The Consultation on “Promotion of Youth Advocates for Children (YA4C) Towards Ending Violence Against Children and Child Marriage” was Organized by School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration, Tamil Nadu University In collaboration with Thozhamai and UNICEF and Department of Social Welfare and Women Empowerment, Government of Tamil Nadu on 28th September 2022.
“Youth have a better understanding of Children as the gap between and youth and Child is lesser compared to an Adult and a child, which creates a pathway for better impact through awareness and sensitization” Spoke Ms. Kanimozhi, Honourable Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Tuticorin Constituency on the Inaugural address. The dignitaries Prof. K. Rathnakumar, Registrar, Open University of Tamil Nadu, Mrs. Nandhitha Joint Director, Directorate of Social Welfare and Women Empowerment, Government of Tamil Nadu, Prof. Madhava Soma Sundaram, Head of Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration, MS University, Tirunelveli, Mr. Devaneyan Director of Thozhamai, Dr. S. Anantharamakrishnan, Organizing Secretary, Assistant professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration, Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) and Prof. M.V. Sudhakaran, Chairperson, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tamil Nadu Open University and many academicians and other dignitaries felicitated the Consultation.
Resource Persons Mr. Andrew Sesuraj, Public Policy Consultant, Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, Ms. Stegna Jency, Director, Centre for Child Rights and Development, Ms. Daisy James National Programme Manager, Invisible Girl Project, Mr. Siddharth Sriram Team Leader, Research and Documentation, Integrated Training Centre for Social Empowerment, Ms. Poorani, Child Protection Officer, State Resource Person collectively shared their thoughts and facts on Violence against children, The severity in Tamil Nadu and the measures that could be taken to Prevent, Protect and Prosecute the offenders. 200 participants from various colleges took part in the event.