Friday, December 12, 2008

PPA to hold Child Rights Conference

Karachi—The Child Rights group of Pakistan Pediatrics Association (PPA) in collaboration with Pakistan Paediatric Association (PPA - Sindh) and Konpal is organising the 9th National Pediatric Conference on “Child Rights, Abuse and Neglect” at College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) here from December 19-21.
The conference will begin with a thematic lecture,”Protect Child Rights Build a Better Pakistan “ by Professor Abdul Ghaffar Billoo followed by an open forum discussion on Role of NGO and INGO for promotion of child Rights, from 3-5 p.m.Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect with specific reference to street /runaway children /child labour will be the topic for one of the series of open forum discussions, scheduled for December 20, from 12 noon to 1.30 p.m. Discussion on Hospital Child Protection committees in Pakistan-Sharing Experience and Problem Encountered will be held the same day, from 3 to 4.30 pm.
Open forum discussion on Terrorism and Violence Against Children is planned for December 21 from 3-4.30 pm.Seven different scientific sessions covering wide array of topics as Child Rights, Child Labour, Neglect, Child Sexual Abuse, Juvenile Justice System, Child Rights in Islam, Corporal Punishments, Children in Arm conflicts, Ethical Issues etc are also integral part of the three day programme.—APP

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