If we don’t stand up for children….then we don’t stand for much – Mariam W. Edelman.

Think about this for a moment: who is there to protect our children, YOUR children. The first thing that probably comes to mind is their parents, family, and loved ones around them.

But what happens when that’s not enough?

Us as a collective, as a society, we have the obligation to protect our children with fair laws and regulations. Laws that can guarantee that every child, no matter what their background, race, country, or economical situation might be, has access to basic human rights, and a safe and constructive environment to grow up in.

Sadly, many countries don’t have these basic laws – to protect youths. Many don’t have access to basic health care, are denied access to education, are exposed to horrible practices such as child marriage, and worse.

During this Incitement KL three topics will be covered:

Child grooming
Statelessness
Child marriage

Yes! This is happen right here. In Malaysia. And more often that you’d think.

Here, too, children lack basics rights. For example: in 2010 a United Nations report showed that over 82,000 married women in Malaysia were girls between the age of 15 and 19. And nearly 16,000 girls below the age of 15 were in a marriage. Think about that for a moment…

Join us at Incitement KL & become more aware of what’s happening around you, and learn how you can get involved to in giving child victims the opportunity to live a “normal” life – like you and me.

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Rozana Isa is the Executive Director for Sisters in Islam, a non-governmental organisation working on the rights of Muslim women within the framework of Islam. She was Coordinator of the secretariat for Musawah, the SIS-initiated Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family. Rozana is also a facilitator and trainer with special focus...
Ms. Marianne Clark-Hattingh assumed leadership of the UNICEF Malaysia country office in January 2016. Driven by her commitment to do more for marginalized communities around the world and a conviction that all children have an equal right to fulfill their full potential, Ms. Clark-Hattingh first began her career with UNICEF in Madagascar, where she developed...
Dr. Hartini Zainudin is the founder of Yayasan Chow Kit (formerly known as NurSalam) and served as the Head of Advocacy and Funding as well as the Outreach program in Chow Kit. Hartini is currently UNICEF’s Philanthropic Consultant. She was the CEO of Yayasan Siti Sapura Husin, a not for profit foundation that works with...
Maryam Zainol is a journalist at R.AGE (The Star), an award-winning youth news media platform that published an expose on online child sexual predators called the Predator in My Phone (www.facebook.com/ragepmp). Maryam went undercover as a 15 year old girl to meet child sexual predators who befriended her on mobile chat apps, which is their number one modus operandi. While working on the...
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