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The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children mobilizes religious leaders and their communities, civil society (including young people), UN agencies and governments to partner on Universal Children’s Day (20 November) to reflect and take action to improve the lives of children in their community. Our current global theme is to Stop Violence against Children, within the parameters of the UN Study on Violence against Children (2006). In 2006, the UN Study on Violence against Children identified five settings of childhood in which violence against children takes place: home, family, schools, care and justice institutions, workplace and community.

Family! What kind of images and memories bring about the word "family" in the minds of each person? Perhaps many and very diverse. Througout the years the task to take care of new generations has been assigned to the family and it is in this context that the first memories and experiences of love or lack of affection are imprinted.

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