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Lumos holds a variety of events throughout the year which help to share knowledge about de-institutionalisation and how to develop services that are needed to support children to live within a family.  Read more about Lumos's training courses, conferences, workshops and speaking engagements.


Ending Violence against Children and Adolescents with Disabilities.
UN Headquarters, Conf. Room 11
Side Event Conference of State Parties 2017
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is committed to ending violence against all children globally (target 16.2), however in order to do violence against children with disabilities must be specifically addressed. Children with disabilities are at an increased risk of experiencing physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect, as well as other forms of violence, than their non-disabled peers, and specific steps need to be taken to confront these human rights violations. This event aims to explore how both governmental and non-governmental partners can work together to ensure all children live a life without violence.
The objectives of this event are to: present the commitments in the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development to end violence against all children; present the work of the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities Task Force on Child Protection and the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children to identify avenues for collaboration; present examples of initiatives to combat violence against children with disabilities at the country level; and propose concrete actions to take to end violence against children with disabilities on a national level.
Speakers include:
  • H.E. Mr. Sandoval, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the UN in New York
  • H.E. Mr. Sabarullah Khan, Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York 
  • Mihaela Ivanova, self-advocate and Lumos employee
  • Susan Bissell, Director, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
  • Kathryn Leslie, Child Protection Specialist, The Office SRSG on Violence against Children
  • Lisbet Brizuela, Director for Mexico, Disability Rights International-México


For more information: 

  • You can download the flyer here
  • You can download the concept note here