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The University of Western Australia

Social Sciences Lecture Theatre

35 Stirling Highway

Crawley, Western Australia 6009

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To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child and World Children's Day, The University of Western Australia and UNICEF are presenting the inaugural Children's VOICE Conference.


This unique conference has been organised by children for children, with a steering committee made up of primary school-aged children involved in all aspects. Children will be front and centre in this event, with adult guests taking on more of a supportive role in addressing the children's questions and engaging with their ideas.


The name VOICE stands for 'Voicing Our Ideas for Children Everywhere' and this year's theme, 'Children's voice 4 change: it's our future' was chosen by the steering committee children.


What does this event involve?

This 1.5 hour session for 5- to 8-year-olds will include short presentations from children (on topics such as poverty, gender equality and education), small group discussions about issues and potential solutions, and an opportunity to ask questions of a panel of adult guests. While the topics are serious, the children on the steering committee are also committed to making the session fun, interactive, full of laughter and opportunities to make some fabulous new friends!

There is also a session for 9- to 12-year-olds in the afternoon.


How much does it cost to attend?

The conference is completely FREE! Children are invited to contribute a creative work that shows what is personally important to them.


How can children participate?

Simply register right here to secure a place!

Attendees are invited to prepare a creative work (for example, a drawing, sound recording, dance, poem, song, animation, cartoon, podcast or video) about an issue they believe needs to be solved to be displayed on the big screen at the conference and/or featured on the conference website afterwards. Find out more here.


Attendance and registration

Capacity is limited, so register now! A parent or guardian must accompany their child to the event and register, however there is a maximum of three tickets per family (one ticket for the child attending, at least one parent/guardian and an additional ticket). After registering, you may also submit your child's creative work via our website.


Class groups are invited to participate. Tickets have also been made available to those who would like to attend as a member of the audience.


Further information

If you would like more information or you have questions about this event please do not hesitate to contact either Dr Fiona Mayne fiona.mayne@uwa.edu.au (08 6488 1490) or Dr Gemma Scarparolo gemma.scarparolo@uwa.edu.au (08 6488 2385) or visit the Children's VOICE website.


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Social Sciences Lecture Theatre

35 Stirling Highway

Crawley, Western Australia 6009

Australia

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