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Promoting Children's Participation in Democratic Decision-Making

  • Author: UNICEF
  • Publication date: May 2001
  • Page count: 56
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 01.XX.7

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About the book

Listening to children and considering seriously what they have to say has not been a widely adopted practice throughout the world. Since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), 'child participation' has received much attention. National and local governments, UN agencies, organizations and community groups have started to explore the concepts of participation, partnership and empowerment. This publication makes a case for a commitment to respecting children's rights, and draws on research on a wide range of international initiatives. In doing so, it seeks to provide guidelines in working with children as partners.