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Civil society partnerships

Religious communities and UNICEF

© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-2304/Susan Markisz
At roundtable discussion on ending violence against children organized with Religions for Peace at UNICEF Headquarters

UNICEF and other child rights organizations have a long history of partnering with religious communities of all faiths on a wide range of issues that affect children. Religious communities are uniquely positioned to promote equitable outcomes for the most vulnerable children and families. Their moral influence and extensive networks give them access to the most disenfranchised and vulnerable groups, those that international organizations and governments are sometimes less able to reach effectively. They are also grounded in philosophical frameworks that shape their call to community service into long-term commitments to achieving peace, justice and social equality.




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