International Day Conference: Children’s Rights and War

International Day Conference

Wednesday, 14th April 2010 10:00-16:30

CLARKE HALL. Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London WC1 0AL

 Children’s Rights and War

 Wars and conflict affect children in numerous ways. They are often the direct victims of attacks, they are displaced through war, and they become involved in wars as soldiers. What is particularly problematic about children caught up in war? Does war change the relations between people and the state, or between groups of people and the state?  How can the civil rights, citizenship and participation of children caught up in wars be promoted? How can children’s participation in peace-building be strengthened?

Confirmed speakers:

Roz Evans, University of Oxford.  The two faces of empowerment in conflict: the experiences of young Bhutanese refugees growing up in Nepal.
Jason Hart, University of Bath.  Protecting Palestinian Children: whose concepts, whose politics?
Berry Mayall and Virginia Morrow, Institute of Education, University of London.  English children’s contribution to the war effort 1939-1945.
Kirrily Pells, Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London.  ‘Keep going despite everything that has happened’: Addressing the legacies of genocide for Rwanda’s children and youth.
Mark Waddington, Chief Executive Officer, WarChild.  Dying to get back to school: the effects of war on children’s rights.
Niousha Roshani, Nukanti Foundation for Children, Colombia.
  Documentary Film presentation: I Don’t Know Why They Call Us Children
Posters welcome

The conference is linked to the Institute of Education’s MA Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights and the week long module ‘Children’s Rights in Practice’, 12th-16th  April 2010. This can be taken as a stand-alone course. See


 Children’s Rights and War International Day Conference

Clarke Hall, Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London WC1H OAL

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 If you would like to attend the conference please fill in your details below and return the complete form with payment to:

Matt Haywood, Faculty Administrator, Faculty of Children and Health, Institute of Education, 18 Woburn Square, London WC1H OAL,, 020 7612 6852

 I wish to attend the Children’s Rights and War International Day Conference on Wednesday 14th April 2010 – 10:00–16:30 (coffee available from 9:30)

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(please make cheques payable to ‘Institute of Education’)



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