Violence Against Children Workshop

IPA/ISPCAN/ISSOP Workshop: Unpacking the Gender dimensions of Violence against Children: Recognition, Rights, Responses

Date & Time

Wednesday, 5 September 2018 (11:15 - 13:15)

Fees

FREE

Background

Violence against children (VAC) as a physical, mental, public and social health concern is only recently gaining the prominence it deserves. We know that globally VAC is widespread and its most common forms are usually perpetrated by people with whom children interact every day in their homes, schools and communities. One of the key recommendations of the United Nations study on VAC was to address the gender dimensions of violence, specifically to understand the different forms of violence meted out against girls. On the other hand, adolescent males are morevulnerable to specific problems, including violence andhomicide, accidental injury, and substance abuse. The particular risks of gay/bisexual and transgender young people to violence and abuse is also recognized.Frontline health and welfare professionals have a critical role in recognizing and responding to children exposed to all forms of violence. In this workshop we will up-skill participants to recognize and respond to the specific intersections of gender and violence using a rights-based approach.

Presenters and sessions

Facilitator: Dr Shanti Raman

20 min Keeping the child in mind: What is a child-rights based approach to violence and how can it operate locally, nationally and regionally?
Dr Sue Bennett, Dr Jeff Goldhagen
20 min Intersections of gender and violence 1: Violence against girls and young women
Dr Shanti Raman
20 min Intersections of gender and violence 2: Re-assessing the special needs of boys and young men
Joan Van Niekerk
20 min Gender based violence: Burden and consequences for children
Dr Tufail Mohamad
20 min Intersections of gender and violence 3: LGBTQI children and young people
Dr Paul Hotton
15 min Exercise: Discussion and facilitated small group work based on specific case examples of gender-based violence, child rights response
5 min
Wrap up
Dr Sue Bennett, Dr Jeff Goldhagen, Dr Shanti Raman

 



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