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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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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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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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The Regional Consultation on Accelerating Efforts To End Child Marriage in South Asia

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 2 February 2017

The 2 days Consultation - Accelerating Efforts to End Child Marriage in South Asiathrough Joint Action with Regional and National Human Rights Institutions and inPartnership with Key Regional Partners, was convened in Kathmandu Nepal from 2-3 June2016.

The meeting consisted of technical presentations on key issues and strategies forpromoting legal accountability for ending child marriage by resource persons, nationallevel perspectives from selected Member States and 3 Group Exercises to frame the coreissues of interest for the way forward.

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Regional Children's Consultation on the SAARC Regional Strategy on Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation (Including online Safety)

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 1 February 2017

Child participation is an integral part of South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC) from its inception. SAIEVAC strongly believes that all children’s input and involvement are valuable to making any campaign against Violence Against Children successful and actively encourages children participation in every area and at every level. The engagement and participation of children in SAIEVAC is an essential precondition to ensure children’s perspectives on violence are taken into consideration by policy decision makers in systems and institutions that could affect their development. 

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NACGs regional training on Child Participation

Added by Plan International Asia Regional Office | 1 February 2017

In order to further increase the effectiveness of their advocacy efforts, CSO partners to the Project, namely CRC Asia and NACGs, have identified the need for developing their existing capacities and skills related to advocacy with a specific focus on countering Child Sexual Abuse(CSA) / Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), one of SAIEVAC five priority areas. 

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