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. 

Group Development Pakistan (GD Pakistan), on behalf of National Action Coordination Group (NACG) Pakistan and SAIEVAC organised a children ‘s consultation on SAARC regional strategy on child sexual abuse and exploitation including online safety, from 12th-14th December 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The consultation brought together 17 child participants from the SAARC countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka. Those child participants were selected by their peers largely of by various governments/NGOs and were genuine representatives of their respective countries. 

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