Schools

Expert consultation on "Tackling violence in schools" - Oslo, Norway

27/06/2011 - 28/06/2011

The Council of Europe, the Office of the United Nations’ Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, the Norwegian Royal Ministry of Education and Research, the Norwegian Royal Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion and the Norwegian Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized an expert meeting on “Tackling violence in schools”.

Experts say countries are falling short in efforts to end violence and secure quality education for women and girls

01/03/2011

New York - “Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community,” so goes the oft-quoted African proverb.It is backed by empirical evidence. During a panel discussion on 1 March at the United Nations in New York on tackling violence to secure quality education for women and girls, participants heard that research in some countries shows that an educated girl reinvests 90 percent of her income in her family, compared to 35 percent for boys.Studies in some countries have also shown that if just 20 percent more girls were enabled to obtain secondary education, the national economy would grow by three percent.While acknowledging the social and economic benefits of educating girls, panellists concurred that non-discrimination in the exercise of human rights, including the right to education, was paramount.

Panel discussion: "Tackling Violence: Securing Quality Education for Women and Girls" - New York

01/03/2010

High-level panel discussion on “Tackling Violence: Securing Quality Education for Women and Girls”, organized in the context of the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Slovenia.

Participants:

Ms. Marta Santos Pais, SRSG on Violence against Children;

Mr. Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights;

Ms. Dragoljuba Benčina, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia;

SAIEVAC meeting: Historic step for South Asia’s commitment to prevent and address all forms of violence against children

10/11/2010

Kathmandu - The first meeting of the governing body of the South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC) was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, with the participation of the SRSG on Violence
against Children.

Marta Santos Pais congratulated the members of the Board for the historic step for South Asia’s commitment to prevent and address all forms of violence against children.

Marrakesh Declaration: Adoption of a milestone for children's rights

21/12/2010

Amman – Participants at an Arab conference on children’s rights today adopted a declaration calling for further action to protect children and promote their rights.

The Marrakesh Declaration came at the end of the Fourth High-Level Arab Conference on Children’s Rights, a three-day event organized by the League of Arab States with the participation of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, UNICEF, government ministers from member countries of the League of Arab States and representatives from non-governmental organizations.