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Events in Malaysia

CRC@20 Highlight

Malaysia's former First Lady, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah (2nd from R) and social advocate Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir read the State of the World's Children's Special Edition Report on Child Rights together with two Orang Asli children.
Photo credit © UNICEF Malaysia/2009/Ham


Partners and events in Malaysia

Hartamas Shopping Centre
Jingle Bell Fun Walk • 6 December 2009
This festive season, and to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Hartamas Shopping Centre will organize its Jingle Bell Fun Walk in support of children’s rights and UNICEF. Read

Media in Malaysia
Tune in to Me • 20 November 2009
More than 10 of Malaysia’s large network of media owners have joined forces to pledge 20 November 2009 as a day when children and young people will have a safe space to speak out on TV, radio, online and print. Read

Malaysian Bar Council
Forum: Education for All • 20 November 2009
Her Excellency Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah bt Mohd Ali and social advocate Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir will officiate the opening of the Forum with the launch of UNICEF's flagship report The State of the World's Children special anniversary edition on children and their rights. Read story

Leo Burnett/ Arc Worldwide
Tune in to Me Launch • 9 November 2009
UNICEF and Leo Burnett/ Arc Worldwide will bring to life children’s special place in the media with Tune in to Me, a multimedia campaign which will honour children’s right to be heard on Friday, 20 November 2009. Read story

Minister of Women, Family & Community Development
Media Policymakers Seminar • 5 November 2009
Twenty-four of Malaysia’s top media professionals gathered for a lively discussion with Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Senator Dato’ Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil on media policies and ethics affecting children in the media. Read story

Salt Media & Media in Malaysia
Media Workshops on Child Rights • October 2009
Protection is key for every child’s survival and development highlighted UNICEF at two media workshops held in Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read story

Limkokwing University
Let’s Heal the World music video • 20 October 2009
Youth from different nationalities across the world are sending a message of peace and hope through the “Let’s Heal the World” music video, to symbolise a peaceful and safe world where the rights of every child are protected and celebrated. Read story

Pos Malaysia and TBWA/TEQUILA
Caring Society child rights stamps • 9 October 2009
In a special tribute to children across the world, Malaysia’s postal service, Pos Malaysia and TBWA/TEQUILA joined forces to create the Caring Society stamp set to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read story

Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Malaysia
Kancil Student Award 2009 • September 2009
The 4As Kancil Awards, Malaysia’s most prestigious annual advertising awards, has picked the Convention on the Rights of the Child as one of two themes for its Student Award 2009. Read story • Read story

Taiping Peace Initiative
Youth Leadership Training • 8 – 9 August 2009
Faced with the challenge of becoming the peace-builders of the future, 50 youth aged between 15 and 18 from Taiping, Perak, used stories, songs, art and drama to share their perspectives of peace during a Youth Leadership Training jointly organised by UNICEF and the Taiping Peace Initiative. Read story

Manchester United and UNICEF UK
Defending vulnerable children • 17 July 2009
Manchester United stars Ryan Giggs, Patrice Evra and Federico Macheda as well as Manchester United Foundation Chief Executive John Shiels took time out of the club's pre-season tour of Asia to join UNICEF to champion the rights of marginalised children in Malaysia and highlight their increased vulnerability to HIV. Read story

My Child Malaysia
Celebrating children's rights • June – December 2009
A free parenting guide published every other month, MyChildMalaysia is running a series of articles anchored on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Each activity-based article focuses on a "right" in the CRC and suggests play activities that can be carried out in class or at home to help children learn about their rights.
 • 06.09: All children have rights
 • 08.09: A child’s right to play

Childline Malaysia
19 May 2009 onwards
Childline Malaysia operates in the spirit of the Convention of the Rights of the Child with a special focus on every child’s right to be heard and protected. Planned activities include a national 24/7 emergency toll-free helpline for children in need of care and protection. Read story.

Taylor’s University College
Hear Us Out II • 11 April 2009
The International Canadian Pre-University (ICPU) program at Taylor’s University College organised Hear Us Out II which brought together some 200 students who ranged in age from 18 to 20-something. The Conference comprised a series of exciting workshops and discussions which focused on global concerns by youth and for youth. Read story.

Media Prima Radio Networks, & celebrate children • yearlong
Media Prima Radio Networks Malay, English and Mandarin radio stations –, and – have come aboard to celebrate children and their rights. The popular radio network will produce multi-language public service announcements in June, September and November. Read story.





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