Friday, May 17, 2013
As part of a global initiative, faith-based organizations in Cambodia recently came together to promote and protect the well-being of children. The Day of Prayer and Action for Children was organized by UNICEF, the Royal Government of Cambodia and the country's Buddhist Leadership.
Faith communities have long been indispensable partners in UNICEF's work to advance children's rights. Religious leaders in Cambodia -- Buddhist, Muslim and Christian - are highly respected in their communities. They play an important role as agents of social change and can help to protect vulnerable children and their families.
On the Day of Prayer and Action for Children religious leaders joined forces to promote and support family and community care for children and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse, especially those most at risk.