Convention Committees

Organising Committee

Chathuri Jayasooriya is a child rights advocate and psychosocial practitioner with a special focus on alternative care of children.  She has been working in the field of child rights and wellbeing for 12 years, especially on child rights governance and psychosocial wellbeing. Her work primarily involves advocacy, networking, research, training and the provision of psychosocial support especially for children in residential care and family strengthening support to prevent child-family separation. She was instrumental in forming the 18+ Alliance of civil society and private sector agencies to build support systems for youth leaving care in Sri Lanka as well as the Generation Never Give-up (GNG) Network of care leavers, during her tenure with SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka. She currently works with SOS Children’s Villages International as the Advocacy Advisor-Asia, working with 11 countries in Asia to advocate for the provision of quality care for children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care.
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SOS Children’s Villages, is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of loosing it. They work with communities, partners and States to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are fulfilled. They are an independent, secular, a political non-government organisation working in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with five regional offices in five continents. They believe that every child belongs to a family and has the right to grow with love, respect and security.
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Udayan Care, registered in 1994 as a Public Charitable Trust, works to empower vulnerable children, women, and youth, in 23 cities across 13 states of India. Udayan Care accords the highest importance to child and youth participation and encouraging their direct voices to be heard. In 25 years, we have directly impacted the lives of about 24,000 children, women, and youth as beneficiaries as well as thousands as indirect beneficiaries through our training programmes and through our advocacy efforts. Udayan Care has recently concluded a seminal research on Aftercare in India. The research has initiated a much needed discourse on the need for robust Aftercare Programmig among different stakeholders in India including Care Leavers. The research has been appreciated for successfully capturing the voices and situation of Care Leavers in India.
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Chathuri Jayasooriya is a child rights advocate and psychosocial practitioner with a special focus on alternative care of children.  She has been working in the field of child rights and wellbeing for 12 years, especially on child rights governance and psychosocial wellbeing. Her work primarily involves advocacy, networking, research, training and the provision of psychosocial support especially for children in residential care and family strengthening support to prevent child-family separation. She was instrumental in forming the 18+ Alliance of civil society and private sector agencies to build support systems for youth leaving care in Sri Lanka as well as the Generation Never Give-up (GNG) Network of care leavers, during her tenure with SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka. She currently works with SOS Children’s Villages International as the Advocacy Advisor-Asia, working with 11 countries in Asia to advocate for the provision of quality care for children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care.
…Read More
SOS Children’s Villages, is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of loosing it. They work with communities, partners and States to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are fulfilled. They are an independent, secular, a political non-government organisation working in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with five regional offices in five continents. They believe that every child belongs to a family and has the right to grow with love, respect and security.
…Read More
Udayan Care, registered in 1994 as a Public Charitable Trust, works to empower vulnerable children, women, and youth, in 23 cities across 13 states of India. Udayan Care accords the highest importance to child and youth participation and encouraging their direct voices to be heard. In 25 years, we have directly impacted the lives of about 24,000 children, women, and youth as beneficiaries as well as thousands as indirect beneficiaries through our training programmes and through our advocacy efforts. Udayan Care has recently concluded a seminal research on Aftercare in India. The research has initiated a much needed discourse on the need for robust Aftercare Programmig among different stakeholders in India including Care Leavers. The research has been appreciated for successfully capturing the voices and situation of Care Leavers in India.
…Read More
Chathuri Jayasooriya is a child rights advocate and psychosocial practitioner with a special focus on alternative care of children.  She has been working in the field of child rights and wellbeing for 12 years, especially on child rights governance and psychosocial wellbeing. Her work primarily involves advocacy, networking, research, training and the provision of psychosocial support especially for children in residential care and family strengthening support to prevent child-family separation. She was instrumental in forming the 18+ Alliance of civil society and private sector agencies to build support systems for youth leaving care in Sri Lanka as well as the Generation Never Give-up (GNG) Network of care leavers, during her tenure with SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka. She currently works with SOS Children’s Villages International as the Advocacy Advisor-Asia, working with 11 countries in Asia to advocate for the provision of quality care for children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care.
…Read More
SOS Children’s Villages, is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of loosing it. They work with communities, partners and States to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are fulfilled. They are an independent, secular, a political non-government organisation working in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with five regional offices in five continents. They believe that every child belongs to a family and has the right to grow with love, respect and security.
…Read More
Udayan Care, registered in 1994 as a Public Charitable Trust, works to empower vulnerable children, women, and youth, in 23 cities across 13 states of India. Udayan Care accords the highest importance to child and youth participation and encouraging their direct voices to be heard. In 25 years, we have directly impacted the lives of about 24,000 children, women, and youth as beneficiaries as well as thousands as indirect beneficiaries through our training programmes and through our advocacy efforts. Udayan Care has recently concluded a seminal research on Aftercare in India. The research has initiated a much needed discourse on the need for robust Aftercare Programmig among different stakeholders in India including Care Leavers. The research has been appreciated for successfully capturing the voices and situation of Care Leavers in India.
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Sub Committee of Care Leavers

