11th AKO PARA SA BATA The International Conference in Manila
Theme: INSPIRED Teens
Date: November 19-20, 2019
Venue: SMX Convention Center Manila
Plenary sessions will be at Function Rooms 4-5 while the simultaneous sessions will be held at Meeting Rooms 2-10, and Function Room 5.
The 2019 AKO PARA SA BATA Conference is co-presented by UNICEF in partnership with the Council for the Welfare of Children and the Society of Adolescent Medicine of the Philippines, Inc.
The Child Protection Network Foundation and the AKO PARA SA BATA Conference join in the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A tribute to child rights advocates by the Child Rights Coalition Asia will be held on the first day of the conference.
The 11th AKO PARA SA BATA International Conference aims to advocate for the adoption of the INSPIRE strategies into the national and local programmes to end violence against children and adolescents.
At the end of the conference, the participants will be able to:
- Identify the unique vulnerabilities and challenges that adolescents face in today’s rapidly changing world.
- Explain risk-taking and resilience in the context of adolescent psychosocial and cognitive development.
- Describe evidence-based approaches for adolescents under the INSPIRE package.
- Name efforts and programs initiated by adolescents and youth that address crucial issues related to violence and discrimination.
- Recommend ways to promote authentic youth engagement in existing and future programs to end violence against children.