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M’sian teen Ain Husniza invited to speak at UNICEF conference on violence against children

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The brave schoolgirl who stood up against her teacher’s lewd and sexist remarks, Ain Husniza has been selected to be a panellist for an upcoming programme organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Titled “INSPIRE: Ending Violence Against Children During Covid-19 and Beyond”, the UNICEF programme is scheduled to be aired online from November 1 to 5.

Ain Husniza will be speaking alongside the United Nations (UN) Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid this Saturday (Oct 30).

Ain husniza invited to speak at unicef conference on violence against children
Photo from Facebook/ Saiful Nizam
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Her father, Saiful Nizam stated in a Facebook post that Ain was one of just seven people from Asia invited to speak at the session.

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During the discussion, Ain will offer insights and suggestions on the current situation of children’s rights in Malaysia, especially as it relates to access to quality education, improving safety in schools, mental well-being, policy, and more.”

#MakeSchoolASaferPlace

The 17-year-old first gained nationwide attention when she posted a TikTok video expressing her discomfort about her male teacher, who reportedly made rape jokes during class in April of this year.

Since the incident, Ain Husniza has launched a social media campaign to create awareness called #MakeSchoolASaferPlace.

Her campaign advocates for safety in schools, providing a better learning environment for the younger generation, and encouraging other students to speak up against any negative school experiences.

Congratulations Ain!

Cover Images via REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng and Facebook/Saiful Nizam


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