WHAT RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES CAN DO TO ELIMINATE VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
This guide was developed by UNICEF and Religions for Peace. The principal writers were consultants Chris Dodd and Malia Robinson under the supervision of Stephen Hanmer (UNICEF Civil Society and Parliamentary Engagement Specialist) and Deepika Singh (Religions for Peace Director of Program Coordination). The Child Protection section within UNICEF headquarters provided invaluable input and support (in particular Clara Sommarin, Francesca Moneti and Abubacar Sultan). Liza Barrie, Chief, UNICEF Civil Society Partnerships also provided guidance.Within Religions for Peace, Stein Villumstad and Kyoichi Sugino provided guidance and Paul H. Sherbow background research. Initial feedback was provided by Farida Ali, Vinu Aram, Ayatollah Mousavi Bojnourdi, James Cairns, Imam Assane Cisse, Gerard Grenado, Paddy Meskin, Alfredo Mora, Ven So Thereath, and Agneta Ucko. Additional feedback was provided by Religions for Peace affiliates and UNICEF country offices as well as external civil society, inter-religious and faith-based actors. Editorial support was provided by Karen Dukess and Jeffrey Stern. Rissho Kosei-Kai, through Japan Committee for UNICEF, provided funding for the completion and printing of the guide.