Welcome to the page of the International Consultation
Child Helpline International and Childline Thailand are
proud to co-host this year's IC in Bangkok, November 14th-16th, at
the Centara Grand Hotel at
IC 2016 is under the umbrella of The Sustainable Development Goals, and it
will focus on:
- Ending Violence
At the IC 2016, participants will be able to share case examples
and learn best practices in protecting the rights of children.
Importantly, the IC 2016 is the opportunity for child helplines
globally to align on data collection and monitoring of the
implementation of the SDGs.
Participants will discuss good practices and possible solutions
in issues of child online protection and exploitation and present
extensive research funded by UNICEF, under the UK Government's WeProtect
programme. The attendance of the ICT and Telecoms sector will
be crucial in this aspect.
Our data shows that of the 30,000 cases on cyber-bullying in
2011 and 2012, 68% of callers were from the Asia Pacific region.
Cyber-bullying includes all elements of online abuse from bullying
and trolling to mobile sexting. The IC 2016 aims to provide child
helplines with tools to help respond to child online
Child Helpline International recognises that some of it member
child helplines have vast experience in preventing child online
abuse, and also providing assistance when children and youth are
victims of cyberbullying, sexting, or trolling just to name a few.
The IC 2016 aims to provide a space where child helplines can share
some of their tools to help respond to child online protection, and
for Child Helpline International to continue the further gathering
of best practices that can then be shared with the wider network,
through E-learning modules to be developed in 2017.
Child Helpline International launched its Gender Toolkit in November 2015 to assist all
members in mainstreaming gender equality. The IC 2016 will explore
the effectiveness of training modules and workshops and assess
weakness/strengths to improve its usage. Understanding the
importance of the gender equality for the fulfilment of human
rights and particularly children's rights, the IC 2016 will
incorporate a gender lens in all its themes.
- Child Helplines in Emergencies
From conflicts to natural disasters, children are always most at
risk in these vulnerable situations. They might be separated from
their families, experience loss, lack the most basic resources or
need urgent medical attention. Child helplines play a critical role
during humanitarian crisis and often manage to respond to children
all the way through these difficult situations.
Another important element of the IC 2016 is the participation of
Child Helpline International's Youth Advisory Councils (YAC), which
was launched in 2014 during the last International Consultation.
The YAC will play a key role in the development of the agenda and
will participate in panels and workshops across the whole IC
2016. In parallel with this, Childline Thailand will work with
local youth groups.
The Youth Advisory Council has recently launched an exciting
fundraising campaign, in order to make sure that all nine members
can attend this important event and participate as actively as
Please consider supporting their effort by donating on
Target audience of the IC 2016 are
- Child helplines;
- Child protection networks,
governmental bodies, global and regional partners and donors, local
- Telecoms and the wider ICT