The 10th year of the conference was held at the University of Essex Colchester Campus, and focussed specifically on the rights of children in Asia. Most countries in the region have ratified the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which entails a commitment of the states towards ensuring the right to survival, protection, development and participation of every child.
The day-long conference focussed on some of the pertinent child rights issues of the region. The rights of the girl child, refugee and IDP children, survivors of child trafficking and children in armed conflict were explored through panels and discussions. Experts and practitioners provided their insight into both, the developments and existing gaps in these areas, in order to advance the debate and further understanding on the issues.