On 24th August 2017, a workshop on counselling and prevention of child abuse took place in Ambala Cantt (Haryana, India). The workshop, based on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act of 2012, aimed to raise awareness amongst teachers and counsellors about this issue. Mr Kuldeep Singh, a member of the Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice (APCJJ), and a former member of the... read more
The 17th Melaka International Youth Dialogue, held from the 9th to the 13th of July 2017 at the MITC Hotel in Melaka (Malaysia), was organised by the World Assembly of Youth in collaboration with the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Melaka State Government, the Asian Youth Council, the Commonwealth Youth Council and the Malaysian Youth Council.
In this context, the issue... read more
The Third Meeting of the APCJJ Subcommitte for ASEAN was held in the context of the National Symposium on Ending Violence against Children in the Juvenile Justice System (June 28-30, Bangkok, Thailand).
The National Symposium started with an opening ceremony officiated by the Minister of Justice of Thailand, Mr. Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana. He gave the keynote... read more
The second day of the International Workshop on Diversion through Restorative Justice was held on the 27th of June in Bangkok (Thailand), including presentations by APCJJ members on this issue.
The day was launched by Mr Wanchai Rujanawong, former Director General at the DJOP and representative of the ACWC, who presented and went more into detail about the Thai experience on restorative justice in the form of “Family group... read more
The inaugural day of the International Workshop on Diversion through Restorative Justice, held on the 26th of June in Bangkok (Thailand), introduced as well the National Symposium on Ending Violence against Children in Juvenile Justice System, and the Third Meeting of the APCJJ Subcommittee for ASEAN. During this first day of the workshop, participants studied in... read more
The Minutes of the Second Meeting of the APCJJ Subcommittee for ASEAN are now available as a comprehensive report, “Toward Regional Guidelines on Juvenile Justice: Promoting Cross-border Safeguards and Defining Strategies on Elimination of Violence against Children in Conflict with the Law”, to be accessed online... read more
On the 7th and 8th of March, the IJJO and the APCJJ participated in an expert group meeting on tertiary education as a part of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's (UNODC) Education for Justice (E4J) initiative.
The meeting was held in the UN's offices in Vienna. The E4J project was developed in response to the ... read more
A 'Dialogue on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Radicalization to Violence in Central Asia' was hosted by the Global Counterterrorism Forum's Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) Working Group on February 23rd in The Hague (The Netherlands). This dialogue meeting was an opportunity to exchange on the challenges faced by Central Asian States... read more
Sophie Duroy, analyst and project manager at the IJJO, participated on February 15th and 16th in a workshop on mainstreaming the prevention of violent extremism in the ARF region, which took place in Brussels, jointly organised by the Philippines, Australia and the European Union.
Ms Duroy gave a presentation on community-focused initiatives to prevent youth violent extremism at all stages of the cycle of radicalisation to violence... read more
The IJJO, together with the rest of the NGOs composing the Child Justice Advocacy Group -Terre des hommes (Tdh), Penal Reform International (PRI), Defence for Children International (DCI),Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) , World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (AIMJF), Vivere, International Catholic Child Bureau (BICE)-, ... read more
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