Children and young people’s human rights

in today’s world

31 March 2022

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Children and Young People’s Human Rights in Today’s World


Webinar organised by the LAWASIA Human Rights Committee

We are currently experiencing a very bleak time for children’s rights globally. UNICEF describes the COVID-19 pandemic as the ‘biggest global crisis for children’ that has rolled back ‘virtually every measure of progress for children’ plunging 100 million more children into poverty. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has condemned many jurisdictions for their failure to respect, promote and fulfil children’s rights in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In this webinar, Dr Holly Doel-Mackaway (Children’s Rights Academic and Expert Counsellor, Human Rights Committee, LAWASIA) will talk with three leading children’s rights experts from Japan, India, and Malaysia about the status of children and young people’s human rights in the world today.

The webinar will examine some of the key children’s rights challenges facing the region and share some inspiring examples of where children’s rights are being fought for and significant advances are being made. There will be time at the end of the webinar for participants to discuss how members of the legal profession can play a vital role in advancing children’s rights across the Asia-Pacific region.

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Webinar Details

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Cost: Complimentary


  • 15:30 - 17:00 (Sydney / Melbourne)
  • 13:30 - 15:00 (Seoul / Tokyo)
  • 12:30 - 14:00 (Kuala Lumpur / Hong Kong / Beijing / Singapore)
  • 11:30 - 13:00 (Hanoi / Phnom Penh / Bangkok / Vientiane)
  • 10:00 - 11:30 (Delhi / Colombo)

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Speaker Panel 



Dr Holly Doel-Mackaway

Dr Holly Doel-Mackaway
Expert Counsellor | LAWASIA Human Rights Committee



Dr Rukmini Banjeri

Dr Rukmini Banerji
Chief Executive Officer | Pratham Education Foundation


Ms Mikiko Otani

Ms Mikiko Otani
Chairperson | United Nations Committee on Rights of the Child


Ms Sharmila Sekaran

Ms Sharmila Sekaran
Founder  | Voice of the Children



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