Ethics Education for Children
EEC Annual Report: 2020-2021
EEC Annual Report: 2019-2020
Ending Violence Against Children - The Contributions from Religious Communities
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Diary of a Young Indian Leader
Youth Ethics Education Initiative
Contributing to Peaceful and Inclusive Societies: Working Together to End Violence in Early Childhood
Report of Roundtable Discussion
On 9 November 2018, in the framework of the Geneva Peace Week, Arigatou International – Geneva, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, Islamic Relief Worldwide, UNICEF, and World Vision International facilitated a panel discussion titled “Contributing to Peaceful and Inclusive Societies: Working Together to End Violence in Early Childhood”. The discussion explored the multiple relations between early childhood development and peacebuilding, looking at concrete holistic approaches to foster the cognitive, socio-emotional and spiritual development of children, including challenging social and cultural norms that condone violence in the upbringing of the child.
Empowering Youth Through Education - Challenging Xenophobia, Discrimination and Exclusion Among Youth in Europe
Report of Panel Discussion
On 24 September 2018, on the margins of the 39th Human Rights Council session, the Aga Khan Foundation Portugal, Arigatou International Geneva, the European Wergeland Center, and the Pontifical Foundation – Scholas Occurrentes, coorganized the side-event titled “Empowering Youth Through Education – Challenging Xenophobia, Discrimination, and Exclusion among Youth in Europe”. The event was co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations in Geneva and moderated by UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.
EEC Annual Report: 2018-2019
The Story About Emanuel Mathias
Ending Violence in Early Childhood - Working Together with Religious Communities
Brief report of the side event at the margins of the 37th Human Rights Council
Side event at the margins of the 37th Human Rights Council session, organized by Arigatou International Geneva, together with the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, the World Council of Churches, World Vision, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization. Around 65 participants, including representatives of the Permanent Missions in Geneva and civil society organizations, engaged in reflections about the impact of violence on early childhood and the need and importance of addressing its causes; looking at how religious communities could help challenging social and cultural norms that justify violence in child bringing.
Ethics Education to Strengthen Families and Nurturing Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence Against Children - The Role of Religious Communities
Brief Report of the roundtable discussion: Ethics Education to Strengthen Families and Nurturing Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence Against Children – The Role of Religious Communities 23 August 2017 Sarvodaya Headquarters Colombo, Sri Lanka Co-organized by Sarvodaya, Walpola Rahula Institute, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and Arigatou International – Ethics Education for Children, with the support of Prayer and Action for Children and End Child Poverty.
EEC Annual Report: 2017-2018
EEC Annual Report: 2016-2017
Arigatou International’s programme on ethics education for children set as an objective in 2004 the commitment to provide space for nurturing the innate potential of each child and young person. This commitment has evolved both into conceptual and programmatic contributions. We have achieved much in these 13 years.
The question that always needs to accompany the way this vision and program is pursued is whether religious communities and inter-religious efforts provide spaces for encouraging children and young people to continue a spiritual journey, which is germane to them.
The challenge for secular and religious communities and their teachings is to reckon with plurality, as an intrinsic reality of today’s times. We are continually challenged to redefine the meaning of respect of the other and to explore “the other” as a significant other. We continuously need to revisit our teachings and attitudes, also as they are reflected in the ethics education programme.
EEC Annual Report: 2015-2016
Arigatou International Geneva is pleased to share with you its 2015 – 2016 Annual Report. This report highlights the reach of the Learning to Live Together Programme, our new online courses for facilitators, the introduction of ethics education in the family context, and the results of our internal monitoring and evaluation process in 24 locations. It also outlines our work as United Nations liaison office for Arigatou International advocating and promoting relevant child rights and education topics in Geneva.
EEC Annual Report: 2014-2015
We invite you to read our Annual Report, which presents information about the geographical expansion of the Learning to Live Together Programme, new partnerships, new courses and improvements in our Online Community of Practice, and the implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation process. It also presents our work advocating, on behalf of Arigatou International, the promotion of the rights of the child through United Nations mechanisms in Geneva, and other significant endeavors.