News
WHO European Region / Technical briefing on immunization and migration
News Date: 11 September 2017 Monday

One in Five Campaign in National Media
News Date: 22 August 2017 Tuesday

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
News Date: 01 August 2017 Tuesday

International immunization training activities of the International Children’s Center (ICC)
News Date: 27 July 2017 Thursday

Refugee and Migrant Children - Manifesto
News Date: 22 May 2017 Monday


Links of Main Partners
Archives
Get Involved
Microsites












"International Law in Protection of Child Rights Panel" at GNAT

International Children’s Center organised a panel “"International Law in Protection of Child Rights: The Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of  Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention)” Panel in collaboration with UNICEF and Turkish Association of Legislation under the aegis of  Health, Family, Work and Social Affairs Commission - Child Rights Monitoring Committee in the frame of Universal Child Rights Day on 20 November 2013 at Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

Over 100 participants comprised of Member of Parliaments, NGO representatives and academicians attended to the panel.

Opening speeches are done by Prof Dr Necdet Ünüvar, President of GNAT Health, Family, Work and Social Affairs Commission,  Türkan Dağoğlu,  President of GNAT Child Rights Monitoring Committee, Ayla Akat Ata, Member of Parliament of Batman,  Ruhsar Demirel, Member of Parliament of  Eskişehir, Rıza Mahmut Türmen, Member of Parliament of İzmir, Fatoş Gürkan, Member of Parliament of Adana, Habip Kocaman, General Secretary of Turkish Association of Legislation, Simon Vis, UNICEF Turkey Office Representative, Govert Visser, Undersecretary of Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Prof. Dr. Münevver Bertan, Executive Director of International Children’s Center.

Our Executive Director Prof. Dr. Münevver Bertan referred to the importance of international conventions in her speech.  

Severine Jacomy Vite, Head of UNICEF Turkey Child Protection Unit gave a presentation on “International Framework of Protection of Children from Sexual Violence”.

Adem Arkadaş-Thibert, ICC Human Rights and Child Rights Officer, gave a presentation on “Implementation of Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) and introduced ONE in FIVE campaign.

Our requests in order to end Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse of  Children were expressed in the presentation, which are;

  • To equip children, their families/carers and societies at large with knowledge and tools to prevent and report sexual violence against children, thereby raising awareness of its extent.
  • To achieve further signature, ratification and implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) by Local authorities.
  • To review and strengthen Turkish Criminal Law based on Lanzarote Convention for efficient protection of children.
  • Ratification and implementation of two linked Council of Europe Conventions:; Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime and Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.
  • Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure which enables children right holders to direct use.

Media Coverage for the panel (in Turkish);

Hürriyet Gazetesi 22 Kasım 2013 Ana Sayfa Haberi

Cumhuriyet gazetesi 21 Kasım 2013

http://www.stgm.org.tr/tr/manset/detay/cocuklari-cinsel-istismardan-korumak-icin-kampanya

http://siyaset.milliyet.com.tr/cocuga-cinsel-tacizde-tbmm-devreye/siyaset/detay/1794284/default.htm

http://www.haber3.com/meclis39te-cocuk-haklari-paneli-haberi-2321098h.htm

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/yazarlar/25160151.asp

http://www.bianet.org/bianet/bianet/151422-cocuklari-cinsel-istismardan-korumak-icin-kampanya

http://www.bianet.org/bianet/cocuk/151452-cocuk-gelinlerin-toplumsal-kabulunun-kaldirilmasi-lazim

http://www.meclishaber.gov.tr/develop/owa/haber_portal.aciklama?p1=126779

 
Panel Photos;
          
Prof. Dr. Necdet Ünüvar (Member of Parliament, Adana, President of GNAT Health, Family, Work and Social Affairs Commission)
 
          
Prof. Dr. Türkan Dağoğlu (Member of Parliament, Istanbul, President of GNAT Child Rights Monitoring Committee)

          Habip Kocaman (General Secretary of Turkish Legislation Association)

          Simone Vis (UNICEF Turkey Officei)

           Govert Visser (Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

          
Prof. Dr. Münevver Bertan (International Children's Center, Executive Director)
 

Severine Jacomy Vite (UNICEF, Head of Child Protection Unit)
 
Adem Arkadaş-Thibert (International Children's Center, Human Rights and Child Rights Officer)
 
        
Ayla Akat Ata (Member of Parliament, Batman)

           Ruhsar Demirel (Member of Parliament, Eskişehir)

            Rıza Mahmut Türmen (Member of Parliament, Izmir)

          Fatoş Gürkan (Member of Parliament, Adana)
 
 
 
 
 
 

International Children's Center, Bilkent University, Main Campus, Library Building, 06800, Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey
T. +90 312 290 23 66 - F. +90 312 266 46 78 - e-mail: icc@icc.org.tr
© ICC 2012