Dr. Ziba Vaghri (UBC HELP), Dr. Sue Bennet (CEO, Ottawa) and Dr. Philip Cook presented at the annual Consensus in International Pediatrics Conference (CIP), Bangkok, Feb. 16, 2014. The panel focused on global trends in child rights accountabiility, with a specific focus on indicators and State Party reports to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Dr. Vagri presented the work of UBC HELP on GC 7 (eary childhood), Dr. Bennet discussed global trends in child protection and Dr. Cook shared IICRD's work on child rights indicators and presented a national model of accountability for children through progressive child rights monitoring. The panel was also joined by Dr. Alison Kempe, daughter of the well known pediatrician, the late Henry Kempe who published the seminal paper the battered child syndrome in 1962. Henry Kempe's paper resulted in significant global attention on the prevention and treatment of child maltreatment and gave birth to the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) - IICRD's partner in creating GC 13.
Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Dr. Sue Bennet and Dr. Philip Cook host a panel on Child Rights and Accountability at Consensus in International Pediatrics Conference (CIP), Bangkok, Feb. 16, 2014