Round table discussion: “Child Sensitive Social Protection in Malaysia: Current State, Challenges & Way Forward"
Venue: IAIS Malaysia, Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
On 17 July 2018, a Round Table Discussion on “Child Sensitive Social Protection in Malaysia: Current State, Challenges & Way Forward” was jointly organised by UNICEF, IMAN Research, International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS).
Child-Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) comprises policies, programmes, and systems that address the specific patterns of children's poverty and vulnerability and recognize the long-term developmental benefits of investing in children as well as the obligation to fulfill their rights. There is a growing body of evidence from a range of countries that social protection programmes can effectively increase the nutritional, health, and educational status of children and reduce their risk of abuse and exploitation, with long-term developmental benefits. Social protection is increasingly viewed as a key investment in human capital and by making social protection child-sensitive, it can break inter-generational poverty traps from the outset.
The co-organisers aim to provide a platform for exchange and build robust collaborations and partnerships amongst state governments, government agencies, policy makers, religious experts, and child advocacy/welfare groups.
The overarching objectives of this event are as follows:
1. To produce a non-partisan and objective knowledge to help key stakeholders and inform the government of effective policies and programmes on child sensitive social protection floor;
2. Gathering contemporary and traditional scholars to revisit the position of a social protection system for children from Islamic classical texts; and
3. To produce a white paper report on policy and/or legal reform on social protection for children from an Islamic perspective.
Download PowerPoint Presentations (in PDF format)
- - Presentation by Dr. Amjad Rabi
- - Presentation by Mr. Chua Choon Hwa
- - Presentation by Dr. Farah Nini Dusuki
- - Presentation by Ms. Gillian Gan
- - Presentation by Prof. Dr. Halimah Awang
- - Presentation by Prof. Dato' Noor Aziah
- - Presentation by YB Dr. Siti Mariah