Who is going to protect our children? | by Incitement - 7:30pm, December 16th, 2016
If we don’t stand up for children….then we don’t stand for much - Mariam W. Edelman.
Think about this for a moment: who is there to protect our children, YOUR children. The first thing that probably comes to mind is their parents, family, and loved ones around them.
But what happens when that’s not enough?
Us as a collective, as a society, we have the obligation to protect our children with fair laws and regulations. Laws that can guarantee that every child, no matter what their background, race, country, or economical situation might be, has access to basic human rights, and a safe and constructive environment to grow up in.
Sadly, many countries don’t have these basic laws - to protect youths. Many don’t have access to basic health care, are denied access to education, are exposed to horrible practices such as child marriage, and worse.
During this Incitement KL three topics will be covered:
Yes! This is happening right here. In Malaysia. And more often that you’d think.
Here, too, children lack basics rights. For example: in 2010 a United Nations report showed that over 82,000 married women in Malaysia were girls between the age of 15 and 19. And nearly 16,000 girls below the age of 15 were in a marriage. Think about that for a moment…
Join us at Incitement KL & become more aware of what’s happening around you, and learn how you can get involved to in giving child victims the opportunity to live a “normal” life - like you and me.
Hartini has worked on children’s issues in the United States and Malaysia for 26 years, and worked on children’s educational issues in New York. She received her BA and M.Sc in English and English Education, respectively, and has her Doctorate in Monitoring and Assessment (Education) from Columbia University, New York.
Maryam Zainol is a journalist at R.AGE (The Star), an award-winning youth news media platform that published an expose on online child sexual predators called the Predator in My Phone (www.facebook.com/ragepmp)Maryam went undercover as a 15 year old girl to meet child sexual predators who befriended her on mobile chat apps, which is their number one modus operandi.
While working on the project, Maryam has met with many victims of online child sexual grooming.
Maryam, who recently attained her MA in International Journalism from Cardiff University in the UK, is advocating the awareness and dangers of online child sexual grooming to promote a safer digital world for children.
Marianne Clark-Hattingh - UNICEF Representative, Malaysia
Ms. Marianne Clark-Hattingh assumed leadership of the UNICEF Malaysia country office in January 2016.
Driven by her commitment to do more for marginalized communities around the world and a conviction that all children have an equal right to fulfill their full potential,
Ms. Clark-Hattingh first began her career with UNICEF in Madagascar, where she developed the Child Protection programme and managed partnerships for children.
Prior to joining UNICEF Ms. Clark-Hattingh, worked in the evaluation department of UK Aid; administered humanitarian aid and skills programs with NGOs in refugee camps in Thailand and Malawi, and taught English in China.
Rozana Isa - Executive Director for sister in Islam (SIS)
Rozana Isa is the Executive Director for Sisters in Islam (SIS), a non-governmental organisation working on the rights of Muslim women within the framework of Islam. She was Coordinator of the secretariat for Musawah, the SIS-initiated Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family. Rozana is also a facilitator and trainer with special focus on the SIS training module on Women’s Rights in Islam and Musawah’s curriculum on Islam, Gender Equality and Justice (I-nGEJ).
Rozana was also Senior Programme Officer on Building Capacity for Change at the International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific), an international women’s rights organization that contribute to the realisation of women’s rights through the lens of CEDAW and other international human rights instruments. Prior to that, she was Programme Assistant with The Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI) and Project Coordinator at Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO), a national level NGO with focus on the issue of violence against women.
How much is the ticket to this event?
10RM that will go to the Ngo or organization of your choice.
This is how it's going to work:
- When you register in Peatix you will pay 10RM.
- When you arrive at Impact Hub, our amazing volunteers will give you a token worth it 10RM.
- You will have 3-4 booth where you can donate your token. You can talk, ask questions and check them out and decide which one fits your more
- After the event, we will give the money you paid to each organizations, depending on how many coins they have.
100% of the 10RM will go to the different organzations. Incitement guarantees that will not keep commission or fee.
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