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Seminar For Child Rights Defenders

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Complete Program for Ten Child Defenders from Latin America and Asia
Geneva, Switzerland
March 9-11, 2009

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Seminar For Child Rights Defenders

  1. 1. Educational strategies for welcoming, accompanying, rehabilitating and reintegrating street children in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child - Formation and Awareness-raising session for ten child rights defenders from Latin America and Asia (Geneva, March 4-11, 2009)- Program Working languages: English and Spanish Wednesday 4 March – Participants’ arrival Thursday 5 March (VIDES office) Reference document: Guidelines prepared by the organizers Moderator: Olivier Poquillon (Director, Dominican Network) 9:00-9:30 Welcome by the organizers and short introduction of each participant 9:30 – 10:00 Explanation of the methodology and the objectives of the training session – Clarification questions Coffee break 10:00 – 12:30 Sharing of field experiences, including bad and good practices. - Discussion among participants Lunch 14:00 – 16:00 Sharing and discussion cont. 16:00 – 16:15 Synthesis Coffee break 16:30 – 18:30 Anthropological, cultural, and educational challenges to which street children and their educators are confronted - Alfred Fernandez (Director, OIDEL) and Jorge Ferreira (UN Representative, New Humanity) - Discussion with participants Dinner Friday 6 March (ICMC office) Reference documents: - Convention on the Rights of the Child
  2. 2. - Optional Protocol on the sale of children child prostitution and child pornography - Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict - CRC Concluding Observations of the country periodic reports where participants come from 9:15 – 10:30 The Convention of the Rights of the Child (Alessandra Aula, Bice) 10:30 – 11:30 Functioning of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. How can field organization best collaborate with the Committee and use its country observations? (Ugo Cedrangolo, OHCHR / Lisa Myers, NGO Group on the CRC) Coffee break 12:00 – 13:00 The special procedures system – Focus on the Special Rapporteur on the right to education (Vernon Munoz / Thierry del Prado) Lunch 14:30 – 16:00 The Universal Periodic Review. How can field organization best utilize this mechanism at the local level? (Budi Tahijono, Pax Romana) Coffee break 16:30 – 17:30 Follow-up to the UN Study on Violence Against Children (Veronica Birga, OHCHR) 18:30 Cocktail-dinner open to some NGOs Saturday 7 March (VIDES office) Moderator: Olivier Poquillon (Director, Dominican Network) 9:30 -11:00 Working Groups practical exercises Coffee break 11:30 – 12:30 Working Group cont. Lunch 14:30 – 16:00 Reports and discussion in plenary Coffee Break 16:30 – 18:30 Reports cont. Synthesis of the first part of the training Explanation of next week activities Dinner Sunday 8 March: Free day – Possibility to organize excursions outside Geneva, city tour, visit to museums (Red Cross) Monday 9 March During the day, individual meetings with governmental representatives of countries where participants come from will be conducted. 9:00 Accreditation at Pregny Gate 10:00- 13:00 Participation to the Human Rights Council session 13:00 – 15:00 Side event - Street children in Latin America: which rights? Speakers: - Ms. Adriana Bordarampe (BICE, Argentina) - Ms. Celmira Serna (VIDES / IIMA, Colombia) - Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba ( Mexico) - Ambassador Alejandro Artucio (Uruguay)
  3. 3. - Msgr. Silvano Tomasi (Holy See) - Mr. Fabio Attard (Salesian Father) Moderator: M. Francisca Ize Charrin 15:30 – 18:00 Interactive dialogue between participants and some external speakers on – Key educational strategies’ criteria for street children - Tentative: - Alfred Fernandez (OIDEL) - Johanne Bouchard (University of Fribourg) - Guillemette Moderator: M. Francisca Ize-Charrin Free Dinner Tuesday 10 March During the day, individual meetings with governmental representatives of countries where participants come from will be conducted. 10:00 – 13:00 Participation to the Human Rights Council session 13:00 – 15:00 Side event - Street children in Asia: which rights? Speakers: - Mr. Sanphasit Koompraphant (Member of the CRC, Thailand) - Msgr. Silvano Tomasi (Holy See) - Mr. Roberto Vellano (Italy) - Mr. Yves Marie-Lanoë (BICE) - Ms. Josephine Carrasco (VIDES / IIMA, Philippines) - Ms. Roberta Cimino (VIDES, Italy) - Ms. Anthony Mary Isabelle (IIMA, India) Moderator: M. Francisca Ize Charrin 15:30- 18:30 Evaluation of the session, local follow-up and links with Geneva, opening-up to other regions. Dinner 11 - 12 March – Attendance at the UN Assembly 10th Session on Human Rights 13 March – Departure of Participants
  4. 4. Partecipanti Incontri di marzo 2009 Il colore blu indica i ‘moltiplicatori’ Istituto Maria Ausiliatrice (IIMA) 1. Katia Cristina de Souza Santos (responsabile dei progetti di Casa Mamae Margarida in Manaus -Brasile) ** 2. Celmira Serna (esperienza di vari anni come educatrice nella casa Mamma Margarita di Medellin - Colombia) 3. Alphonse Mary J.Isabelle (educatrice per vari anni nella casa di Maryalaya Madras-India) 4. Ana Maria Mainero (Sud Africa) 5. Graziella Curti (Bollettino Salesiano) 6. Runita Borja (Pastorale Giovanile) 7. Nguyen thi Hon Van Teresa (Vietnam) 8. Nguyen thi Nga Maria (Vietnam) 9. Sara Cecilia Jaramillo (progetto formazione educatori bambini della strada – Medellin Colombia) Ufficio Diritti Umani 1. MariaGrazia Caputo (Responsabile Uff.Diritti Umani delle Salesiane di Don Bosco) 2. Lorenza Pastore (volontaria VIDES) 3. Maria D’Onofrio (volontaria VIDES) 4. Stefano Nobile (stagista) AUXILIUM 1. Micaela Pitterova (Rep.Ceka – Docente universitaria diritto canonico) VIDES Internazionale (VIDES) 1. Leonor Guadalupe Salazar (Direttore Generale VIDES Internazionale) 2. M. Josefina Carrasco (Philippines)** 3. Roberta Cimino (Italia)** 4. Lorenzo Leonelli (volontario in servizio civile nella R.D. del Congo) Congregazione Salesiani di Don Bosco Fabio Attard (Responsabile Pastorale Giovanile dei Salesiani di Don Bosco) traduzioni Gabriella Colao (consulente legale alla NATO) ***trad. Antonietta Cedrone (Stati Uniti) *** trad.

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