Cambodia child justice program
In 2015-2017, the World Congress will provide funding to Children’s Rights International to hold two National Conferences in Cambodia, each attended by up to 200 judges, prosecutors and other leaders in the judicial system to achieve the necessary shared commitment of senior leaders. The conferences will include expert-led discussion in open forum, common interest groups working on specific topics, and a plenary sessions to develop recommendations. The outcome of the conference will be specific recommendations on agenda topics and a road map forward with an agreed timetable and milestones.
The funding will also assist with the expansion of the provincial Workshops on the Model Child-Friendly Court pilot into three new provinces: Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Siem Reap in 2015 -17. These workshops recognise the importance of “front line” practitioners and aim to develop and prove a model child-friendly court that addresses the cultural and practical challenges of a provincial justice system with limited resources. Up to 60 participants will attend the workshop for 2 days.
Seed funds for PEKKA education scholarships
Pemberdayaan Perempuan Kepala Keluarga or PEKKA is an Indonesian civil society organisation that supports women heads of household in 19 provinces through programs aimed at education, health, access to justice, microfinance and women’s leadership in the community.
PEKKA members are amongst the poorest of the poor. Almost half (49%) of PEKKA households are represented in the poorest 20% of Indonesian society with an income close to the Indonesian poverty line of Rp 270,000 (AUD27) per person per month. With this income, it is almost impossible for PEKKA heads of household to support their children to continue to senior high school and university.
The World Congress is funding PEKKA Education Scholarships to support children of PEKKA women who intended to study:
law or education at university
senior high school (SMA)
vocational training (SMK) with a focus on nursing.
World Congress grants
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