The 2018 Conference

The growing violence against children has left us questioning the safety and future of the children in our country. Despite the morbid figure, which states that one in every two children in India is subject to some form of sexual abuse, the issue has not received the attention it deserves.

When children are exposed to any form of violence, it hampers their ability to realise their full potential for the benefit of their families, communities and countries. Child sexual abuse has harmful effects and can lead to behavioural, emotional, physical and interpersonal problems.

To broaden the scope of thought and action on issues related to violence and abuse against children, Department of Social Work (Aided), Madras Christian College and World Vision India are organising a two-day National Study Conference on ‘Nurturing Environments for Children’.

The objective of the study conference is to draw attention to the various forms of violence and abuse that children in India face, and approaches to prevent them. The study conference expects to engage students, academics, practitioners and public servants on the theme of child protection.

The Study conference will revolve around the central theme of abuse and violence faced by children in the country.

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Schedule

The schedule and confirmed speakers will be shared soon.

 

The conference will revolve around the central theme of abuse and violence faced by children in the country, further broken down into the following sub-themes, but not limited to:

  • Child marriage
  • Positive parenting
  • Gender non-conformity
  • Displaced populations
  • Urban vulnerabilities
  • Harmful tradition & religious practices
  • Corporal punishment
  • Child Labour
  • Community-based child protection
  • Social Discrimination
  • Disabilities
  • Institutional care
  • Online safety and role of media
  • Pornography/ Paedophilia
  • Children-led advocacy
  • Counselling in schools
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Status of Tribal and Nomadic children
  • Contexts of conflict
  • Legislations and policies
  • Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Ethics in Research
  • Religious institutions
  • Trafficking and sex work
  • Child Sexual Abuse

Call for Abstracts

Those interested in presenting your paper at the conference, please make sure to submit your abstract (300 words) by 3rd August 2018 to mccswdconf2018@gmail.com

The Study conference will revolve around the central theme of abuse and violence faced by children in the country, further broken down into the following sub-themes. We invite papers discussing sub-themes including, but not limited to:

  • Child marriage
  • Positive parenting
  • Gender non-conformity
  • Displaced populations
  • Urban vulnerabilities
  • Harmful tradition & religious practices
  • Corporal punishment
  • Child Labour
  • Community-based child protection
  • Social Discrimination
  • Disabilities
  • Institutional care
  • Online safety and role of media
  • Pornography/ Paedophilia
  • Children-led advocacy
  • Counselling in schools
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Status of Tribal and Nomadic children
  • Contexts of conflict
  • Legislations and policies
  • Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Ethics in Research
  • Religious institutions
  • Trafficking and sex work
  • Child Sexual Abuse

 

Last date for receiving the full paper: 20th August 2018

Please also remember to register for the conference by 1st September 2018

When and Where

Dates: 6th, 7th and 8th September 2018

Venue: Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai