of the Rights of the Child is a group of young leaders (aged 14 to 18) that are engaged in Arigatou International as interns from April to December.
Every year, since 2019, Arigatou International launches a call for applications to integrate the GNRC Youth Committee which, among other things, provides support and inputs to the initiatives developed by Arigatou International, particularly the ones related to children’s safeguarding, participation, and empowerment.
Together with their local GNRC groups, these young leaders are also involved in local projects towards promoting the rights of the child, ending violence against children, finding peaceful solutions to conflicts in their communities, and overall building a better world together.
Every year, the members of the GNRC Youth Committee are in charge of a specific campaign to promote the rights of the child. In 2019, the GNRC Youth Committee was involved in local and global activities to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The GNRC Youth Committee 2020 is involved in raising awareness about online child exploitation and abuse, and in promoting safe practices for children when they navigate on the internet.