Children Conference ‘Future Belongs to You’ – 12th July 2010

ASR/IWSL organized a children conference ‘Future Belongs to You’ for the ASR Summer School students on 12th July, 2010 at Qasar-e-Noor, Lahore

The objective of this conference was “To give an opportunity to the children to share their feelings with elders about issues of Women’s Rights and Gender Inequality, Minority Rights and Equality of Citizenship, and Peace and Peaceful Resolution of Conflict, and its effect on their community. This was also aimed at presenting a model summer school for public schools to raise awareness among the children about the equal citizenship rights for women and minorities and peace. Another purpose of Children Conference was to gather the school children on a platform and give them a chance to speak up on the important issues as well as listen to others opinions. The conference was largely attended by the representatives of NGOs, educationists, human rights activists, media personals, Govt Officials and civil society. 150 children belonging to Muslim and Christian Communities with equal gender participation from seven districts of South Punjab had participated in it.