International Conference on Child Marriage: “Strength in Unity, Girls are Not Brides – A Global Youth Partnership to End Child Marriage”

IWCC

Welcoming Speech By Ms.Varsha K. Ajmera
Chief Operations Officer, World Youth Foundation

Biodata: Ms. Pallavi Pareek
Educationist and Feminist, CloudTrain

Biodata: Ms. Roslina Chai San San
Chief Learning Curator, Singapore

Biodata: Mr. Manas K Dowlani
Global executive Committee Member – International Youth Council, Global Headquarters, India

Paper Presentation: Empowering young men and women as partners in achieving gender equality
Presentation by Mr. Manas K Dowlani

Biodata: Mr. Sulaiman Rameez
Programme Officer – International Youth Council Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Paper Presentation: Empowering the Girl Child: Education and the Role of Young People in the Fight of Gender Equality
Presentation by Mr.Sulaiman Rameez

Panel Discussion: A Global Youth Partnership to End Child Marriage – Presentation by Youth Delegates

Keynote Address by Mr. Ravi Karkara – Ravi Karkara Message on Youth and SDG’s
YouTube LinkSenior Advisor Strategic Partnership and Advocacy, to the Assistant Secretary-General / Deputy Executive

Biodata: Trainer – Ms. Ommera Ahmed
Child and Youth Participation Officer ECPAT International, Bangkok

Training on:

  • Exploring linkage between child marriage and sexual exploitation of children
  • Child Marriage and Sexual Exploitation of Children: What is in common?
  • How is exploitation both cause and consequence of child marriage?

Group 1 Presentation: Action Plan: One Step Closer to End Child Marriages

Group 2 Presentation: Action Plan to End Child Marriage: Way to Go

Group 3 Presentation: Action Plan to Combat and Raise Awareness of Child Marriage

Group 4 Presentation: Action Plan for Child Marriage

Concluding Panel Discussion / Concluding Remarks:

Melaka Youth Declaration

Youth Action Plan

Selected Commendable Quotes

Newspaper Clippings:

ASTRO AWANI
Poverty primary factor for child marriage
http://english.astroawani.com/malaysia-news/poverty-primary-factor-child-marriage-105896

BERNAMA
Fikirlah, Child Marriage Must Be Stopped
http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/fe/newsfeatures.php?id=1250001

BERNAMA
3. BERNAMA
Poverty, Primary Factor For Child Marriage
http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/ge/newsgeneral.php?id=1247745

DAILY EXPRESS
Child marriage must be stopped
http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=110177

DHAKA TRIBUNE
Afroza plays her part to end child marriage
http://www.dhakatribune.com/feature/2016/may/21/afroza-plays-her-part-end-child-marriage

GENRE INDONESIA
GenRe Terus Mendunia
http://genreindonesia.bkkbn.go.id/detailpost/genre-terus-mendunia

MALAY MAIL
Ali Rustam: Extreme poverty primary factor behind child marriages
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/ali-rustam-extreme-poverty-primary-factor-behind-child-marriages

MODERN GHANA
Let’s Prioritize Education – NERA’S Boss
http://www.modernghana.com/news/695556/lets-prioritize-education-neras-boss.html#.V1GdZZaKpGE.facebook

OUTOFSLUMS
Child Marriage: Girls are Not Brides
 http://outofslums.raidghost.com/child-marriage-girls-not-brides/

GIRLS NOT BRIDES
Youth from 22 countries adopt Melaka declaration to end child marriage
http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/youth-melaka-declaration-end-child-marriage

Provisional Programme

Acknowledgments 

Commendable Quotes

Publicity Materials

Photo Gallery

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