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Child & Youth Justice

For more information on the administration of justice for children who come into conflict with the law, see posts below

Legal Training Workshop: Child & Youth Justice Within the Malaysian Legal System

From 29th November 2015 till 1st December 2015, Voice of the Children in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Registrar, Federal Court of Malaysia conducted a legal training workshop on Child and Youth Justice Within the Malaysian Legal System. The training was conducted in Melaka for about 40 sessions...Read More »

Summary Report: UNICEF Consultation with Civil Society Organisations

By Sumithra V. Ananthan On Aug 12, 2015, UNICEF conducted a consultation with 30 civil society organisations (CSOs) as part of the development of the Country Programme Action Plan 2016-2020. The objectives of the consultation were to: Continue to build on the partnerships with UNICEF and bring in new perspectives Develop a picture...Read More »

500 Malaysians Demand State Action For Survivors Of Sexual Violence At #HentikanRogol Walk

By Citizens Against Rape Photo Credit: Citizens Against Rape On June 7th, the Citizens Against Rape (CAR) organised a walk, themed #HentikanRogol, to protest against sexual violence following the Sibu rape acquittal. The recent acquittal of a 60-year-old man who had impregnated a 15-year-old victim through the insertion of his semen-smeared finger is...Read More »

Weigh consent for child marriages carefully, group says

the malay mail_logoThe authorities need to be “slow” in giving their approval for cases of child marriages, said Voice of Children chairman S. Sharmila.   ...Read More »

NGOs Doubt New Move can Protect at Risk Children

NON-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on the welfare of stateless and migrant children in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur hope the Government can take heed of the situation here.   ...Read More »

Groups Back Court Caning Ban

downloadThe Government’s plan to abolish the caning of minors in court is the right move, say child groups and activists.  Voice of the Children president Sharmila Sekaran said caning in courts should be replaced with rehabilitative punishment methods such as counselling. ...Read More »

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