August 20, 2013 : Nepal: Child Nepal organises a National Workshop on My Family is My first Right
National Workshop on “My Family is My First Right”
The National Workshop on My Family is My First Right” was organized by the SAAGN alliance partner, Child Nepal on 18th – 19th August 2013 at Kathmandu. The main objective of the workshop was to sensitize government agencies on child rights issues and to promote advanced and positive changes in the implementation of policies and legislations and also to carry out discussions on the Thematic Areas of Violence Against Children proposed to be discussed during the SAAGN Consultation. There were a total of 66 participants from different sectors like governmental offices (National Human Rights Commission, Central Children Welfare Board, Ministry of Education, Department of Education, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare Nepal, Women and Children Cell of Police), non-governmental offices (CWIN, INSEC, UNICEF), Child Rights Activists, Legal Professionals, Media Persons and representatives from other SAAGN member organisations.
Five paper presentation on the five different thematic areas :Child Marriage, Trafficking, Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Corporal Punishment and Child Labor were presented which focused on the present situation of children, causes and effects, recommendations and the role of the government and other stakeholders in each of the thematic areas