International Symposium on Girls in Conflict with the Law

The Dui Hua Foundation in collaboration with other organizations planned a series of webinars running from October 27th 2020 until March 2021 on Girls in Conflict with the Law. These webinars bring together experts from ten different countries that share their expertise on unique vulnerabilities that girls face when coming in conflict with the law. Among others, these experts address the criminal  procedures for girl offenders, restorative justice and diversion practices, as well as psychological and social impacts on girl offenders on a worldwide. On the 14th January 2021, John Kamm, Dui Hua Executive Director moderated the session with the experts Meda Chesney-Lind of the University of Hawaii, Nafula Wafula from the Commonwealth Youth Council and Manfred Nowak Independent Expert leading the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty. In this session, the experts discussed the global trends and local issues affecting girls in conflict with the law. Manfred Nowak also addressed the need to end criminalization of girl-specific status offences, such as runaway or disorderly conduct as well as the importance of having clear policies and regulations on the conduct of staff to ensure girls dignity and protection from violence. See the upcoming events further beneath for more information.

Click here for more detailed information on this webinar series and find the past webinar online: The Dui Hua Foundation – International Symposium on Girls In Conflict with the Law