SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
The Second International Conference in Africa on Child Sexual Abuse will be held in on 12 – 14 March 2012 at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana. The Conference is being organized by ANPPCAN Ghana in collaboration with ANPPCAN Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya. Individuals and groups are being invited to register to take part in the Conference. Also, the Conference is opening a Call for Papers for workshops and poster presentations.
African countries have adopted legislations, formulated policies and drawn up plans of action to fight child sexual abuse. In 2007, ANPPCAN, a pan African child rights organization, organized the First International Conference in Africa on Child Sexual Abuse held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007. The Conference provided an opportunity for all to learn on various facets of child sexual abuse in Africa including the different forms, existing knowledge on child sexual abuse, prevention of child sexual abuse, institutional child sexual abuse, different forms of interventions in child sexual abuse, partnerships in the fight against child sexual abuse, community participation in the fight against child sexual abuse, best practices in treatment and team building as a strategy to fight child sexual abuse.
Other important areas of learning were ethical issues related to child sexual abuse, trafficking and sexual violence against children, culture and child sexual abuse, the role of policy and legislation in the fight against child sexual violence, international experiences in treatment, prevention and interventions and gender and sexual violence against children. ANPPCAN is now planning to hold a follow up meeting to take stock on improvement made in preventing child sexual abuse in Africa since the First international Conference in Africa on Child sexual abuse. We are looking for papers and presentations that address innovation, creativity, effectiveness in programming and implementation; partnerships, children’s participation, networking or collaborative efforts, as well as, research studies on the topic.
All papers will be peer-reviewed by an international panel and will be expected to address multi-cultural work, applicability to African children, organizations/ institutions and prevention implications.
Please send an abstract to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with contact information of all presenters. Indicate if you prefer to present at a workshop, panel or poster presentation. We are requesting abstracts on or before November 25, 2011.
Use the abstract submission form to send in your abstract. Kindly note that deadline for submission of Abstracts is January 10, 2012.
THEME OF THE CONFERENCE
Taking Stock of the Status of Child Sexual Abuse in Africa since the First International Conference in Africa on Child Sexual Abuse in 2007
• To ascertain improvement in research and practice on child sexual abuse in Africa
• To identify pertinent issues that hinder or enhance responses to child sexual abuse in Africa
• To provide a forum for learning responses on Child Sexual Abuse globally
SUB - THEMES
1. Building organizational capacity to manage Child Sexual Abuse in Africa
2. The role of legislation and policies on Child Sexual Abuse
3. Strategies on Child Sexual Abuse prevention
4. Child Sexual Abuse in institutions of care and learning in Africa
5. Good practices in research and practice on Child Sexual Abuse6. Child Sexual Abuse in armed conflict situations
7. Sexual abuse affecting children with special needs e.g. deaf, visually impaired, the physically challenged, and the deafblind
8. Sexual abuse relating to the killing, harvesting and selling of body parts
SPACE / EXHIBITION BOOTHS
The Conference organizers have organized exhibition booths for interested organizations to exhibit and/or sell their products and merchandise over the period of the Conference. Organizations are invited to book space to display/ sell merchandise to the conference delegates.
Interested organizations can book an exhibition booth or booths for only USD 110 per booth per day. For more information, see the exhibition form below or contact the Conference Secretariat at email@example.com
The files can also be downloaded from ANPPCAN Regional Office website www.anppcan.org,
Thank you for helping to make this important conference a great success!