Date: March 11, 2016 Friday
Place: santralistanbul Campus, E1-301
The conference is organized by Support to Life, İstanbul Bilgi University Center for Migration Research and UNICEF; and funded with support from Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe and the Swiss, Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
The conference will address the living conditions of the one million working children in Turkey in light of the current situation and the legal framework surrounding the issue. Furthermore, it aims to explore the issue of working Syrian children that is becoming ever prevalent with the increasing number of refugees due to the humanitarian crisis induced by the war in Syria. Relevant stakeholders, including governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations and academics among others, will meet to discuss durable solutions for the struggle against child labor. The outputs of the conference will create the basis of the advocacy campaign on the issue of eliminating child labor and will be shared with the decision-making bodies as well as the public opinion.
RSVP: Please confirm your attendance until the end of the day on 5 March 2016 by sending an email to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the conference English – Turkish simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 12:00 First Session: Examining the issue of Child Labor in Turkey
Moderator Assoc. Prof. Pınar Uyan Semerci (İstanbul Bilgi University Center for Migration Research)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00 Second Session: Different Faces of Child Exploitation in the Aftermath of the Syrian Refugees’ Arrival to Turkey
Moderator Dr. Sema Genel Karaosmanoğlu (Support to Life)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:30 Third Session: Course of Action in the Struggle Against Child Labor
Moderator Assoc. Prof. Serra Müderrisoğlu (Boğaziçi University)