In the framework of the EU project JudEx+: Towards a child-friendly justice in cases of sexual violence against children, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center is organising the 1st national forum on the Rights of the Child to disseminate the outcomes of the project and to promote the sustainability of child-friendly practices in judicial proceedings in cases of sexual violence against children.
Following the successful collaboration between “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center and national stakeholders throughout the 2 years of project implementation, and with the purpose of strengthening and sustaining multiservice collaboration on child-friendly practices and children’s rights, the event will mark the launch of the 1st National Forum on Children’s Rights.
The forum will bring together national stakeholders and will emphasise the importance, and challenges, of establishing a coordinated multiservice approach to judicial proceedings respectful and inclusive of children’s rights. The event will foster dialogue on the Cypriot context, and it will be a forum for exchanging good-practices at EU level, particularly through shared knowledge and experiences of partner organisations from Italy, Sweden, Slovenia, Bulgaria and UK.
The 1st National Forum on the Rights of the Child, under the theme Child-Friendly Justice in Europe, will take place in Nicosia, September 21st
The 1st National Forum on the Rights of the Child, under the theme Child-Friendly Justice in Europe, will take place in Nicosia, September 21st at the event venue of Hellenic Bank Administration Building.
8:30 – 9:00 : REGISTRATION
9:00 – 9:10: Welcome and introduction
9:10 – 10:15 Panel I: CHILD-FRIENDLY PRACTICES IN CYPRUS & THE EU
(Maximum speech duration: 10mins)
10:15 – 10:40: COFFEE BREAK
10:40 – 12:00: Plenary Session I: ADDRESSING SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
Moderator: ELENI KARAYIANNI, University of Cyprus
12:00 – 13:00: LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 14:30: Plenary Session II: CHILD-FRIENDLY PROCEEDINGS IN JUDEX+ PARTNER COUNTRIES
Moderator: VAGGELIS GETTOS, Policy & Advocacy Officer, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center
14:30 – 16:00: Plenary Session III: ADVOCATING FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
Moderator: ANTONIS STYLIANOU, Senior Advisory Board Member of “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center
16:00 – 16:05: CONCLUDING REMARKS AND NEXT STEPS – The 1st National Forum on Children’s Rights:
In order to attend the forum, registration is compulsory and should be done the latest by the 15th of September, due to a limited number of seats .