Tag results for "Child/youth-led"

Child/Youth-led starts from young people’s ideas and is primarily driven by children/ youth themselves, sometimes with adult support.

 

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Children’s Rights Innovation Fund (CRif)

The Children’s Rights Innovation Fund (CRif) is a grant-making fund and donor learning community. They aim to reinvigorate and transform the global children’s rights field by building power with youth […]

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Pledge a Pad

Pledge a Pad is a youth-led organisation based at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. A group of students founded the organisation in 2010 to address the lack of menstrual […]

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inHive Global

inHive supports alumni network building. They aim to give young people from low-resourced communities and experiencing various forms of marginalisation access to social capital in forms of connections, relationships, and […]

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Shifting the Field: Philanthropy’s role in strengthening child- and youth-led community rooted groups

In 2019, Elevate Children Funders Group (ECFG) commissioned the exploratory study, ‘Philanthropy’s role in strengthening child- and youth-led community rooted groups.’ The objective of this study was to map current […]

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Acinonyx Cervidae Hircus: Child-led evaluation of the PPA programme in Cambodia

Plan International and the UK Department for International Development collaboratively developed the Building Skills for Life Programme through a Programme Partnership Agreement. This programme sought to empower adolescent girls and […]

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CLARISSA

CLARISSA is a programme co-developing, with stakeholders, innovative and context-appropriate ways to increase options for children to avoid engagement in hazardous, exploitative labour in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal. It is […]

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Fridays for Future

FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE or FFF, is a global climate strike movement that started in August 2018, when 15-year-old Greta Thunberg began a school strike for climate. On the 8th of […]

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Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD)

Youth Network for Sustainable Development (YNSD) is a non-governmental, non-profit making indigenous organisation in Ethiopia which was founded in 2003 by four school clubs and fifteen youth associations. Currently, YNSD […]

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United We Dream

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the USA. UWD empowers people to develop their leadership, their organising skills, and to develop their own campaigns to fight […]

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The Warren Centre

Established in 1983, The Warren Youth Project provides vital support services to young people in Hull. The Warren Centre offers free support, guidance, training, education, counselling, employability skills/training, and creative […]

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People in Need Agency (PINA)

People In Need Agency (PINA) is a youth-led non- governmental organisation registered by the government of Uganda, Wakiso district, Entebbe Municipal Council and Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality. It was established to […]

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MAEJT (African Movement of Working Street Children and Youth)

Started in 1994 in Côte d’Ivoire, Le Mouvement Africain des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs (MAEJT) is a child-led organisation aimed at protecting working children and youth. MAEJT currently operates in […]

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Local Youth Corner Cameroon

Local Youth Corner Cameroon is a national, non-profit, non-governmental and youth-led organisation created in 2002 with a focus of working with youths within the ages of 15 to 35. Their […]

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Kwa Wazee

Kwa Wazee Switzerland is a charitable association according to Swiss law, based in Bern. It provides a prominent part of the funding for the partner organisation Kwa Wazee Nshamba which […]

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Health Child

Health Child was started in 2006 by three people who came together to contribute towards children and women wellbeing after working with communities in micro-finance companies. One on the founders […]

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FRIDA

FRIDA provides young feminist organisers with the resources they need to amplify their voices and bring attention to the social justice issues they care about. FRIDA enables the support, flexibility […]

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Eshet Children and Youth Development Organization

Eshet Children and Youth Development Organization (ECYDO) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation with a goal of improving the opportunities for children and young people. ECYDO cares about the social and […]

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ChildFund Alliance

ChildFund Alliance is a global network of 11 child-focused development organisations that helps nearly 16 million children and their families in more than 60 countries. ChildFund Alliance works to end […]

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Child-to-Child

Child to Child is an international child-rights agency located at the Institute of Education, University of London. A pioneer of the children’s participation movement, the Child to Child concept was […]

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Aware Girls

Aware Girls is a young women-led organisation working for women empowerment, gender equality, and peace in Pakistan. They are working to strengthen the leadership capacity of young women enabling them […]

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AnaTaban

Ana Taban is a South Sudanese artists’ collective dedicated to bringing peace to the country. It is formed of young painters, muralists, musicians, designers, poets and performers. First started in […]

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Action for Fundamental Change and Development

Action for Fundamental Change and Development (AFFCAD) is a youth-led nonprofit organization founded in 2009 to transform living conditions in Kampala’s poorest slum areas by empowering the children, youth and […]

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PEER Action Guide – By Young Roma for Young Roma and ALL children

PEER is a consortium of 12 partners from Romania, the UK, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Spain, Lithuania, Ireland and Italy. It has supported more than 500 Roma young people to learn […]

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Accomodating Religious Identity in Youth Peace-Building Programs

This toolkit presents an overview of how youth programs across the globe accommodate religion, identifying positive outcomes and challenges from case studies in the field. The toolkit starts by examining […]

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Supporting the Design and Implementation of Youth-led Research Projects

This guidance note presents some of the lessons learned by youth-led research projects in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Burundi, and Tanzania. The intention of this document is to […]

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Listening and Learning Toolkit

This toolkit introduces the user to the L&L methodology, identifies the key considerations for a successful process, and includes guidance on best practice for implementing this research method. The “Listening […]

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PEER

The PEER Project (Participation Experiences and Empowerment for Roma youth) involves partners in nine countries working with Roma children and young people aged from 8-18 to empower and build capacity […]

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VoiceMore

VoiceMore is War Child’s youth advocates development programme which empowers young people affected by armed conflict to share their experiences and take action to combat issues impacting them. Groups discuss […]

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Dreaming of No Judgment: Mi Pleito Against Stereotypes

