Harmful Practices

EXPERT CONSULTATION

 to

Address Harmful Practices against Children

 With a Specific Focus on the Interplay between Children's Right to Protection from all forms of Violence and Customary and Religious Laws

 

Addis Ababa, 13-15 June 2012

 


 

                           

 

 


CONCEPT NOTE

 

 

 


 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

 


 

PROGRAMME

 

 


 

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

 

 


 

PRESENTATIONS

 

 Marta Santos Pais

SRSG on Violence against Children

 

Yehualashet Mekonen

"Enhancing child protection through harmonizing customary and formal laws"

The African Child Policy Forum, Ethiopia

 

Divya Naidoo

"Study on the interplay between customary law and practices and children's protection rights"

Save the Children, Regional Office in South Africa

 

Julie Stewart

"Legal prohibition of harmful practices against children"

Southern and Eastern African Centre for Women's Law, University of Zimbabwe

 

Judith Mulenga

"Presentation of the NGO Council's submission to the expert consultation"

International NGO Council on Violence against Children

 

Violet Odala

"Protection of Children from harmful practices through the law in Africa"

The African Child Policy Forum, Ethiopia

 

Michael Kakatera

1. "Main findings from the Study on harmful cultural practices

conducted by the Malawi Human Rights Commission"

2. "The role of independent national Human Rights institutions"

Gender and Women's Rights Directorate Malawi Human Rights Commission

 

Eileen Carter

"Protection of the child: The Children's Court in South Africa"

Deartment of Justice South Africa

 

Grace Atim

"The regional frameworks for the protection of girls and boys from harmful practices"

UN Women

 

 

 


 

 

REFERENCE MATERIAL

 

Protecting Children from Harmful Practices in Plural Legal Systems

SRSG on Violence against Children

 

 

 

 

Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament and the Council -

Towards the elimination of female genital mutilation