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Child rights violations - Protection and
Prevention mechanisms

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While children have unprecedented opportunities in this rapidly changing world, they are faced with and equally unprecedented set of challenges and threats to their safety and wellbeing. It is important that we identify and are aware of the fact that, in Sri Lanka there continues to exist social and cultural norms that tolerate emotional, physical and sexual violence against children.

Despite their best intentions, many parents and caregivers cannot properly identify and respond to threats to the safety and protection of their children. Children with disabilities are particularly at risk and a general lack of awareness with regard to how they can seek assistance and redress has resulted in these abuses continuing to take place.

Parents, teachers and children themselves are often unaware of how to access and utilize child protection services even if a violation is experienced. Although there are a massive number of child abuse cases reported, going forward coordination mechanisms and avenues for referral of child protection cases have been developed in Sri Lanka.

In view of these existing conditions we must ask ourselves how we can get involved. Within our own capacities what is the knowledge, skills and attitudes we should adopt to play a more active role in the protection and prevention of such abuses against our children.

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Kate Norton

Operations Director

Kate Norton

Legal Action Worldwide
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Asitha Punchihewa

Panacea Solutions
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Roma Ranasinghe

LLM, MA

Roma Ranasinghe

Attorney At Law
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Amani Pilapitiya

Attorney At Law

Amani Pilapitiya

Moderator
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This webinar seeks to raise awareness and help answer some pertinent questions you may have with regard to the protection and prevention of abuses against children from our eminent resource panelists.

  • Who is the childWho is the child and how has child protection come into force ? (International and national legal framework)
  • For an abused childHow and from where can an abused child seek redress or make a complaint? ( procedure to lodge a complaint / contact numbers )
  • What is the processWhat is the process taking place after lodging a complaint?
  • Security and ConfidentialityHow much security and confidentiality is maintained if a 3rd party complaint about abuse/violence against a child is made?
  • What are some examples of-successful interventions?What are some of the successful interventions of the National Child Protection Authority in child abuse cases?
  • What role does the Human Rights Commission play in protecting the rights of a child?What are successful interventions of the National Child Protection Authority in child abuse cases.?
  • What role does the human rights commission protects child rights?How does the role of the Human Rights Commission play in protecting the rights of a child? (Use of fundamental rights jurisdiction to protect the child)
  • How to lodge a complaint?How to lodge a complaint in the Human Rights Commission on inaction by the Police?
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