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The Role of the Commonwealth in protecting children from exploitation and abuse

16th March 2022

 Wednesday 16th March 2022 from 12pm to 1pm GMT 

Link to join us live on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/8PIAeSEgo


In celebration of Commonwealth Week, join It’s a Penalty, CommonProtect and Commonwealth experts for an exciting live panel discussing the role that the Commonwealth can play in protecting children from exploitation and abuse.

As a global probelm, the exploitation and abuse of children requires a global solution, and we believe that the power in the Commonwealth is working together for the global good. It’s a Penalty will be joined by leaders from: the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative who will share their insights on how children can be protected from these forms of violence throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.


Panel Participants: Brian Speers – President, Commonwealth Lawyers Association

Sneh Aurora – Director London, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Godfred Boahem, Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work

Stephen Twigg – Secretary General, Commonwealth Parliamentary AssociationCommonwealth Secretariat

Shavana Haythornthwaite – Head, Human Rights Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat

Helen Jones – Commonwealth Advocacy Adviser, It’s a Penalty

Moderator: Sarah de Carvalho , CEO, It’s a Penalty