Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children is celebrated on Universal Children's Day (20 November) by secular and faith-based organizations that work to end violence against children. The World Day brings people together to pray and act for the well-being of children. Universal Children’s Day, established by the United Nations in 1954, also commemorates the 1989 adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Celebrate the World Day of Prayer and Action on November 20 or on a Sunday before or after that date.
Children bear the brunt of Israel’s military occupation of the Palestinian territories. Since the outbreak of the Palestinian uprising in 2000, Israeli forces have killed more than 1,300 children. A further 8,000 have been detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military detention system.
The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory and the UN Special Committee on Israeli practices in the Occupied Territory express concern for Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military. A report issued earlier this year by UNICEF, Children in Israeli military ...
Halloween costumes have appeared in New York City. However you observe the holiday, consider participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF this year.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children's lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.
by Anna Folz
Look with mercy on those who are fleeing from danger, are homeless and hungry. Watch over refugees and victims of war. Look after those who have been separated from their loved ones, their homes and the communities that they have grown to know and love. Watch over those who have been forced to flee from the places in which they feel safe and secure. Pray for those who have fled and now suffer the frustration and pain of refugee status. Pray for those who are presently in the Congo, seeking refuge from violence in their homelands. Watch ...
Please pray for all of the refugees and displaced persons in Sudan. Help us to be mindful of the women and children in the refugee camps and the dangerous situations in which they face every day. Help those who have been the victims of abuse and rape at the hands of those who claim to be their friends. One recent report tells of a refugee camp in West Darfur where 7 women, including 3 schoolgirls, one who was only 13 years of age were raped at gunpoint by 9 “pro-government militiamen”. We pray for the recovery of these women ...