Expert Consultation on Strengthening Communities to secure children's right to freedom from violence


Strengthening Communities to Secure Children's Right to Freedom from Violence

Klaekken, Norway

3 – 4 September 2015



The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Violence against Children in collaboration with Plan International are co-organizing an Expert Consultation on “Strengthening Communities to secure children’s right to Freedom from Violence”. The two day consultation is sponsored by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Klaekken.

The Expert Consultation focuses on the critical role played by community actors in implementing effective child protection mechanisms. The Expert Consultation counts on the participation of international experts, high level Government representatives, representatives from regional organizations, United Nations, academics, civil society actors and children and young people themselves.




                 Concept Note                                   Programme                                     Participants



                                           Field visit                                              Presentations


For more information:



Watch the documentary
"Malawi: Community action on child protection"
by Plan International                 








 Read the report
 "Key Highlights from the consultation"





Reference material:

General Assembly Annual Report 2015

Why children's protection should be at the heart of the post 2015 development agenda

Global Survey Toward a World free from violence

Joint report on child-sensitive counselling, complaint and reporting mechanisms to address incidents of violence

Resources from PLAN International


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