The 2014 Inaugural Regional Asian Girls’ Human Rights Conference

The 2014 Inaugural Regional Conference on Human Rights & Dignity of Asian Girls

Organized by the Asian Girl Campaign, the 2014 Inaugural Regional Conference on Human Rights & Dignity of Asian Girls will be held in Chandigarh, India for 2 days (28 & 30 September, 2014) during the 9th International Youth Peace Fest (IYPF 2014). In line with the conference, related workshops will also be held on October 1, 2014.

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Last chance to receive discounted price to attend the entire IYPF 2014 (offer valid until April 30th)!


29th & 30th September 2014 Regional Conference on Human Rights & Dignity of Asian Girls; 1st October 2014 Workshops


1) Creating Girl Human Rights Cities 2) Challenges and Breakthrough in Policies and Legislation for Girls’ Human Rights 3) Challenges and Breakthrough in Management and Implementation of Girl Empowerment Projects
4) Mobilizing Community Through Media and Volunteerism


Panjab University

Sector 14, Chandigarh, Chandigarh UT, 160014 India


1. From Chandigarh Airport: Suggested Route via taxi: Dakshin Marg; Estimated time: 26mins; For Google Map Directions, click here.

2. From Chandigarh Railway Station: Suggested route via taxi: Madhya Marg; Estimated time: 21mins; For Google Map Directions, click here.


Accommodation will not be provided but here are some suggested places.

1. Hotel Shivalik View 4 star hotel; About 3000INR for a single room; Distance from Bus stand: 0.5km; Railway: 9km; Airport: 13km; Panjab University: 8mins taxi ride; Website:

2. Hotel Parkview 2 star hotel; About 2000INR for a single semi deluxe room; Distance from Bus stand: 2km; Railway: 10km; Airport: 14km; Panjab University: 5mins taxi ride; Website:

3. Lemon Tree Hotel, Chandigarh 3 star hotel; About 4000INR for a twin room; Distance from Railway: 9.9km; Airport: 4.9km; Panjab University: 17mins taxi ride; Website: chandigarh.aspx?gclid=CPfdprGtkbwCFYJU4godxxMA T A

Some facts on Chandigarh: 

Chandigarh is located near the foothills of the sivalik range of the Himalayas in northwest India. It covers an area of approximately 114 km2, and shares its borders with the states of Haryana and Punjab. In September, Chandigarh will be having their Monsoon season, receiving moderate to heavy rainfall, and sometimes heavy to very heavy rainfall. So be sure to be prepared!

Chandigarh, being India’s first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span green city rightly called “ THE CITY BEAUTIFUL ” 



Nominated Asian Girl Ambassador 2013: Tserenbaljir Mandakh (1st Asian Girl Rights Award Winner)

Name: Tserenbaljir Mandakh Organization: Mongolia’s The Princess Center for the Protection of Girl’s and Young Women’s Rights Awards/Achievements: 1) Client turned advocate;  2) Board member and club coordinator at Young Mothers’ Club, The Princess Center Introduction I was born on July 17, 1995 and now … Continue reading

Girls’ Rights Advocate, Shah Vashwati (Asian Girl Ambassador)


Shah VashwatiShah Vashwati Madhurima is a 17-year-old Bangladeshi student and girls’ rights advocate. She was 2012’s Asian Girl Ambassador. She works with NUK (Nari Uddug Kendra), a national organization that promotes gender equality, human rights and the personal empowerment of women and girls. Shah serves as the NUK Student Forum general secretary in her home district of Kishorganj.

Through her involvement with NUK, Shah has helped increase girls’ self-confidence and deliver them from dangerous situations. Some of her biggest accomplishments are preventing four marriages that involved child brides, helping three women from poor families avoid paying a dowry and also protecting four girls from sexual harassment and molestation. Continue reading

Anush Bagratunyan (International Judge of Asian Girls’ Rights Award 2015)

Anush Bagratunyan

Anush has a master’s degree in law from the American University of Armenia. She is the CEO of ‘The Future Is Yours’, a NGO based in Armenia, working on a wide range of educational  projects to raise awareness of laws related to the rights of the child among youth in Yerevan and other regions of Armenia as well as at international and regional levels. She is devoted to charity and is particularly concerned about the well-being of children and youth. She is also an experienced program coordinator and youth trainer on the rights of the child, anti-corruption and cultural tolerance.


“The Future Is Yours”

Charitable Social Non-Governmental Organization

The Future Is Yours Charitable Social NGO was launched in 2003 in Armenia to work on educational, cultural, social, civil society, human rights, environmental, and volunteering programs.

The Future Is Yours believes raising the level of youth education and consciousness is an important premise to develop society. The NGO organizes education and information projects for high school students, college students and community youth, to increase their awareness of the law, democratic principles, human rights, anticorruption, civil society, tolerance, the environment and career development.

The Future Is Yours uses new teaching methods, interactive courses, roundtable discussions, debates and meetings to engage youth in Yerevan and other regions of Armenia. School teachers and university professors also enroll in various courses. Clients benefit from receiving consultations, educational materials and new learning tools, which they implement in their everyday working lives.

The Future Is Yours places a high priority on regional projects focused on bringing together local priorities. Regional projects are oriented to raise education and awareness levels, develop mutual understanding, foster intercultural dialogue, and build cooperation between civil society organizations and regional communities.

The Future Is Yours also organizes a wide range of educational and cultural projects in the social sphere to involve underprivileged populations, including children in orphanages, boarding schools and public schools, as well as teenagers and youth. The objective is to integrate them into the society, improve their level of education and expose them to culture and art.

The Future Is Yours develops voluntary service in Armenia by organizing projects that engage volunteers in various spheres of community life.

The mission of the organization is to:

  • Support cultural and intercultural education of youth
  • Raise social awareness and participation
  • Improve the education level of the next generation
  • Solve social problems in Armenia
  • Increase volunteering activities, coordination and development in Armenia
  • Facilitate cultural and educational dialogue between regions of Armenia

To increase the impact of these activities, The Future Is Yours collaborates with many international organizations such as the US Embassy, Council of Europe, Jinishian Memorial Foundation, British Embassy, UNESCO Moscow Office, Armenian Centre for Public Dialogue and Development, All-Armenian Foundation, UNDP, OSCE, BST, German Marshall Fund, Embassy of Japan, UNHCR, Save the Children, HSBC, Global Education Trust, Future First, and World Vision.

Mashuda Khatun Shefali (International Judge of Asian Girls’ Rights Award 2015)

Asian Girl Campaign


Mashuda Khatun Shefali is the Executive Director of Nari Uddug Kendra (NUK), which translates to the Centre for Women’s Initiative. NUK works to promote gender equality, human rights and the personal and political empowerment of women and girls in Bangladesh.

Before founding NUK, she worked in the development sector for the Bangladesh Ministry of Women’s Affairs as well as for several citizen sector organizations, women’s groups and donors. This period concluded with a position in the Canadian International Development Agency, where she managed development funds for a large number of local NGOs throughout the country. Shefali is currently the founder and Managing Director of the Kishorgonj Eye Hospitals and Agarashindur Community Hospital in Kishorgonj. Her latest project is the Bangladesh Women’s Fund, which conducts fundraising and grant-making for local women’s NGOs in order to invest in the rights and equality of women and girls. Her areas of expertise include gender…

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