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THEIR TIME IS NOW: Eliminating Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Asia – A Summary Report

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 1 August 2018

Plan International undertook extensive research on the prevalence of Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam in late 2017. This report is a summary of that research and it provides a snapshot of CEFM in Asia. It further consolidates evidence that governments, universities, civil society organizations, and Plan International have generated over the past ten to fifteen years in the 14 countries that make up Plan International’s Asia region. It analyses recent evidence on the prevalence, causes, trends, drivers and impact of CEFM and outlines actions that must be taken to tackle CEFM in Asia and the strong commitment needed from stakeholders at multiple levels.

 

This summary report is derived from a full technical report publicised under the same title.

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THEIR TIME IS NOW: Eliminating Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Asia – Integral Technical Report

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 1 August 2018

Plan International undertook extensive research on the prevalence of Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam in late 2017. This technical report provides comprehensive details CEFM in Asia and further consolidates evidence that governments, universities, civil society organizations, and Plan International have generated over the past ten to fifteen years in the 14 countries that make up Plan International’s Asia region. It analyses recent evidence on the prevalence, causes, trends, drivers and impact of CEFM and outlines actions that must be taken to tackle CEFM in Asia and the strong commitment needed from stakeholders at multiple levels.


This full technical report is complemented with a summary report derived from it and publicised under the same title.

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Adult First?

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 15 June 2018

“Adult First? A Guidebook for Child-Related Professionals and Adults to Learn about Children’s Right to Participation and How to Hear the Voice of Children Clearly” is a guidebook produced by the Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights (HKCCR) and reprinted in English by Child Rights Coalition Asia (CRC Asia).

 

Targeted to professionals dealing with children, the guidebook can be used by  lawyers, judges, police officers, medical doctors, and other adults to further understand how to uphold child participation in their everyday work. The publication draws from international standards of child participation, steps, approaches, and real-life stories about child engagement in different settings.

 

The publication is available for download HERE

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The Voices of Children at the 7th High-Level Cross-Regional Roundtable on Violence against Children

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 7 June 2018

In 2017, the 7th High-Level Cross-Regional Roundtable on Violence against Children was convened by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children in collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In line with the theme “Placing Children at the Heart of the Sustainable Agenda: Accelerating Progress in Children’s Protection from Violence,” the Cross-Regional Roundtable included a children’s session co-organized by the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development and Child Rights Coalition Asia (CRC Asia). This was the first time children and young people took part in the Cross-Regional Roundtable. They had the opportunity to discuss and share their inputs on child protection themes including online violence, abuse, and the empowerment and participation of children to prevent and address incidents of violence.

 

In this publication, you will learn about the engagements, concerns, and recommendations presented by children from ASEAN member states and the Republic of Korea at the Cross-Regional Roundtable. It highlights what governments from the region can do to build an ASEAN region where all children are protected from all forms of violence in all settings.

 

The publication is available for download HERE

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Regional CSO Project SUMMARY and Infographics

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 7 February 2018

About the Project

Plan International Asia Regional Office (Plan ARO) has been supporting Civil Society Actors across Asia - Child Rights Coalition Asia (CRC Asia) and National Action and Coordinating Groups against Violence against Children (NACGs) – in their strategic advocacy efforts to “Increase the Accountability of ASEAN and SAARC for the Realization of Children’s Right to Protection”.

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Plan ARO Gender Equality Training Report 2017

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 22 December 2017

Plan International’s Asia Regional Office (Plan ARO) organized the four-day Training on Advancing Gender Equality from 02-05 October 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The training forms a key area of capacity building in the Plan ARO CSO Regional Project for “Increased Accountability and Commitment of ASEAN and SAARC for the Realisation of Children’s Right to Protection”.


Overall, the training aimed to increase conceptual learning and practical skills among the CSO partners to advance gender equality in their programmes and operations. More specifically, the strengthened capacities are intended to promote gender equality in programmes and advocacy with ASEAN and SAARC in order to help ensure that their policies are more gender sensitive and transformative in line with existing international human rights standards.

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BOOKLET: VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 4 July 2017

Violence Against Children in Southeast Asia is a booklet which aims to be a tool for all child rights advocates in the region. It contains global, regional and national facts and figures on the forms of violence and the groups of children who are in vulnerable situations.

 

CRC Asia will launch the booklet on the 4th of July 2017 from 6 pm to 7 pm Bangkok time at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand.


Invited in the reception are representatives from international child rights advocacy groups, United Nations agencies, national human rights organizations and international non-government organizations. The launch shall also feature a performance by the Crescent Moon Space, a group of performing artists based in Bangkok.

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PUBLIC BUDGETS: HOW GOVERNMENTS SHOULD SPEND MONEY FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 4 April 2017

This child-friendly material explains the UN CRC General Comment No. 19 (GC19) Public Budgeting for the Realization of Children’s Rights which was launched on 22 September 2016.

 

GC19 spells out the obligations of state parties to the UNCRC regarding open, inclusive and accountable resource mobilization, budget allocation and spending for children. GC19 also recommends that children all over the world participate in budget decisions that will, for sure, affect them.

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