2019 Activities

Mohinder Watson participated in these activities.

UN Network on Migration Consultation, 4 April 2019 Geneva and civil society preparatory meeting 3rdApril.

March 2019 CSW 63, UN New York

January 2019 South Asian Women’s Regional Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal

Visit to the Bikalpa Aangan School and surrounding area in Kathmandu.

Bikalpa Aangan School was a happy and stimulating space for young children from the surrounding deprived area albeit with minimum facilities compared to what these children deserve. Thanks to the hard work of Stella T and her team for over 15 years building this facility, for showing us around this important project and taking us to meet some of the local residents and visit the surrounding area. We also thank them for permission to take photographs during the visit.

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March 2019 International Conference on Child Marriage and Temporary Marriage in the Middle East, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna

On 4th March we were invited to participate in a one day International Conference on ‘Temporary/Child Marriages, Modern Slavery and the Ramifications for the Psychological Disorders of Women’ at the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna in the presence of the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Austria, HE Ms. Khojasta Fana Ebrahimkhel, Prof. Dr Alfred Pritz the Rector of Sigmund Freud University and other guests. The well attended event was organised by Dr Ourania Rodita and Dr Behnaz Hosseini and drew together academics and human rights activists covering these topics from both a country specific and regional perspective. Experts from Iran, Afghanistan, the UK, the USA, Austria, Spain and Switzerland presented and discussed these important issues (programme attached).