November 4-5, 2021

 Entire program was offered with live simultaneous translation in Spanish and French thanks to our friends at World Health Organization.

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Dr. Rajeev Seth, ISPCAN Board of Directors, Chair (India)

Welcome Message for the World Summit

“Child Rights Informed Responses to Children who Engage in Violence: A Contribution to the Global& Regional Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Children”


Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid – UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children (USA)

“The Impact of COVID-19: From Public Health Crisis to Child Rights Crisis”


Dr. Bernadette J. Madrid – Child Protection Network Foundation, Inc  (Philippines)

“Responding to Challenges of Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Low and Middle Income Countries”



Harnessing Behavioral Science for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Mirela Oprea – Moderator, Social Norms and Behaviour Change Advisor, Advocacy and External Engagement, World Vision International
  • Bill Forbes, Global Led for Child Protection and Participation, World Vision International
  • Tom Davis, Global Sector Lead, Health & Nutrition, World Vision International
  • Joelle Semaan, Program Development and Quality Field Operations, World Vision Lebanon
  • Teresa Wallace, Global Technical Director for Child Protection and Participation, World Vision International
Session Details

Understanding the Complexity of Violence against Children and Young People in the 21st Century: A Health and Human Rights Perspective

  • Introduction: Jeff Goldhagen
  • Epidemiology and Taxonomy of violence: Shanti Raman
  • Moderators small groups:  Nick Spencer, Barbara Rubio,  Rajeev Seth, Tom Adamkiewicz, Shanti Raman, Raul Mercer, Jeff Goldhagen
  • Report out by Moderators
  • Conclusion: Jeff Goldhagen
Session Details

Vocal concert from La Familia Sala from Milan, Italy