Check out our recording of the Nov. 3 webinar on children’s rights. Panelists discussed comprehensive sexuality education, child poverty and lowering the voting age.

Panelist bios:

Insiya Mankani is the Public Affairs Officer at Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights where she helps to advance the domestic sexual and reproductive health policy landscape by collaborating with parliamentarians and partner organizations. Prior to Action Canada, Insiya worked at Human Rights Watch as the Senior Advocacy and Development Coordinator. She is based in Toronto, Ontario.

Athavarn Srikantharajah is an Eelam-Tamil researcher, facilitator, and writer with a focus on social and economic policy, community engagement, and governance. He is currently a Project Coordinator at Family Service Toronto with Campaign 2000, a national coalition working to end child and family poverty, where he coordinates a community-based research project engaging people with lived/living expertise of poverty on the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Dave Meslin is an Ontario-based author, activist, and change-maker. He has been involved in issues around democracy reforms for 30 years. His current areas of focus include voter turnout, lowering the voting age, and accountability in democratic systems.

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