CATS, Caux Forum
Children as Actors in Transforming Society (CATS)
30 July - 5 August, 2018
Monday, 30. July 2018 - 18:30 to Sunday, 5. August 2018 - 12:00

Children as Actors for Transforming Society

Towards a world where violence has no place



Up to one billion children around the world have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence in the past year according to the World Health Organization. The negative effects of exposure to physical and emotional violence continue into adulthood and trap children in a cycle of harm which extends to those around them. Agencies working to protect children, and all of us, must take urgent action to end violence. Together, we must create spaces and opportunities for children to speak out and shape decisions and initiatives that can grant them a life free from harm.

How can children and adults work together to combat violence?

CATS 2018 aims to stimulate a culture of collaboration between children and adults, and to equip and empower them to take action against all forms of violence affecting children. This event will bring together children (2-18) with some experience of child participation, NGOs, intergovernmental agencies, schools, the social sector, youth groups, political leaders and decision-makers, ministries, child protection specialists, academics and families to make a safer world for everyone. Join them as they share their stories as victims, confronters and sometimes perpetrators of violence and provide inspiring examples of how they combat violence in many different contexts.




This event will start on Monday 30 July and end on Sunday 5 August. Registration for this event will open on 1 March 2018.

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