Chathuri Jayasooriya is a child rights advocate and psychosocial practitioner with a special focus on alternative care of children.  She has been working in the field of child rights and wellbeing for 12 years, especially on child rights governance and psychosocial wellbeing. Her work primarily involves advocacy, networking, research, training and the provision of psychosocial support especially for children in residential care and family strengthening support to prevent child-family separation. She was instrumental in forming the 18+ Alliance of civil society and private sector agencies to build support systems for youth leaving care in Sri Lanka as well as the Generation Never Give-up (GNG) Network of care leavers, during her tenure with SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka. She currently works with SOS Children’s Villages International as the Advocacy Advisor-Asia, working with 11 countries in Asia to advocate for the provision of quality care for children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care.
…Read More
SOS Children’s Villages, is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of loosing it. They work with communities, partners and States to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are fulfilled. They are an independent, secular, a political non-government organisation working in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with five regional offices in five continents. They believe that every child belongs to a family and has the right to grow with love, respect and security.
…Read More
Udayan Care, registered in 1994 as a Public Charitable Trust, works to empower vulnerable children, women, and youth, in 23 cities across 13 states of India. Udayan Care accords the highest importance to child and youth participation and encouraging their direct voices to be heard. In 25 years, we have directly impacted the lives of about 24,000 children, women, and youth as beneficiaries as well as thousands as indirect beneficiaries through our training programmes and through our advocacy efforts. Udayan Care has recently concluded a seminal research on Aftercare in India. The research has initiated a much needed discourse on the need for robust Aftercare Programmig among different stakeholders in India including Care Leavers. The research has been appreciated for successfully capturing the voices and situation of Care Leavers in India.
…Read More
Chathuri Jayasooriya is a child rights advocate and psychosocial practitioner with a special focus on alternative care of children.  She has been working in the field of child rights and wellbeing for 12 years, especially on child rights governance and psychosocial wellbeing. Her work primarily involves advocacy, networking, research, training and the provision of psychosocial support especially for children in residential care and family strengthening support to prevent child-family separation. She was instrumental in forming the 18+ Alliance of civil society and private sector agencies to build support systems for youth leaving care in Sri Lanka as well as the Generation Never Give-up (GNG) Network of care leavers, during her tenure with SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka. She currently works with SOS Children’s Villages International as the Advocacy Advisor-Asia, working with 11 countries in Asia to advocate for the provision of quality care for children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care.
…Read More
SOS Children’s Villages, is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of loosing it. They work with communities, partners and States to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are fulfilled. They are an independent, secular, a political non-government organisation working in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with five regional offices in five continents. They believe that every child belongs to a family and has the right to grow with love, respect and security.
…Read More
Udayan Care, registered in 1994 as a Public Charitable Trust, works to empower vulnerable children, women, and youth, in 23 cities across 13 states of India. Udayan Care accords the highest importance to child and youth participation and encouraging their direct voices to be heard. In 25 years, we have directly impacted the lives of about 24,000 children, women, and youth as beneficiaries as well as thousands as indirect beneficiaries through our training programmes and through our advocacy efforts. Udayan Care has recently concluded a seminal research on Aftercare in India. The research has initiated a much needed discourse on the need for robust Aftercare Programmig among different stakeholders in India including Care Leavers. The research has been appreciated for successfully capturing the voices and situation of Care Leavers in India.
…Read More
Chathuri Jayasooriya is a child rights advocate and psychosocial practitioner with a special focus on alternative care of children.  She has been working in the field of child rights and wellbeing for 12 years, especially on child rights governance and psychosocial wellbeing. Her work primarily involves advocacy, networking, research, training and the provision of psychosocial support especially for children in residential care and family strengthening support to prevent child-family separation. She was instrumental in forming the 18+ Alliance of civil society and private sector agencies to build support systems for youth leaving care in Sri Lanka as well as the Generation Never Give-up (GNG) Network of care leavers, during her tenure with SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka. She currently works with SOS Children’s Villages International as the Advocacy Advisor-Asia, working with 11 countries in Asia to advocate for the provision of quality care for children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care.
…Read More
SOS Children’s Villages, is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of loosing it. They work with communities, partners and States to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are fulfilled. They are an independent, secular, a political non-government organisation working in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with five regional offices in five continents. They believe that every child belongs to a family and has the right to grow with love, respect and security.
…Read More
Udayan Care, registered in 1994 as a Public Charitable Trust, works to empower vulnerable children, women, and youth, in 23 cities across 13 states of India. Udayan Care accords the highest importance to child and youth participation and encouraging their direct voices to be heard. In 25 years, we have directly impacted the lives of about 24,000 children, women, and youth as beneficiaries as well as thousands as indirect beneficiaries through our training programmes and through our advocacy efforts. Udayan Care has recently concluded a seminal research on Aftercare in India. The research has initiated a much needed discourse on the need for robust Aftercare Programmig among different stakeholders in India including Care Leavers. The research has been appreciated for successfully capturing the voices and situation of Care Leavers in India.
…Read More
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