2017 National Conference


A young girl living in a make shift hut

The Plan For Every Child – Leave No Girl Behind, National Conference will be held in New Delhi from November 1-3, 2017 at the India Habitat Centre. The focus this year will be on finding solutions towards inclusion, access and opportunities for girls who are marginalised, excluded and in vulnerable circumstances. A number of subcategories have been identified as the focus areas. Some of these will be taken-up in detail in the conference sessions. Others, such as girls within child marriage, girls affected by HIV/AIDS, girls and online bullying, etc. will be covered under research and other campaign initiatives. This year, the conference will expand its purview to ‘learning through sharing’, by inviting experts from other countries in the region to share their experiences and good practices.

The National Conference will have a multi-fold objective, to discuss and deliberate on issues through participatory sessions and discussions which are solution-oriented, and to specifically look at the interface of inclusion, access and opportunities for girls within the various identified and prioritised sub-groups.

These prioritised groups are:

Girls playing at a child development centre
  • Girls affected by climate change related environmental disasters, resulting in unsafe migration
  • Girls housed in care and protection homes
  • Girls within the category of street children
  • Girls within child labour including forced and bonded labour
  • Girls affected by violence
  • Girl victims/survivors of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation lets write survivors instead of victims

Gender Vulnerability Index on SMARTNET- an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

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