Abu Dhabi: Investment in Childhood Forum, the 1st Annual Forum hosted by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Sheltering and Humanitarian Care – Ewaa, an affiliate of the Department of Community Development (DCD) is expected to attract attendance from numerous social sector entities in the Emirate when it convenes on the 17th of March 2022.
Organized in conjunction with the “Emirati Children’s Day”, the virtual forum is seen as an awareness platform that targets all community segments.
Ewaa will drive forward with its plans to build momentum, in line with its new mandate of providing care, rehabilitation and empowerment for violence and abuse cases in Abu Dhabi.
Sessions at the Inaugural Forum will be moderated by experts and specialists from the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), and the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA), along with Ewaa representatives.
The Investment in Childhood Forum consists of 4 Main Pillars;
- Covering Laws and Legislation supporting Investment in Childhood
- Psychological and Social Goals
- Comprehensive Healthcare and
- Investment in Childhood programs
Discussions at the event will complement Ewaa’s preventive role by addressing the negative effects of violence and abuse on investment in childhood, the psychological and social needs of children, socialization, the role of national laws and legislation in child protection, comprehensive health care for children, the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, access to healthcare for UAE children, the UAE child investment infrastructure, the most prominent child investment programs currently, etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Sarah Shuhail, Director-General of Ewaa, said that Emirati Children’s Day is “a great occasion to bring together various stakeholders concerned with this pivotal segment of society.”
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