About Our Symposium and knowledge exchanges
How does a girl’s geographic, economic, and social situation impact her experience with the criminal justice system? Through the International Symposium on Girls in Conflict with the Law, we explored the depths of this complex topic. Our expert speakers and panelists convened in a series of 12 webinars starting October 27, 2020 through March 2021, to exchange knowledge on the growing crisis.
The Joint Program on Child Welfare knowledge exchange on Thursday April 7, 2022 highlighted the latest developments in the field of juvenile justice in China and the United States. Experts on Juvenile Law, on both sides, learned about the approach, experiences and practices of each country across common challenges. This two hour program represents one of the few channels left for the United States and China to discuss human rights, which includes the rights of the child. The two sides remain committed to continuing their cooperation going forward.
Now we invite you to attend our webinars virtually, and hear from leading activists, judges, scholars, lawyers and field practitioners about the challenges and learn their strategic recommendations for improving a system that is failing girls and children around the world.
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Generous support from the following sponsors has made the symposium possible:
Dedicated Grants and Gifts
Dui Hua’s Special Program Development Fund and core grants from
Dui Hua organizes exchanges among criminal justice practitioners and scholars, China’s Supreme People’s Court, and US judges in order to advance reforms. In 2017, Dui Hua held its fifth juvenile justice exchange with China’s Supreme People’s Court on the reform of the juvenile trial system.
The 2014 exchange, “Women in Prison: An International Symposium on the Bangkok Rules,” focused on the implementation of the UN Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the “Bangkok Rules”).
For that expert exchange, Dui Hua translated “Neglected Needs: Girls in the Criminal Justice System” into Chinese. Researched and written by Penal Reform International and the Inter-agency Panel for Juvenile Justice, “Neglected Needs…” examines the challenges girls face in the criminal justice system and makes recommendations to strengthen the protection of their rights.