Dreaming of No Judgement was a one-year research project which focused on how stereotypes about immigrants affect high school students and their community. Students investigated the question: What are the […]

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Children, Transport and Mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa

The project, conducted between May 2006 and April 2010, focused on the mobility constraints faced by girl and boy children in accessing health, educational and other facilities in sub-Saharan Africa […]

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Young People Leaving Care: Participatory Research to Improve Child Welfare Practices and the Rights of Children and Young People

This paper discusses participatory research with young people who are leaving public care in Finland to begin independent lives. The aim of the research, organised by SOS Children’s Villages International, […]

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You Defend What You Feel: ‘Presencing’ Nature as ‘Experiential Knowing’

This article reflects on a youth-led action research process on climate change adaptation carried out in Cuba between 2013 and 2015. The research explored the question: ‘How are Cuban youth […]

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Working With Young Children as Co-Researchers: An Approach Informed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), children have the right to express their views on all matters affecting them and to have those views […]

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Which Way Now? Young People’s Experiences of Leaving Care – Researched by Young People in Hull

This report is about young people leaving care in Hull and was researched and put together by young people themselves. Some themes which emerged in the research, such as the […]

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education: Children and Adolescents Leading the Way in Tajikistan

This case study is designed to highlight participatory activities and interventions that were undertaken by UNICEF Tajikistan in partnership with Republic of Tajikistan government counterparts, locally-based NGOs and young people. […]

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Meeting the Rights of Children affected by Armed Conflict

Innovation involves the development and implementation of new ideas, methods, products and approaches to promote positive change. Whilst innovation is often side lined in humanitarian settings due to the prioritisation […]

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The Tatu Tano Child-Led Organisation – Building Child Capacity and Protective Relationships Through a Child-Led Organisation, North-Western Tanzania Case Study

This case study tells the story of a child-led organisation called Tatu Tano which was started over ten years ago by a small NGO called Kwa Wazee (Kiswahili for older […]

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The Growing Up in Cities Project: Global Perspectives on Children and Youth as Catalysts for Community Change

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child contains a set of “participation clauses” which are leading members of development agencies, municipal offices, and community organizations to incorporate […]

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Survey on the Perceptions and Attitudes of People Towards Domestic Abuse in Pakistan

Aware Girls conducted a small survey to find out the general perception and attitudes of people towards the issue of domestic violence mostly intimate partner violence. The survey was conducted […]

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Street Children’s Participatory Research

This paper outlines the method and processes used in a piece of participatory research by ten street children to identify the problems of street children. The children selected the research […]

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Shifting the Narrative: Child‐led Responses to Climate Change and Disasters in El Salvador and the Philippines

Children and young people are commonly treated in the climate change and disasters literature as victims of natural events requiring protection by adults. This article critiques that narrative, drawing on […]

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Research With, By, For and About Children: Lessons from Disaster Contexts

There is a need for critically informed studies that include children’s perspectives on the role of children in disaster contexts, given the increased incidence of disasters resulting from the global […]

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Reflections from the Children’s Participating in Governance Project: Budget Monitoring within a Rights-Based Framework

Children growing up in a young democracy have a window of opportunity to advocate for their own rights, and engage in governance issues. Children’s participation in governance ensures that their […]

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Learn to Live Without Violence: Transformative Research by Children and Young People

CESESMA’s work is about empowering young people in their communities, and this booklet shows that work at its best. The research presented here was devised, led and conducted by children […]

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Key Learnings from the PEER Project: A Combined Research Paper

In this research paper the authors describe the aims, general approach and activities of the PEER project. The authors outline the diverse contexts in which they worked. The authors then […]

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Citizenship Knows No Age: Children’s Participation in The Governance and Municipal Budget of Barra Mansa, Brazil

This paper describes the development of a children’s participatory budget council in the city of Barra Mansa (Brazil), to which 18 boys and 18 girls are elected by their peers […]

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Child Participation in Programme Planning and Implementation in the Marginalised Youth Projects, Jamaica

This book chapter describes the Paradise Project in Grenada, Jamiaca, which examined the effect of tourism on Grenada’s children. Fifteen young people designed, prepared and carried out their own research.

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Child Brigade: An Organisation of Street Working Children in Bangladesh

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) marks the movement of children from the margins of development thinking to the centre of development concerns. The language […]

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Child-Led Research: From Participating in Research to Leading It

This study aims to explore how the participation of children and young people in their own child-led research contribute, positively or negatively, to decision-making processes in the context of humanitarian […]

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Amplifying Children’s Voices on Climate Change: The Role of Participatory Video 

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time with the greatest impacts being felt by poor and marginalised people living in developing countries, and particularly children. […]

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“The Kit” How Youth can Evaluate Their Services

This is a document produced by the youth who ran an evaluation of a youth drop-in centre in Ottawa, Canada. It is colourful and mostly-handwritten. The document outlines the process […]

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‘Why Do They Hate Us?’ Reframing Immigration Through Participatory Action Research

Why do ‘they’ hate ‘us’? is a painful starting point for trying to make sense of the tangled web of global restructuring, politics and racism. The discussion draws upon ‘Dreaming […]

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‘Doing It Right?’: Working with Young Researchers in Malawi to Investigate Children, Transport and Mobility

This paper explores involving children in Malawi in research about young people, mobility and transport, respecting their rights of participation, education, and protection from exploitation. The Malawi study forms one […]

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Innovations to Engage Youth in Accountability Work in Liberia

In Liberia’s post-conflict context, there is a new generation of young people coming of age who did not experience the conflict. The Accountability Lab, a civil society organisation that works […]

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Accountability Lab

The Accountability Lab makes governance work for people by supporting active citizens, responsible leaders and accountable institutions. Their goal is a world in which resources are used wisely, decisions benefit […]

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