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International Seminar on Human Rights of Children and Young People

Project Updates


22 Jul 2019

This international seminar aims to bring together students and young professionals working in the area of human rights of children and young people.

Using the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as an over-arching framework, our expert facilitators will conduct interactive and engaging sessions focusing on the implications of the CRC on the professional practise and policy-making.

The Program

For an enriching learning experience the International Seminar is designed to cover he following topics:


  • An overview of the UNCRC

Participation of children and young people

  • The importance of listening to children and young people

Care and protection of children and young people

  • Abuse and neglectTrauma informed practices

Children and young people in contact with the youth justice system

  • Diversion and rehabilitation
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people

Moving forward

  • Translating principles into practice

To guide you on your career journey, there will be a panel with successful young professionals working in the field of human rights of children and young people. This interactive session will present an opportunity for you to ask career-related questions and engage in discussions with young practitioners.

The facilitators

Dr Razwana Begum, Singapore
Razwana currently holds a position of a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and has 20 years of experience in the social services sector. Razwana started her career as a Social Worker before joining the Ministry of Social and Family Development in Singapore as a Probation Officer. She holds a degree in law, and completed her graduate studies in social work, criminology and counselling. Razwana received her PhD from Monash University for her work on restorative justice. Her research interests include children and young people, criminality, restorative justice and social work leadership.

Alasdair Roy OAM, Australia
Alasdair is a Canberra based Consultant Psychologist with 30 years of experience working with children and young people. Between 2008 and 2016, he was the Children and Young People Commissioner, in the ACT Human Rights Commission. In 2016, Alasdair was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of his service to children and young people. In 2017, Alasdair established DelRoy Consulting, which provides specialist advice with respect to creating Child Safe and Child Friendly organisations. Alasdair’s areas of expertise include consulting with children and young people, and service delivery for children and young people in the care and protection, youth justice, and mental health systems.

Eligibility criteria

The International Seminar is open to young professionals and students between 18-30 years of age: – Young professionals working in the field of human rights of children and young people; or – Students from diverse fields of studies, pursuing degrees related to the human rights of children and young people or those interested in the area. Places are limited and will be allocated to suitable applicants based on merit. For a complete learning experience, participants are required to attend both days of the event.


The participation in the International Seminar is free of charge for selected participants. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided on both days.

Participants are required to cover all other expenses, including any travel and/or accommodation expenses.


For more information about this International Seminar on Human Rights of Children and Young People please contact the organising team:

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