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Children Without Rights in Malaysia

September 24, 2016 @ 16:00 - 17:30

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Photo by Muhammad Rafiq, 16, Rohingya refugee in Malaysia. Image courtesy of Yayasan Chow Kit, drawn from Art For Grabs' Facebook event page.

Photo by Muhammad Rafiq, 16, Rohingya refugee in Malaysia. Image courtesy of Yayasan Chow Kit, drawn from Art For Grabs’ Facebook event page.

LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, Malaysia has signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child. But we also hold 5 reservations. Malaysia does not believe that all children should have the freedom from discrimination and the freedom from torture. Malaysia also doesn’t believe all children should have the rights to nationality, to free and compulsory primary education, and to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. What kind of a country are we?

As we are told to care for our own, we often think of other children as other people’s problems. But what about the children that nobody is thinking of? What can we do better protect our children, not just the ones at home, but also the ones failed by the state?

We gather a few of our most passionate children’s rights activists to tell us:
1. Hartini Zainudin, founder of Yayasan Chow Kit, on stateless children
2. Goh Siu Lin, President of the Association of Women Lawyers, on unilateral conversion of children
3. Dorian Wilde, founder of Transmen of Malaysia, on LGBT adolescents
4. Gloria Martinez, Senior Programme Manager of Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI), on access to education
5. Sharmila Sekaran, President of Voice of the Children, on juvenile justice
Moderator: Juana Jaafar

Sat 24 Sep, 4pm,
Grd flr, The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.

This forum is in conjunction with Art For Grabs: Family Squad!, 24 & 25 Sep 2016, The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.

Photo by Muhammad Rafiq, 16, Rohingya refugee in Malaysia. Image courtesy of Yayasan Chow Kit.

Details

Date:
September 24, 2016
Time:
16:00 - 17:30
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/322317711451377/

Organiser

Art For Grabs
Phone:
+6016 489 2603
Email:
goh.leekwang@gmail.com
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/artforgrabs/

Venue

The School
No 89 P2 Block H Previously No 35 LG2 Block J The Suite, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46200 Malaysia
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Phone:
+60 3-7957 4933
Website:
theschool.my/

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