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International Conference on Children and Armed Conflict

Thursday, June 18, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Niki Bornes

Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) are pleased to announce an International Conference on Children and Armed Conflict. The Conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 7-10 February 2016. In this first announcement, ANPPCAN and ISPCAN are making a call for submission of abstracts and requests you to save the date.


Armed conflicts have been recognized globally to impact negatively on children and their families.  In recent times, other forms of conflicts, such as terrorism, have emerged, where communities have been attacked, lives, properties and institutions destroyed and persons, including children are kidnapped, transported and confined in secret holding grounds.


In many countries, children and their families have been killed, injured and displaced by armed conflicts, including terrorism, yet conflicts and terrorism seem to be normal occurrences in a number of countries of the world, where many children are reported affected. There is, therefore, a need for all stakeholders, including state and non-state actors, in the children’s sector, to hold a dialogue and build consensus on the impact of armed conflicts and terrorism on children globally.


It is on this basis, therefore, that ANPPCAN and ISPCAN are announcing an International Conference on Children and Armed Conflict to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, in February 2016. The Conference aims at bringing together key actors, such as, governments, International bodies, civil society and faith based organizations to deliberate on the impact of armed conflict and terrorism on children with a view to coming up with strategies for protecting children caught up in such situations globally.  A pre-conference master class will be held on 7 February with more details to be posted soon.



  • To review and recognize the conventional and emerging forms of conflict, including; wide spread terrorism and their impact on children.
  • To provide an opportunity to share information on research, practices and efforts being made towards prevention and protection of children in situations of armed conflict.
  • To provide a forum to review the status of ratification and implementation of key international conventions, treaties and policies regarding children affected by armed conflicts, including terrorism.


Submission of abstracts


Abstracts focusing on any one of the Conference sub-themes are invited. The sub-themes and a set of guidelines on the submission of abstracts will provided on the website the week of June 22. Authors of abstracts are advised to read the guidelines to ensure that their abstracts are in accordance with the set guidelines. Abstracts will be submitted through an online system on ANPPCAN’s and ISPCAN’s websites. Abstract submission opens 24 June 2015.


More information, as it becomes available, will be posted here:



The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN)

P O Box 1768 - 00200

Nairobi, Kenya                                                                                                               

Tel: +254 20 2140010/2140011/2140013




International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)

13123 E. 16th, B390
Aurora, CO 80045 USA

Tel: 1.303.864.5220

Fax: 1.303.864.5222




12200 E. Iliff Avenue, Suite 103

Aurora CO 80014

(720)449-6010  Fax: (720) 449-6012

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