International Conference: Ending Violence against Children in Juvenile Justice Systems

Defence for Children International invites for an international conference and training: Ending Violence against Children in Juvenile Justice Systems: From Words to Action. The event will take place from 1st to 3rd October 2008, in Brussels, Belgium.

The conference's theme is going to address the UN Study's on Violence against Children recommendations for ending violence against children in institutions and more specifically, in juvenile justice systems. The violence experienced by children in care and justice systems is particularly challenging as it remains hidden from the public eye and affects some of the most disadvantaged groups of children in society. The UN Study has been crucial in drawing attention to these issues, but there remains an urgent need for concrete follow-up response and action.

The conference aims at raising awareness, sharing best practices and building the capacities of NGOs to lobby their governments to act.

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Submitted by admin on Tue, 2008-08-26 10:02.