Child Rights Consultation at NALSAR: Day 2

On the second day of the international consultation on the rights of the child there were exciting sessions on female infanticide, nutrition problems of children in India, lost and abandoned children, inter country adoption and the juvenile justice system. These topics were examples of the multiple discrimination children face in the everydays. Amita Dhanda and myself were speaking about Double Discrimination, Double Empowerment: Children with Disabilities. The lecture was followed by a good discussion. As a result of the presentation I received an invitation to speak at a Hyderabad based women's group on alternative, non-coercive mental health services.

The meeting was a great success. The issues were discussed in a multidisciplinary and multisectorial dialogue. Both the presentations and the debates were of a high quality.

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