23 November 2010

Bi-Annual Member Meeting a Success!

Chab Dai hosted our 11th Bi-Annual Member Meeting with a record 140 staff from member organizations.  Member staff included social workers from aftercare shelters, directors from prevention projects, trainers spreading awareness about child rights in villages, lawyers offering legal services, and socially responsible businessmen.

Over 40 member organizations joined together for two days to discuss and train around the topic of "Setting the Standard: Dignity in Media + Communications".  Speakers motivated participants to focus on HOPE & DIGNITY when sharing stories from shelters and projects; and to use photos and terminology that do not re-exploite or stigmatize survivors.

Chab Dai is committed to raising standards regarding photos and terminology about all children, especially those who have been abused or exploited.  We are currently drafting a media & communications policy, and advocating best practice with our members & partners.