The Christian Conference of Asia’s (CCA) fourth virtual conference (webinar) is set to discuss ‘Upholding the Dignity and Rights of Children amidst the COVID-19 Crisis’. This is part of a series of webinars hosted and facilitated by the CCA in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The virtual conference is scheduled for 19 May 2020 (Tuesday) from 12:00 to 14:00 (12 PM to 2 PM) Bangkok (Thailand) time. Six panellists representing UNICEF, child rights’ activists networks in Asia as well as churches and ecumenical councils will lead the discussions.
While children have been largely spared the direct health effects of the COVID-19 virus up to this point, the crisis bears severe effects on their overall well-being. All children, of all ages and in all countries, could be catastrophically affected, in particular by the crisis’ socioeconomic consequences and in some cases by the mitigation measures implemented to stem the spread of the disease.
Dr Mathews George Chunakara, the General Secretary of the CCA, will initiate and facilitate the discussions.
Rachel Harvey, Regional Advisor on Child Protection, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office; John Pattiwael, (Indonesia), Coordinator, Asian Advocacy Network on Dignity and Rights of Children (AANDRoC), a CCA-initiated ecumenical platform; Eule Rico Bonganay, (Philippines), Secretary General of the Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns; Rev. Kim Minji, (South Korea), Human Rights Centre of the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK); Sharmila Sekarajasekaran, (Malaysia), Chairperson of Voice of the Children; and Stella Darshini, (Sri Lanka), Programme Manager of the National Christian Council in Sri Lanka will be the panellists.
Those who are interested in participating in the webinar may register by clicking on this link – https://forms.gle/wV5LffbAasLATM7J9
For additional details, please go through the concept note below –
Upholding the Dignity and Rights of Children amidst COVID-19 Crisis Concept Note
Since the webinar can accommodate only 90 participants, registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Reports of CCA’s previous webinars: