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    National Consultation on Child Rights

    Date: 28/04/2018 - 01/05/2018

    Venue: Sambhawana Institute of Public Policy and Politics, Kandbari, Palampur, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

    Venue: Sambhawana Institute of Public Policy and Politics, Kandbari, Palampur, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

    Organized by HAQ Centre for Child Rights, Antakshari Foundation & Centre for Constitutional Rights-Human Rights Law Network’


    Day 1: April 28




    9:30 am-10:00 am

    Welcome of Participants

    Introduction of the Meeting

    Introduction of Facilitators & Setting of Rules to be observed by all the participants & Facilitators throughout the meeting

    Govind Beniwal


    Anant Kumar Asthana


    Self-introduction and sharing of expectations by Participants

    (Tea and snacks will be served at this stage)

    Nicole Menezes


    Session I:

    Child Rights as Human Rights: Key Concept and Principles

    Bharti Ali and Enakshi Ganguli

    13:00 pm -14:00 pm


    Lunch Break


    14:00 pm-15:00 pm

    Session II:

    Human Rights Mechanism & Their relevance for lawyers

    Enakshi Ganguli and Bharti Ali

    15:00 pm-16:00 pm

    Session III:

    Evolution of Child rights in India: History, Movement and Contemporary Issues

    Enakshi Ganguli


    Screening of Films aimed on identification of Child Rights Violations followed by open session & experience-sharing by participants

    Govind Beniwal and Bharti Ali


    Day 2: April 29 

    9:00am-9:30 am

    Recap of previous day by two lawyers


    9:30 am-11:00am

    Session V:

    Role of Judiciary and Key Cases on Childrens’ Rights

    Colin Gonsalves

    11:00am- 12:00pm

    Session VI:

    Juvenile Justice: Panel Discussion

    Anant Kumar Asthana


    Session VII:

    Sexual Offences Against Children: Panel Discussion

    Bharti Ali

    13:00pm- 14:00pm

    Lunch Break



    Session VIII:

    Right to Education

    Govind Beniwal


    Session IX:

    Child Labour

    Enakshi Ganguly


    Session X:

    Open Session on Juvenile Justice, Sexual Offences Against Children, Right to Education and Child Labour

    Moderated by Nicole Menezes


    Day 3: April 30

    9:00am- 9:30pm

    Recap of previous day by ywo Lawyers


    9:30am- 11:00am

    Session XI:

    Litigation in Trial Courts and Juvenile Justice Boards: Strategies & Challenges

    Zishaan Iskandri, Rachit Gupta, Ashish Kumar


    Session XII:

    Trafficking & Missing Children 

    Bharti Ali


    Session XIII:

    Child Marriage

    Govind Beniwal


    Lunch Break



    Session XIV:

    Children with Disabilities, HIV-Positive Children, Mental Health, Drug & Substance Abuse [Panel Discussion]

    Swati Sood

    [More to be confirmed]


    Session XV

    Right to Food

    Deepika Sahney

    16:00pm- 17:00pm

    Session XVI:

    Open Session on Trafficking, Missing Children, Child Marriage, Children with Disabilities, HIV Positive Children, Mental Health,  Drug & Substance Abuse and Right to Food

    Nicole Menezes


    Day 4: May 1


    Recap of Previous day by ywo Lawyers



    Session XVII:

    Child Protection System in India

    Nicole Menezes


    Session XVIII:

    Contemporary Laws and Conflict on Children Issues

    Govind Beniwal, Bharti Ali


    Lawyering for Children

    [Panel Discussion]

    Govind Beniwal

    Bharti Ali

    Nicole Menezes


    Lunch Break


    14:00pm -15:00 pm

    Plan of Action and way forward

    Enakshi Ganguly

    Videos from the training

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